The Child Welfare Team
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This pre-service course provides a broad overview of the child welfare system. You’ll learn how the system works, who is involved and their roles and responsibilities, key terms, and goals of the system. A bonus section on supporting sibling relationships of children in care was added to the course in January 2021. Supplemental handouts round out the course.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify the primary goals of child protective services
  • understand how the child welfare system works
  • understand the stages a typical case follows
  • identify who is on a child's team and their responsibilities
  • know how to work as a team on behalf of a child
  • know best practices for siblings in the care system

I felt the Team Members handout was the most helpful information included while completing this course. It helped in determining which team members were considered primary team members or secondary team members.
Rhonda N.

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At the end of the course, you will understand:

  • who is on a child welfare team

  • how the team works on behalf of a child

  • the role of the foster parents

  • how to support sibling relationships

4 credit hours,
$20.00 per person