February 7, 2023 


WEBINAR: Juvenile Justice Training Series



Trial Court Services will present four 50-minute webinars on child toxic stress and its impact on youth who encounter the juvenile justice system. National expert and lead researcher on the topic, Mary Kelly Persyn, J.D., will present. 


The webinar series complies with the training protocol established pursuant to K.S.A. 20-318a.


The first session of the series was given November 30, 2022.


Session 2: Child Toxic Stress and Racial Identity and Discrimination

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • define interpersonal and structural racism, including "racisms without racists";
  • define "race-based traumatic stress" and describe its impact on children's health, learning and life outcomes; and
  • describe racially disparate rates of suspension and expulsion, the correlations to juvenile justice system involvement, and correlation to racially disparate levels of toxic stress, including race-based traumatic stress, in childhood. 

Noon to 12:50 p.m.


February 24

Register for session 2

One-hour of continuing legal education approved.

Session 3: Child Toxic Stress and LGBTQ Identity and Discrimination

Noon to 12:50 p.m.


May 26

Register for session 3

One-hour of continuing legal education pending. 

Session 4: Child Toxic Stress and the Foster Care System

Noon to 12:50 p.m.


September 22

Register for session 4

One-hour of continuing legal education pending. 

Session 5: Systemic Considerations - A Trauma-Informed Approach to Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Noon to 12:50 p.m.


November 16

Register for session 5

One-hour of continuing legal education pending. 

Additional information

Log in to the webinar at least 15 minutes before it starts to test your connection and sound.


Any person with a disability who requires accommodation to access the webinars should notify the judicial branch ADA coordinator as early as possible, preferably 10 working days before the training date:


ADA Coordinator
TTY at 711


Kansas Judicial Branch

Office of Judicial Administration

301 SW 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66612-1507




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