West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Training

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Guardian Ad Litem Program/Training

2017 Guardian ad Litem Training Conference

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Cammie Chapman at Cammie.Chapman@courtswv.gov (child abuse/neglect GALs) or
Sherrie DeBord (family court GALs) at Sherrie.DeBord@courtswv.gov


CIP Training

2017 CIP Cross Training Conferences
2016 CIP Cross Training Presentation Materials
Day One - Cs in Caring for Our Children

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PDF Files - 2016 Cross-Training

Day Two - Cs in Caring for Our Children

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  1. Judge's Reflections on Creating Positive Change - The Honorable Michael J. Aloi, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit (Marion County)

  2. The Business of Transforming Lives - An Introduction to the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Philosophy - John S. Lyons, Ph.D.

  3. Highlights of Bureau for Children and Families - Centralized Intake of Referrals to Children Protective Services and Resources to keep kids safe at home. Panel: Nancy Exline, Commissioner, WVDHHR Bureau for Children and Families (BCF); Laura S. Barno, MSW, LGSW, Program Manager II, BCF; Lisa McMullen, Project Director, Safe at Home WV, BCF; and David M. Shaver, MSW, LSW, Centralized Intake Unit Supervisor, BCF

  4. Safe at Home - Lisa McMullen, Project Director, Safe at Home WV, BCF and Lauran S. Barno, MSW, LGSW, Program Manager II, BCF

  5. The Place for Psychologial Evaluations in Assessment - Timothy S. Saar, Ph.D.

  6. Filing the Child Abuse and Neglect - Part 1 - Jennifer Stephens, Monongalia County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

  7. Filing the Child Abuse and Neglect - Part 2 - Kelly Hamon, Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney

  8. The Child Abuse and Neglect Case - Catherine Munster, Esq.

  9. Cookie Cutter to Cutting Edge: Personalizing the Improvement Period - Panel: Amber Adkins, Monongalia County Child Protective Services, Kathie D. King, CASA Executive Director, Fifth Judicial Circuit and Natalie J. Sal, Esq.

  10. Truth in Transitioning - Panel: Cammie, Chapman, Esq., New Viewer; Tina Faber, Program Manager, MODIFY with CED; Michelle Dean, Youth Services Policy Specialist, BCF and Nikki Tennis, Esq., Director of Children's Services

  11. Update on The Law - Teresa Lyons, Esq. and Nikki Tennis, Esq., Director of Children's Services

  12. Helping Children Heal from Traumatic Experiences - Kristine Buffington, MSW

  13. Handle With Care - Someplace Safe: Resources for Guardians ad Litem, Parents' Attorneys, Social Workers, Counselors, and All Advocates to Help Children Thrive - Trudy Laurenson, Program Development Specialist, WV Child Advocacy Network and Janet Allio, RN, BSN, MA, School Nurse

  14. Judges Perceptions on Transforming Juveniles' Lives - The Honorable Russell M. Clawges, Jr., Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Monongalia County)

  15. Keeping in touch with Juvenile Court - Robert Wilkinson, Chief Public Defender, Cabell and Wayne Counties

  16. New Resources to Support Educational Stability - Jacob Green, Office of Institutional Education Programs, West Virginia Department of Education

  17. Juvenile Justice Reform - New Laws to Know - Cindy Largent-Hill, Director, Juvenile Justice Commission, Administrative Office of the Courts

  18. Children's Juvenile Justice and the Americans with Disabilities Act - Jodie Gardill, Behavioral Health Advocacy Associate Director

  19. Determining Juvenile Competency, Juvenile Sex Offender Evaluation and Recidivism, and Benefits of a Comprehensive Out-Patient Psychological Evaluation - Timothy S. Saar, Ph.D.