Understanding Child Welfare and the Dependency Court: A Guide for Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals. Participant Workbook.
Utah. Division of Child and Family Services. National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)
4940 Irvine Boulevard Suite 202
Irvine, CA 92620
This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with an online course to educate substance abuse treatment providers in Utah about the complexity of the child welfare system and dependency court, and to improve services to families that are affected by substance abuse. The course consists of an introduction, five modules, and a knowledge assessment. The five modules include an overview of child maltreatment, child welfare, and shared family issues; the basics of the child welfare and dependency court system; the basics of the child welfare and dependency court; strategies for supporting clients; and the role of providers in early identification and mandated reporting. The workbook features reading questions, and self-reflection and goal-setting exercises to supplement each module. The reading questions are intended to help participants identify key points and develop their knowledge of specific areas related to working with families affected by substance abuse. The self-reflection and goal-setting exercises are intended to help participants consider how they might handle situations identified in the case studies and how they can apply what they learn in their work with clients. Additional information is provided on the incidence of substance abuse in child welfare cases, benefits of the online training course, registering for the course, and strategies for maximizing the benefits of online learning.
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