Called to Testify: A Primer for Social Workers as Witnesses in Court Proceedings | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Called to Testify: A Primer for Social Workers as Witnesses in Court Proceedings

 


Friday, October 18, 2013Preferred registration deadline: October 11th

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

3 CEUs

Manager of Social Work Services, St. Louis Public Schools
Megan Marietta, MSW, LCSW

For a wide variety of reasons, social workers may become key witnesses in legal proceedings with important advocacy responsibilities for our clients or for the well-being of a community. The experience of being called to testify in Court is ofter nerve-racking for social workers, who fear the consequences of any mistake and feel ill-at-ease in the sometimes confrontational legal system. This workshop will provide information about the process of testifying and strategies for how to maximize your effectiveness and minimize the stress you may feel. Examples will primarily focus on situations concerning the safety and welfare of children, but will help practitioners build a skill that is applicable to all social work settings. Class size is limited to 50.

$10 Full-time Graduate Students
$30 Brown School Field Instructors
$50 General Admission

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