2018 Court Improvement Summit

The Summit is a biennial training hosted by the Court Improvement Program for child welfare professionals in Utah. Our purpose is to increase child welfare expertise in the legal community and facilitate cross-training opportunities among agencies, courts and other key stakeholders.

Our theme this year is Breaking Through: Strategies to Help Children and Families Overcome Cycles of Adversity.

Strategies for Understanding and Working with Trauma Survivors - PDF
Dr. Tami DeCoteau, DeCoteau Trauma-Informed Care & Practice

Indigent Defense Commission & Parent Representation Pilot in the 4th Judicial District - PDF
Jojo Liu, Indigent Defense Commission
Sheryl St. Clair

Belief Systems in Recovery - PDF
Chris Clayton, CHMC

Family First Prevention Services Act - PDF
JooYeun Chang, Casey Family Programs

Resiliency 101: From Victim to Survivor - PDF
Julie Brand, CAPER Consulting

  • Handout on Resiliency - PDF

Fantine and the Damned: Ethics and Parental Defense - PDF
Travis Marker, Marker Law & Mediation

  • Handouts - PDF

Date and Location

  • August 12, 2020 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 13, 2020 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Zermatt Utah
784 West Resource Drive
Midway, UT

  • Program: 2018 CIP Summit - PDF


Continuing Legal Education Credits

The Utah State Bar approved 10.5 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credit.