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“How to Handle a Child Abuse Case” Volunteer Training Workshop




“How to Handle a
Child Abuse Case”


Volunteer Training Workshop



PROGRAM: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 6.5 (4.5 substantive, 2.0 ethics)


The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy to abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County.  Child Advocates is one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country.  Each pro bono attorney is teamed with a staff case handler and assigned one child or sibling group.  The child advocate team conducts home visits, participates in service planning meetings and court hearings.  All volunteers must attend this full-day training program, which includes presentations on the Juvenile Act, the Child Protective Services Law, the role of a child advocate in a criminal case, representing parents in Dependency proceedings, service planning, and the dynamics of child abuse.  Our training manual How to Handle A Child Abuse Case, with the latest Juvenile Act amendments and Juvenile Court rules, is provided to attendees.  This course also provides certification for eligibility to receive court-appointed dependency cases.


Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 1010
Philadelphia, PA 19107

For registration and fee details, click HERE  or call 1-800-932-4637 

For other questions, contact Child Advocates at 267-546-9200


2014 Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk

2014 Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk

Join us on Sunday, May 18, 2014 for the 35th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk! This event attracts more than 1,300 runners and walkers of all ages each year, and is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in the City of Philadelphia! The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.





35th Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation 5K Run/Walk!



Thank you sponsors!!

Presenting Sponsors
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow
Firstrust Bank

Legal Sponsor
Anapol Schwartz Weiss & Cohan
Baker Hostetler
Blank Rome LLP
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin
Clark Hill Thorpe Reed
Cozen O’Connor
DLA Piper
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Momjian Anderer LLC
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Offit Kurman
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Raynes McCarty
Sandals & Associates P.C.
Stevens & Lee/Griffin
Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy P.C.

Corporate Sponsors
USI Affinity

Legal Supporters
Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Legal Supporter



A Note From Executive Director Frank Cervone


FRIENDS – Our entire community is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Edward D. Ohlbaum. Of course whether friend – and he had many – or foe – who knew him to be the most formidable of adversaries — he was known only as Eddie. Our thoughts are with Eddie’s wife Karyn Scher and their son Jake.

Our beloved friend and brother served in so many roles, of which I know only a few: senior trial lawyer with the Defender Association of Philadelphia; founding Board Member of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project; Law Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy and Clinical Legal Education at Temple Law School; and at the Support Center for Child Advocates, as Volunteer Child Advocate, Member of our Board of Directors, and Chair of our Child Policy Committee, and consultant on our most challenging ethics and practice questions. Mentor, teacher, advocate, advisor, coach, author. Warm, energetic, unselfish, brilliant, insightful, encouraging, gracious, personal. These are some of the words that come to mind when we think of our friend.

I don’t think he shared news of his illness with many. Always about the work, about injustice, about his students, especially about his family and his friends — he was so much like this, as it was never about Eddie. We join in our fond memories of him, with such sadness.

-Frank Cervone, Executive Director of Child Advocates

The family requests that contributions in Eddie’s memory be directed toward The Pennsylvania Innocence Project at Temple Law School and the Support Center for Child Advocates
Click HERE to donate to the Support Center for Child Advocates in memory of Eddie.


Director of Social Work, Tracey Thomasey, appears on Kids Corner!


Our very own Tracey Thomasey was on WXPN’s radio show Kids Corner with Kathy O’Connell on 88.5 WXPN-FM Wednesday, January 15th.

Tracey talked with Kathy O’Connell about sadness and depression in children and teens.  As many as 1 in every 33 children may have depression; in teens, that number may be as high as 1 in 8.

Click HERE if you missed the interview to listen to it in its entirety!

Thanks for listening!



Check us out in the Metro Newspaper for #GivingTuesday!

Check out Child Advocates Communication Associate Tracy Buchholz and Toy Drive Coordinator Chris Hayes organizing the Toy Drive site on #GivingTuesday featured in the Metro!



Check us out on 6abc talking about #GivingTuesdayPhl and our Holiday Toy Drive Kick-off!

Check out Child Advocates Communication Associate Tracy Buchholz giving a tour to 6abc’s Lisa Thomas-Laury on #GivingTuesday!


Child Advocates Charity Card Campaign

Dear Friends,

Did you know that Americans spend nearly $2 billion on holiday cards each year?  Wouldn’t you like your annual greeting to friends and colleagues be meaningful for them while making the difference in the life of a child?

This year, the Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) is offering a new way to show your colleagues and associates that you care, about them and about the work of Child Advocates.

Through the Child Advocates Charity Card Campaign we are offering to personalize holiday greeting cards for you or your company.  You make a charitable donation to Child Advocates and we will provide a quantity of holiday cards printed with your name or business, announcing that a gift has been made.  Click HERE to learn more about donation levels and to order your cards today!

Please contact me if you have any questions at cgalbally@advokid.org or (267) 546-9216.

Happy Holidays!

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