UGA Teaching Trauma-Informed Care
The UGA School of Law and Social Work have partnered together in learning about trauma with clients and witnesses in juvenile court through mock trials. Associate Professor of Social Work, Jennifer Elkins, and law school professor, Emma Hetherington have won a national award for this course. This course involves a juvenile judge and students taking the roles of witnesses, defendants, and other attorneys dealing with mock cases regarding child welfare. Social work students get to learn how the legal system worksThose in social work experience how the legal system works and those in law school learn how to understand trauma in the courtroom and with clients. Take a look at WUGA's article to see what these students have gained through this unique experience.
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