Fundamentals of Child Welfare

@ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Fundamentals of Child Welfare

This one-day, interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the Child in Need of Care (CINC) practice. Designed for a multi-disciplinary audience, this workshop will incorporate adult learning theory, lecture, small group activities and interactive practice using real case scenarios. Topics will explore constitutional, federal and state law, ethics in practice, child development and trauma in child welfare cases. The ethics portion of this workshop will focus on practice as guided by the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained a greater understanding of constitutional, federal and state laws that govern CINC practice, the purpose of each of hearing; concepts of timely permanency for families; reasonable efforts to prevent removal and to achieve the permanency goal; ethical rules and regulations; roles and responsibilities of involved parties and the impact of child development and trauma on children and parents.

Fundamentals of Child Welfare is an asset for improving the knowledge base of Attorneys, CASA, Child Welfare Staff, Social Workers and others who provide professional service, representation, advocacy and/or care for children in need of care and/or their parents. Those new to the Child Welfare profession, as well as those wanting a refresher, will especially appreciate this workshop.

Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials. DCFS staff may attend with supervisory approval. DCFS Child Welfare Training Office will submit the names of all authorized attendees for registration. 6.5 general CLE hours approved, includes 1 hour each of Ethics and Professionalism, and 6.5 SW CEU general hours pending approval. Pre-registration is required in order to accommodate lunches.

Pre-registration is required in order to plan for lunches/seating.

There are no cancellations accepted for this training. If you know someone that can take your place we can swap your registration.

CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.

LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.

  • 03/05/2020
  • 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Best Western Hotel, 2720 N MacArthur Drive Alexandria, Louisiana 71303

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