Kids' Court School: Educating Child and Adolescent Witnesses about the Court Process
Recorded On: 07/31/2021
This session will provide an overview of the credibility of child witnesses and an in-depth presentation of the Kids' Court School (KCS) program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Through this session, participants will gain an understanding of child witness credibility, the KCS program, and the effects of the KCS program on child witnesses' court-related stress. Total CEU 0.1
Rebecca Nathanson, Ph.D
Rebecca Nathanson is the James Rogers Professor of Education & Law at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her doctoral degree in special education from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her training in the area of child witness research as a Research Fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Nathanson’s research is focused on examining the capabilities and limitations of children and youth in the legal system, as well as the emotional impact of participation in the process. Dr. Nathanson developed and directs the Kids’ Court School, a nationally recognized program that educates children and youth about the judicial process and teaches them strategies to reduce system-related stress. She also co-developed the Kids’ Court School Competency Remediation Program. Dr. Nathanson also directs the Office for Youth Rights and Educational Justice in the College of Education at UNLV.
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