Total CE Credit Hours: 8
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101259
About the Course:
This course is based on a manual that examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, evaluation of family progress and case closure. The manual also covers strategies for casework supervision, training, and support. Appendices include a glossary of terms, resource listings of selected national organizations, state toll-free telephone numbers for reporting child abuse, and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. 8 tables and 173 references.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers created by DePanfils, Diane, Ph.D., M.S.W. and Salus, Marsha K., M.S.W.
Journal/Publisher:Office on Child Abuse and Neglect U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of child protective services workers. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the theory and practice of child protective services, including aspects of the helping relationship.
- Identify the responsibilities of child protective services.
- Describe the early phases of child protective services processes, from intake through family assessment.
- Evaluate the processes of case planning, service provision, and family progress assessment utilized by child protective services.
- Identify the types and processes of case closure procedures utilized by child protective services.
- Differentiate between supervision, consultation, and support in child protective services practices.
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