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New FosterParentCollege.com® Pre-service Class Introduces The Child Welfare Team
A call to CPS triggers a series of events and brings together a team of people, all intent on the goal of a safe and permanent home for every child.
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.
For more information about this article, contact Lisa Siegle at firstname.lastname@example.org
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