Creating Child and Adolescent Fair Courtrooms
$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate
CEU Course Description
This CEU course outlines how to create child and adolescent fair courtrooms and addresses issues such as: who would be a good support person for a young child who has to testify; are therapy animals allowed as comfort items for a child who is afraid of testifying in court; can a courtroom set-up be physically altered; how to make the oath more meaningful for the children who testify; can the judge order the attorneys to speak and behave in a certain way around children; and how to help a child that is experiencing difficulty in the courtroom.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Discuss what the strongest predictor of a child’s attitude towards the court process is related to.
2. Explain the important aspects of court school for children.
3. Investigate the pre-trial motions regarding attorney conduct that can be addressed.
4. Elucidate the options to consider if the child witness is terrified to look at his or her abuser or testify in the same room.
5. Identify the most important thing for the victim advocate to talk with the child about, and should be stressed above all other concepts.
Date Added: 2015-06-23
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