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Training

Professional monitors in California should have an excellent working knowledge of California Rules of Court 5.20. They should also have training in the following subjects:

(1)   The role of a professional provider;

(2)   Safety and security procedures;

 (3)   Ratio of children to provider;

 (4)   Child abuse reporting laws;

 (5)   Record-keeping procedures;

 (6)   Maintenance and Disclosure of Records;

 (7)   Screening, monitoring, and termination of visitation;

 (8)   Developmental needs of children;

 (9)   Legal responsibilities and obligations of a provider;

 (10) Temporary suspension or termination of supervised visitation;

 (11) Cultural sensitivity;

 (12) Conflicts of interest; and confidentiality;

 (13) Basic child development and effective parenting skills;

(14)  Impact of divorce and separation on children and parent;  

(15)  Parent and child estrangement and the introduction or re-introduction process;

 (16) Issues relating to substance abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence;

(17) Issues relating to physical and mental health development issues and impairments; and

(18)  High conflict parenting styles;
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