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

 
Preferred registration deadline: February 22nd

3 CEUs

Megan Marietta, MSW, LCSW
Adjunct Faculty, Brown School
Manager of Social Work Services, St. Louis Public Schools

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
often 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 45.

$50 General Admission
$30 Discounted Admission**
$10 Washington University Full-Time Graduate Students

**Discounted Admission is offered to current Brown School field instructors, Brown School adjunct faculty, recent Brown School graduates (2016-2018), full-time graduate students from other universities, and Washington University faculty and staff.

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