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Domestic Violence Update Provides Mandatory Training for Professionals

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Domestic Violence Update 2013The Center for Regional & Continuing Education and the California State University, Chico Research Foundation will present the 2013 Domestic Violence Update, Nov. 8 on the CSU, Chico campus.

The update meets the California Rule of Court requirement that Family Court Services staff, court-appointed evaluators and mediators receive annual domestic violence training. It is offered by In Service to Families, Children & the Courts, a professional development series created through a partnership among Butte County Family Court Services, Regional and Continuing Education, the CSU, Chico Research Foundation and local professionals.

Presenter Emberly Cross, JD MSW, the coordinating attorney at the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic in San Francisco since 1996, is returning to CSU, Chico to provide the mandated training portion of the program. She will identify changes in civil and criminal laws affecting domestic violence survivors, perpetrators and their children; explore the continuing changes in Family Courts as a result of the Judicial Council’s Elkins Task Force; and help attendees understand the requirements surrounding and options available for children wishing to participate in child custody cases in Family Court.

The Honorable Marjorie Slabach, JD, is a Certified Family Law Specialist and retired San Francisco Superior Court Commissioner in the Unified Family Court. After fourteen years on the bench she is now a Private Judge doing case management and settlement conferences. Commissioner Slabach will the role of a mental health professional in the court system, the point of view of the law and the judge in a family law/domestic violence case, the civil procedure of a Family Court, and how best to assist the client/patient in the court system
The Domestic Violence Update is intended for psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, mediators and custody evaluators, nurses, physicians, educators, law enforcement, and attorneys interested in the current laws and research in the field. The program has been approved for four hours of professional continuing education credit by the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners, the California Psychological Association Accrediting Agency, and the California Bar Association.

The Domestic Violence Update will be held Friday, Nov. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Colusa Hall Conference and Event Center on the CSU, Chico campus. Additional information and online registration can be found at, or by calling Regional & Continuing Education at 530-898-6105.