Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting & Responding for Mandated Professionals

Child Abuse and Neglect:  Recognizing, Reporting & Responding for Mandated Professionals

A free CLE for Legal Aid attorneys, volunteers and caseworkers

2.75 credit hours have been requested from the Ohio Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Summit County Juvenile Court

(First Floor Conference Room)
650 Dan Street
Akron, OH 44310

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Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Course Description

To familiarize participants with their legal mandate for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.  In addition, it will provide a comprehensive understanding to increase their recognition and response to child abuse and neglect.

Speakers

Joseph Kernan graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in December 1992 and passed the Ohio Bar exam in February 1993. He spent thirteen 13 years in private practice primarily in the areas of juvenile, domestic relations and bankruptcy law. Mr. Kernan has been a Program Attorney in the Summit County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program since November 2006.

 

Beth Cardina is a licensed social worker with almost 30 years of experience in the child welfare and juvenile court system. She currently serves as the program coordinator for the CASA/GAL program of Summit County, one of the largest programs in Ohio. She has extensive experience working with foster and adoptive parents in both the public and private sectors. In addition, she is an approved trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program and former trainer for the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College. Ms. Cardina currently serves on the Board of the Akron Area Association for the Education of Young Children and is a graduate of the Child and Family Leadership Exchange.

Both speakers have extensive knowledge in the subject of reporting child abuse.

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Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 20, 2015