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ChildFirst® States & Countries

Training dates and contact information can be found below.

States

Alaska

2018 Trainings:

April 2–6

Year Certified:

2014

Contact:

  • Pam Karalunas
  • P.O. Box 672069
  • Chugiak, AK 99567
  • Phone: (907) 688-0163
  • Email: pkaralunas@gci.net

Arkansas

2018 Trainings:

October 29 - November 2 (Little Rock)

March 18–22, 2019 (Bentonville)

Contacts:

  • Rita Farrell
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • 1202 SE Eagle Way
  • Bentonville, AR 72712
  • Phone: (479) 986-4044
  • Email: rafarrel@gundersenhealth.org
Download the ChildFirst® Arkansas application

Connecticut

2018 Trainings:

June 4–8
Nov. 5–9

Year Certified:

2007

Contacts:

  • Kristen M. Clark
  • Governor's Task Force on Justice for Abused Children
  • The Village
  • 331 Wethersfield Avenue
  • Hartford, CT 06114
  • Phone: (860) 297-0549
  • Email: kclark@villageforchildren.org

Georgia

2018 Trainings:

April 23-27 (Forsyth)

August 27-31 (Forsyth)

October 22-26 (Forsyth)

Year Certified:

2003

Contact:

  • Amy Economopoulos
  • Executive Director
  • Anna Crawford Children's Center
  • Cherokee Child Advocacy Council, Inc.
  • Phone: (770) 345-8100
  • Email: amye@cherokeechildadvocates.org

Illinois

2018 Trainings:

April 30 - May 4 (Springfield)

October 1-5 (Springfield)

Year Certified:

2004

Contact:

  • Cara A. Vock
  • Coordinator of Education and Training
  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois
  • 400 S. 9th St., Suite 203
  • Springfield, IL 62701
  • Phone: (217) 528-2224
  • Email: cara@cacionline.org
Learn more about Child Advocacy in Illinois.

Indiana

Trainings:

Feb. 5–9, 2018 (Carmel)

Oct. 15–19, 2018 (location TBA)

Year Certified:

2002

Contact:

  • Janet Bailey
  • Coordinator of Child First Indiana
  • 904B West 3rd Street
  • Marion, Indiana 46952
  • Phone: (765) 668-8082
  • Fax: (765) 668-8087
  • Email: findingwordsin@aol.com

Kansas

2018 Trainings:

Feb. 26-March 2

Sept. 24-28

Year Certified:

2005

Contact:

  • Kelly Robbins
  • 901 S. Washington
  • Scott City, KS 67871
  • Phone: (620) 872-3706
  • Email: krobbins@pld.com

Learn more about Kansas Chapter of Children's Advocacy Centers.

Maryland

2018 Trainings:

March 5–9 (Sykesville)

July 9–13 (Cambridge)

Year Certified:

2004

Contact:

  • Robert Wagner
  • Director LE Training
  • Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
  • 6852 4th Street
  • Sykesville, MD 21784
  • Phone: (410) 875-3528
  • Email: robert.wagner2@maryland.gov

Learn more about the program.

Minnesota

2018 Trainings:

Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018
July 9-13, 2018
Sept. 24-28, 2018
Dec. 3-7, 2018

Year Certified:

2015

Contact:

Mississippi

2018 Trainings:

May 14–18
Oct. 1–5

Year Certified:

2002

Contact:

  • Dr. Lisa Yazdani
  • 2108 Crossbridge Blvd.
  • Byram, MS 39272
  • Phone: (601) 372-5374
  • Email: lisayazdani@msn.com

Missouri

2018 Trainings:

April 23-27 (Springfield)

October 22-26 (St. Louis)

2019 Trainings:

April 29 - May 3 (Springfield)

November 4-8 (St. Louis)

Year Certified:

2003

Contact:

  • Amy Robbins
  • The Child Center, Inc.
  • 989 Heritage Parkway
  • Wentzville, MO 63385
  • Phone: (636) 332-0545
  • Email: arobins@cacnemo.org

New Jersey

2018 Trainings:

March 12–16

May 30-June 5

Oct. 17-23

Year Certified:

2002

Contact:

  • Kenneth A. Kolich
  • Program Coordinator, ChildFirst® New Jersey
  • Audrey Hepburn Children's House
  • 30 Prospect Avenue
  • Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Phone: (551) 996-8265
  • Email: kenneth.kolich@hackensackmeridian.org
  • Anthony D'Urso, Psy. D.
  • Supervising Psychologist, Audrey Hepburn Children's House
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • 30 Prospect Avenue
  • Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Phone: (973) 336-8132
  • Email: dursoa@mail.montclair.edu
  • Joe A. Del Russo, J.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Montclair State University
  • Dickson Hall 361
  • 1 Normal Avenue
  • Montclair, NJ 07043
  • Phone: (973) 837-7636
  • Email: joedelrusso@yahoo.com

North Carolina

2018 Trainings:

April 30 – May 4 (Edneyville)

Year Certified:

2012

Contact:

  • Mary McCoy
  • 1225 Ramsey Street
  • Fayetteville, NC 28302
  • Phone: (910) 677-2047
  • Email: marymccoy@ccdssnc.com

Ohio

2018 Trainings:

April 9–13 (Columbus, Ohio)

Oct. 1-5 (Columbus, Ohio)

Year Certified:

2006

Contact:

Learn more at the program's website.

Oklahoma

2018 Trainings:

April 30 - May 4 (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Sept. 17-21 (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Year Certified:

2006

Contact:

  • Amy Baum, MSW, LCSW
  • Child Protection Team Coordinator
  • The Children's Hospital at OU MEDICAL CENTER
  • 940 NE 13th Street, Room 1B1420
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73104
  • Phone: (405) 271-4518
  • Email: amy-baum@ouhsc.edu

Learn more about the ChildFirst® Oklahoma trainings.

Pennsylvania

Trainings:

May 21-25, 2018 Indiana, Pa.

Year Certified:

2012

Contacts:

  • Pearl S. Berman, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Psychology Department
  • Indiana University of PA
  • 1020 Oakland Avenue
  • Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: (724) 357-2105
  • Email: psberman@iup.edu

South Carolina

2018 Trainings:

January 29 –February 2

April 30–May 4

July 23–27

October 22–26

Year Certified:

2001

Contacts:

  • Margaret Bodman
  • Senior Resource Attorney
  • Children’s Law Center, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • Phone: (803) 576-7236
  • Email: MBODMAN@mailbox.sc.edu
  • Leslie Cantelmi
  • 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • Phone: (803) 765-9530
  • Email: chreene@mailbox.sc.edu

Virginia

2018 Trainings:

March 5–9 (Harrisonburg)

June 4–8 (Williamsburg)

Nov. 5–9 (Fairfax)

Year Certified:

2006

Contacts:

  • Maggie Cullinan
  • Program Coordinator, Children's Advocacy Center's of Virginia
  • P.O. Box 16834
  • Bristol, VA 24209
  • Phone: (276) 644-3371
  • Email: maggiecullinan.cacva@gmail.com

West Virginia

2018 Training:

Oct. 15-19 (Dunbar, W.V.)

Year Certified:

2004

Contacts:

  • Phillip Morrison
  • West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney's Institute
  • 90 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Suite 202
  • South Charleston, WV 25303
  • Phone: (304) 558-3348
  • Email: phillip.w.morrison@wv.gov
  • Amy Leslie
  • West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney's Institute
  • 90 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Suite 202
  • South Charleston, WV 25303
  • Phone: (304) 558-3348
  • Email: amy.r.leslie@wv.gov
  • Maureen Runyon, MSW
  • Women & Children's Hospital CAC
  • 800 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Charleston, WV 25302
  • Phone: (304) 388-2391
  • Fax: (304) 388-3484
  • Email: Maureen.runyon@camc.org

Countries

Colombia

2017 Trainings:

TBD

Year Certified:

2011

Contacts:

  • Oswaldo Posada
  • Safer Children and Women International
  • Phone: 57 1 805 7295
    57 310 246 0474
  • Email: oswaldo.posada@safercwi.com

    Bogota Colombia

Japan

2017 Trainings:

Jan. 26–30
Feb. 22-26
May 24-28
Sept. 14-18
Nov. 1-5

Year Certified:

2010

Contacts:

  • Dr. Fujiko Yamada
  • Vice-Director, Yamada Clinic
  • Director, Child Maltreatment Prevention Network
  • Phone: 81-***********
  • Email: y-fujiko@mue.biglobe.ne.jp
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