Juvenile Forensic Programs

Scheduled Programs (registration applications now being accepted)

Assessing Risk for Violence with Juveniles

January 25 2019, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program trains mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others to apply current research pertaining to risk assessment with juveniles. Along with theoretical foundations the program includes review of legal parameters, impact of online behavior, and student threats. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $80.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

April 29-May 3 2019, Charlottesville VA : This five-day program provides foundational, evidence-based training in the principles and practice of forensic evaluation with juveniles. Content includes clinical, legal, ethical, practical and other aspects of forensic evaluation with juveniles. The format combines lectures, clinical case material, and practice case examples for evaluation of juveniles. Day five incorporates a case report writing exercise. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $395.00. Others - $950.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Future Programs (programs planned but not finalized; applications not yet being accepted)

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Previously Held Programs

Police Custody and the Interrogation of Juveniles with Lawrence Fitch, Dickon Reppucci, and Gregg McCrary

Adolescence in the Juvenile Court with Jennifer Woolard and Andrew Block

Juvenile Psychiatric Screening with Bernice Marcopulos and Jeffrey Aaron

Complex Assessment Issues with Juveniles with Jay Giedd, Diana Perkins, and Dewey Cornell

The Prodromal Stage of Psychosis in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Symptoms, Treatment, and Risk for Conversion with Jean Addington

Conference on Juvenile Justice with Edward Mulvey, Heather Zelle, and Gregg McCrary

Screening/Diagnosis of and Treatment for Mental Health Needs of Juveniles Involved with the Juvenile Justice System; A Legal Framework

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Criminal Justice with Matthew Lerner

Medication Update Workshop for Clinicians Working with Children and Adolescents

Motivational Interviewing for Practitioners in Juvenile Justice: An Introduction with Karen Ingersoll

Understanding, Assessing and Treating Aggressive and Antisocial Youth with Paul Frick

Bullying, cyberbullying and dating violence: Developmental considerations and prevention programming

September 29 2016, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program with expert Dorothy Espelage PhD will present and discuss the range of risk and protective factors associated with bullying, cyberbullying, sexual and dating violence experienced by youth and young adults, and will examine and discuss a variety of evidence-based prevention program across K-12 educational grades. Fidelity, sustainability, and contextual considerations with prevention programming will be discussed. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $70. Others: $195. Cancellation fee: $25

Substance use disorders and young people: Epidemiology, Impact, Treatment and Recovery

March 8 2017, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program with expert John Kelly PhD, ABPP will present and discuss substance use disorders and young people covering state of the art information about epidemiology, impact, treatment and recovery. Dr Kelly is Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $70. Others: $195. Cancellation fee: $25

Assessing Risk for Violence with Juveniles

January 26 2018, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program trains mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others to apply current research pertaining to risk assessment with juveniles. Along with theoretical foundations the program includes review of legal parameters, impact of online behavior, and student threats. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $75.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Juvenile Legal Competencies: Seminar on Complex Issues

March 15 2018, Charlottesville VA: This half-day (three to four hour) seminar will examine more nuanced issues pertinent to juvenile competencies and will require prior reading and involve discussion within the group and possible case presentations. The topics addressed will include youths’ understanding of police interactions; youths’ ability to understand and appreciate the rights to silence and legal counsel; and youths’ understanding of plea bargaining and the content of written and oral plea colloquies. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $50.00. Others - $75.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible).

Evaluation Update: Applying Forensic Skills with Juveniles

April 9, 10, 11 2018 lectures and April 13 case exercise, Charlottesville VA: This program is especially for experienced adult forensic evaluaters - who have already completed the five-day “Basic Forensic Evaluation” program (regarding evaluation of adults) and accomplished all relevant qualifications for performing adult forensic evaluation - and wish now to complete relevant qualifications to perform juvenile forensic evaluations. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards: $300. Others: $750. Cancellation fee: $25.

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

April 9-13 2018, Charlottesville VA : This five-day program provides foundational, evidence-based training in the principles and practice of forensic evaluation with juveniles. Content includes clinical, legal, ethical, practical and other aspects of forensic evaluation with juveniles. The format combines lectures, clinical case material, and practice case examples for evaluation of juveniles. Day five incorporates a case report writing exercise. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $375.00. Others - $950.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Building Young People's Resilience - with Michael Ungar PhD

April 24 2018, Charlottesville VA: International expert and much-sought presenter, Michael Ungar PhD, will present a one-day program that describes an ecological approach toward understanding and supporting resilience in young people and their communities. His model of intervention creatively combines clinical practice with aspects of case management and advocacy for providers in many settings. Dr Ungar is Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University. Fees: Employees Commonwealth of Virginia agencies and invited public agencies - $75.00. Others - $195.00 GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE: contact els2e@virginia.edu Cancellation fee - $25.00.