Ohio CASA launches “Tuesday Trainings” effort to further juvenile court education  

Virtual trainings allow Ohio attorneys to obtain two hours of free, required CLE credits per session  

The Ohio CASA/GAL Association is launching a series of training courses to share the latest child welfare information and allow attorneys to obtain necessary training.  

The series, “Tuesday Trainings,” will allow Ohio attorneys who have worked in juvenile court during the last two years to further juvenile court practice by attending individual sessions or the entire series. Each session is pending 2 hours of free CLE credit, with selected Professional Conduct hours.  

This opportunity is made possible through Federal Children’s Justice Act Grant funds administered by the Ohio Department of Children and Youth.  

The sessions launch in August 2024, with multiple training opportunities through February 2025.   

Various experts will lead sessions on the following topics via Zoom from 12 – 2 p.m.:   

  • Identifying and Responding to Stalking: August 27, 2024   
  • Domestic Violence + Trauma: September 10, 2024   
  • Mental Health: September 17, 2024   
  • Substance Use Disorder: October 8, 2024   
  • Medical Child Abuse: October 22, 2024   
  • Domestic Violence Lethality Risk Factors: November 12, 2024   
  • Juvenile Delinquency Practice: November 19, 2024   
  • Strangulation + Traumatic Brain Injury: December 3, 2024   
  • Child Physical Abuse: December 17, 2024   
  • Advocacy Skills: Representing Parents + Children: January 14, 2025   
  • Child Victims with Special Needs: January 28, 2025   
  • Child Sexual Abuse: February 11, 2025  

This effort is essential to Ohio CASA’s mission of providing child welfare advocates and professionals with essential, up-to-date training. Partnerships in this field are vital to best serving children experiencing abuse and neglect statewide.  

To verify eligibility and receive registration information, please email Megan Heydlauff, Esq., Ohio CASA Director of Attorney Services.