Attorneys Representing Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases [Videos].
UJS Video Training Series.
South Dakota Supreme Court. Office of the Court Administrator.
Other Material/Form Training Material
5 video files (50 min.)
This video series is designed to train South Dakota attorneys representing children in abuse and neglect cases. Upon completion of the training, the attorney's name is added to a list of certified abuse and neglect trained attorneys. The series begins with a 7-minute introductory video that addresses parental substance abuse and the danger to children, the definitions of child abuse and neglect, and the history of child protection legislation. The second video focuses on the role of the attorney in child abuse and neglect cases. The 9-minute video discusses the concept of time with children and the importance of timeliness and deadlines, current court system statistics, determining the best interests of the child, the importance of client contact with the child, and the role of the judge. The third video is 11 minutes long and focuses on standards of practice and reviews court proceedings. The next video is also 11 minutes long and discusses the court processes involved in child abuse and neglect cases and steps attorneys representing children need to take throughout the process. The final video is 12 minutes long and discusses permanency and components of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The videos include examples of child neglect, parental substance abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse and exposure to domestic violence to portray the impact of abuse and neglect on children.
child abuse; child neglect; court litigation; child advocacy; lawyers role; judicial role; legal processes; permanency; best interests of the child; icwa; training; south dakota