Juvenile Forensic Programs

Scheduled Programs (registration applications now being accepted)

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.

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

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

2018 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED, 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 report writing exercise. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $375.00. Others - $950.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

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

Spring 2016 Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

April 18-22 2016, 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. To be authorized to perform juvenile competence evaluations in Virginia please review Advanced Case Presentation program description. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $300. Others: $750. Cancellation fee: $25

Spring 2016 Evaluation Update: Applying Forensic Skills with Juveniles

April 18, 19, 20 2016, Charlottesville VA : This three-day program is for experienced adult forensic evaluators - 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 to become qualified to perform juvenile forensic evaluations. To be authorized to perform juvenile competence evaluations in Virginia please review Advanced Case Presentation requirements. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards: $130. Others: $190. Cancellation fee: $25.

Spring 2016 Advanced Case Presentation: Juvenile Adjudicative Competence

May 4 2016, Charlottesville VA: Advanced Case Presentation is a follow-up training for all evaluators who have successfully completed the Juvenile Forensic Evaluation training or Evaluation Update training and who wish to complete the training requirements of the VA DBHDS Commissioner for individuals authorized to conduct juvenile competence evaluations. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $65. Others: $150. Cancellation fee: $25

Spring 2016 Assessing Risk for Violence with Juveniles

May 11 2016: 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. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $65. Others: $150. Cancellation fee: $25

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

Assessing Risk for Violence with Juveniles

January 27 2017, 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. 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

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

March 27-31 2017, 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. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $350. Others: $950. Cancellation fee: $25

Evaluation Update: Applying Forensic Skills with Juveniles

March 27, 28, 29 2017, Charlottesville VA: This three-day program is for experienced adult forensic evaluators - 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: $140. Others: $375. Cancellation fee: $25.

Juvenile Adjudicative Competence Case

March 31 2017, Charlottesville VA: This program, and its work product, completes the sequence of training requirements of the VA DBHDS Commissioner for individuals authorized to conduct juvenile competence evaluations. Evaluators who have successfully completed the Juvenile Forensic Evaluation training or Evaluation Update training, and examination from that training, complete the sequence of training requirements by observing a forensic evaluation regarding juvenile adjudicative competence and presenting a written report for faculty review. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $70. Others: $195. Cancellation fee: $25