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Dec/Jan 2009Vol. 9, No. 10Online Training in Child Welfare Legal Matters

The University of Washington School of Law created the Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) to provide a learning community for judges, lawyers, and other professionals involved in the juvenile court dependency process. CITA offers a variety of trainings and training materials, many of which are available on the CITA website. These materials, developed by experts in the field, cover such topics as Federal Child Welfare Law, the Hague Convention, Racial Disproportionality, and Visitation. Four full-length online trainings are available:

  • Best Practices in Dependency: Planned, Purposeful, and Progressive Visitation
  • The Racial Geography of Child Welfare
  • Reasonable Efforts and Court Improvement
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Child Welfare Families

The project is funded by the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts with money provided through a Federal Court Improvement Program training grant.

Visit the CITA website for more information: