This full-day training will feature the components of witness testimony and courtroom hearing procedures. Group discussion and mock trial practice exercises will help caseworkers develop and expand their courtroom presentations and improve their ability to effectively testify in court. The training will focus on the roles and responsibilities of adoption, foster care, and protective services workers as they relate to child protective proceedings and provide information to navigate the court system. In addition, the training will explain the importance of being prepared and how preparedness improves courtroom performance. The presenters will discuss the do’s and don’ts of testifying in court, including courtroom demeanor and the substantive elements of effective testimony.