CASVSP Training Opportunities

2020 Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5 Trainings During COVID-19

Effective January 1, 2020, Family Code section 3200.5(e)(10(A) provides that the professional

provider of supervised visitation must “complete 24 hours of training prior to providing

visitation services, including at least 12 hours of classroom instruction in the following

subjects…” Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Judicial Council, Operations and Programs

Division, Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) suspended in-person trainings and

meetings. In addition, because of the continued safety risks posed by COVID-19, Judicial

Council program staff has been advised to plan for converting in-person trainings to a remote

web-based platform through December 31, 2020.

The 2020 Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5 in-person Training will be converted to

live, interactive, immersive classroom instruction using Web Ex and/or another appropriate

platform. This is not an online training, as generally, an online training allows the individual to

self-pace and customize the training to suit an individual’s specific learning needs. Furthermore,

consistent with the underlying intent behind AB 1634 and AB 1165, online completion of the 24

hours of training requirements under Standard 5.20 and FC section 3200.5 for professional

providers has not been recommended. In the meantime, the below provides some guidance on

What Training Can You be Working on Now towards completing 24 hours of training to meet

compliance requirements.

What Training Can You Be Working on Now? 

The following aligns with parts of the Standard 5.20/FC section 3200.5 curricula:


1. Complete additional trainings relating to domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse

and substance abuse issues.

2. Complete the three (3) hours of required training on developmental needs of children

–i.e., child development. This may be completed online as part of the standards

requirement. Print out your Certificate for documentation proof. For additional

information on classes, email

3. Complete the four (4) hours child abuse mandated reporter training by the Department of

Social Services—this is required by Family Code section 3200.5. Select mandated

training that says “general” and Print your Certificate for documentation proof.

4. Complete the Judicial Council/CFCC, Access to Visitation Grant Program E-Learning

Supervised Visitation and Exchange Training Module for Supervised Visitation

Providers. Professional providers must complete 1, 2, 4, and pass Part 4 quiz to earn education

credits. Print out completion of your test results. The SV-SE Training Module

is located here (see Quick Links, on the right side, and click on Module). 

5. Complete four (4) of the Implicit Bias tests from Project Implicit. Click on the link here

and select the tests to take (you may select which tests to take). Print out the results page

from each test for documentation proof. Professional providers must have an awareness

of bias and how to maintain and balance their role as a professional provider of

supervised visitation. Project Implicit is the product of a team of scientists whose

research produced new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes and other hidden

biases that influence perception, judgment, and action.


Topic: CASVSP Supervised Visitation Providers State Network Meeting

Time: Oct 26, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting on October 26, 2020; from 10:00-11:30 am.


Meeting ID: 839 3023 0532

Passcode: 799865

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October 22-23, 2020 : Standard 5.20 / Family Code section 3200.5

Training. The training on each day will be from 9:00 am–12:00 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm

Cost $100.00

Register here:

Training fills on a first come basis. 

After you complete the surveymonkey registration two weeks prior to the training you will receive a "Confirmation of Attendance" email.  If you don't receive that email, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED.  Note on this email there is a link to connect you with a WebEx registration.  Do that immediately so that you can receive the information that will allow you to log into the training on the day of training.  NOTE:  This will come to you in an email marked from "messenger", save that email for the day of the training.  Without it you cannot log into the Training platform and ARE NOT CONSIDERED AS HAVING COMPLETED THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

The rest of your "Confirmation of Attendance" email contains all of your pre training assignments.  Read these carefully and follow all instructions for completion and submission on time.  Late submissions cannot be considered for the full number of hours of training since this IS part of your training.  There are multiple links for some on line pre training as well as information that you need to print out ahead of time.  

If your are court personnel, there may be no cost for your training but confirm this with Shelly La Botte first  and know that you must still complete all of the registration process described above or you will NOT BE CONSIDERED AS REGISTERED

When CASVSP receives verification that you have registered with WebEx, then CASVSP will send you a link to make payment for your training.  It will be an Eventbrite link. 

If you are registering multiple staff from the same organization, and after you have completed the surveymonkey registration, contact Debbie at CASVSP to see if you are eligible for a discounted rate for multiple staff.  You may reach her at 619-871-6947 to discuss this.

November 9–10, 2020  Standard 5.20 / Family Code section 3200.5

Training. The training on each day will be from 9:00 am–12:00 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm.

Register here:

Costs: $100.00. Training is free for court personnel.

Contact for special group discount rates

Payment link will be sent to you after CASVSP receives confirmation of your


December 14–15, 2020 (open to all statewide providers): Standard 5.20 / Family Code section

3200.5 Training. The training on each day will be from 9:00 am–12:00 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm.

Register here:

Costs: $100.00. Training is free for court personnel.

Contact for special group discount rates.

Payment link will be provided after CASVSP receives confirmation of your registration


Increase your knowledge of the California regulations for Supervised Visitation Practices


Training Description:

CASVSP Webinars are intended to provide general information to the professional supervised visitation provider for a variety of skill enhancements and related topics.




Current Trainings




The Judicial Council/CFCC, Access to Visitation Grant Program, in collaboration with CASVSP, has been able to provide free Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5 trainings statewide for professional providers of supervised visitation. Over the last 2 years; however, attendance at the various trainings, despite the benefit of a free training, there has been numerous last minute cancellations and no-shows that has resulted—in parts, with low-attendance. In preparation for [these] trainings, considerable administrative time and resources is invested in preparation of the training. In view of the these challenges, California’s Access to Visitation Grant Program and CASVSP has adopted a new approach for how free-based trainings will be delivered.


Attendance Policy (effective February 2020)

Anyone seeking to attend a free training must:  


  1. Register and attend the training.

  2. Complete the pre-requisite assignments prior to Day 1 of the training.

  3. If cancellation is necessary, the reason for cancellation must be in writing and submitted by email to no later than two weeks prior to the start date of the training.

  4. Important: Failure to cancel within the cancellation period will void any free training opportunities within a 12-month period.


Eligibility to participate:

Who can participate in the trainings? The trainings are designed for professional supervised visitation providers—individuals working in a supervised visitation center or agency or independent providers, court personnel, grant recipients, and other professionals from, various organizations. Please note: The Judicial Council and CASVSP reserves the right to ask individuals to cease participation based on either past or present behavior. Behaviors from past trainings where an attendee has engaged in a manner deemed inappropriate, unprofessional, and disruptive.   


Training Opportunity:

CASVSP will offer attendees that have successfully completed the Standard 5.20 training within the last 12-month period, an opportunity to take a refresher course, at no costs, provided space is available (first come, first serve).

CA Mandated Reporter Training - Online

Effective January 1, 2021, professional providers of supervised must complete an online training course relating to child abuse reporting laws for mandated reporters that is provided by the State Department of Social Services.

*CASVSP wishes to inform you of the above external training(s). This does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of the training or speakers.


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