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UNC School of Government

Child Development for Judges

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About the course

This course is offered through the North Carolina Judicial College. This course is intended for District Court Judges who are relatively new to juvenile or domestic relations court. The content will cover basic concepts of child development. The topics that will be covered include the stages of normal child development for both young children and adolescents and the effects of abuse and neglect on those stages of development.

Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Abuse, Neglect, Dependency

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
  • District Court Judges
  • Chief Judges
  • Judges

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Sara DePasquale

Sara DePasquale joined the School of Government in 2013. She specializes in child welfare law in North Carolina and teaches and consults with judges, social services attorneys, parent attorneys, and other law professionals. Her publications include Fathers and Paternity: Applying the Law in North...


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