How to Handle a Child Abuse Case

  • Child Abuse / Neglect/ Dependent

The Support Center for Child Advocates will present its Volunteers Training Workshop, "How To Handle A Child Abuse Case," on Thursday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at PBI CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Ste. 1010, Philadelphia.

This is a full-day, 6-CLE credit course, 1 of which may be applied towards Ethics CLE credit.

Become certified to receive court appointments for dependency cases in Philadelphia County

Receive step-by-step instruction on the standards of practice for lawyers who represent children in abuse and neglect cases

  • Juvenile Act and Permanency Planning
  • Criminal Prosecutions and the Role of the Child Advocate
  • Working with Child Clients in the Context of Their Families
  • Child Advocacy Practice from the Point of View of the Volunteer Attorney
  • How to Talk to Children Who Have Been Abused

Attend one of the informative 'break-out' sessions

  • Special Considerations in Representing LGBTQ and Older Youth
  • Educational Issues in Representing Dependent Children
  • Representing Parents in Dependency Proceedings
  • Child Advocacy in Domestic Relations Court

Gain valuable insight from the mock pre-hearing conference and hearing

  • Learn from expert practitioners and Child Advocates staff how to proceed when you take a dependency case
  • A family court judge offers advice on what is expected during these cases

For additional information, please contact Jodi Schatz at or 267-546-9228.

More Information and Registration

  • CLE Credit Comments: 6 Total CLE credits, 1 of which may be applied toward Ethics
  • Contact:
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    (800) 932-4637
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