The Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:00 pm to Thursday, November 18, 2021 3:00 pm

NLADA and the National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) Present:
The Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program

SOLD OUT! We'll announce dates for our next offering at the start of 2022.

This is an intensive training offered to beginners and experienced professionals who want to refresh their mitigation skills. Over the course of three afternoons, we will provide a best practices framework for mitigation and sentencing advocacy work during COVID and in the approaching more “normal” times as well. We will cover the history and development of the profession and highlight standards of practice and ethics. Specific skill sets will be addressed, including investigation, records collection, interviewing, writing, and story-telling. An exploration of race, ethnicity, and cultural issues will provide a wider lens for understanding and sharing the client's unique story.

The program provides training for participants from nationally recognized experts in the field. The small class size will ensure quality instruction, coaching, and hands-on learning. Participants will receive sample materials, organizational tools, sample reports, scholarly articles, and e-tools to assist their practices.

Continuing Education Credits

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886866105-9865) for 12.5 continuing education contact hours.

Members: $189
Non-Members: $299 (includes 1-year NLADA/NASAMS membership)



Click here to download a full program with session descriptions and faculty bios.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

12:00 noon-12:15 p.m.    Welcome and Introductions
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.        History and Significance of the Profession
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.          Interviewing with Awareness
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.         Trauma 101: Identification, Exploration, and Presentation
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.         BREAK
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.         Competency to Stand Trial–The Basics
4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.        
The Role of Neuropsychology in Forensic Work

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.    Investigation, Collection, and Organizing Records
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.        What’s in a Story: Understanding Race and Culture
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.        Telling the Lived Experiences of Our Clients: Mitigation Writing for Beginners
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.        BREAK
3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.        Working with Experts and Providing Testimony
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.        Breakout Groups (self-selected)

                                                 * Private Practice
                                                 * Working on Defense Teams
                                                 * Navigating a Law Office and/or Government Organization
                                                 * Self-Care and Wellness

Thursday, November 18, 2021

12:00 noon-12:15 p.m.  Questions from Days 1 and 2
12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.      Safety in the Field
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.        BREAK
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.        Healing from Harm: The Power of Integrating Restorative Practices into Our Work
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.        Program Closing

Continuing Education Credits

This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

Members: $189
Non-Members: $299 (includes 1-year NLADA/NASAMS membership)