In the new FosterParentCollege.com class The Child Welfare Team, Betsy Keefer Smalley of the Ohio Institute for Human Services (IHS) describes how the system works, the stages a typical case follows, and who is on a child’s team and their roles and responsibilities. There is also a brief history of child welfare and a glimpse into the hectic life of a caseworker.
The class is one of a series developed as online versions of the IHS standardized pre-service training curriculum in use throughout the United States. Class 1, Child Abuse & Neglect, launched in 2009 and another, Parent-Child Attachment, launched earlier this month.
The project is funded through a Phase II SBIR grant (#2 R44 HD054032-02)
• Rated by the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
• Endorsed by the National Foster Parent Association, the Foster Family-based Treatment Association and the Canadian Foster Family Association
• Approved by the National Association of Social Workers, CASA and the National Adoption Center.
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