Photo: First Things First Training

Mohave County/Courtesy

Mohave County/Courtesy

Michael Trout (right), an author and nationally recognized expert on child maltreatment intervention from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, shares a lighter moment with Mohave County Presiding Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss recently in Kingman. Trout directs the Parent/Children Institute at the university. Forty participants from the Mohave County Superior Court Infant/Toddler Mental Health team attended three days of training from Trout. Numerous agency workers who work with kids up to age 5 attended the hands-on training. Funding for the training has been through "First Things First" grant funds that were awarded to the court team last January. Training is held monthly. For more information, call Amber McGuire or Tonya Ford at (928) 753-0744.