Understanding Child Welfare and the Dependency Court: A Guide for Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals [e-learning].
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.
Publication Information: Available from: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)
4940 Irvine Boulevard Suite 202
Irvine, CA 92620
The purpose of this course is to assist substance abuse professionals in understanding the impact of child welfare and dependency court requirements on substance abuse clients who are parents. It is designed to assist substance abuse treatment professionals in two major areas: (1) Working with the child welfare and dependency court system to assist clients who are already in the system and, thus, subject to the system's requirements, and (2) Helping clients who are not in the child welfare and dependency court system develop support structures for their children, so they do not end up in the system. The course is divided into five modules. Module One provides an overview of child maltreatment, child welfare, and shared family issues. Module Two addresses understanding the basics of the child welfare and dependency court systems. Module Three presents issues and strategies for collaborating with child welfare. Module Four describes the treatment provider's role in supporting the client who is a parent. Module Five describes the treatment provider's role in early identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. The Resources section provides an array of Websites, publications, and other sources on child welfare and substance abuse issues. Completion of all five modules will take approximately four hours. However, you will be able to stop the course and come back to where you left off at a later time, if so desired. After achieving success on the exam, you will be able to print a certificate of completion. This certificate can be submitted to the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for four Continuing Education Units. (Author abstract modified)
workforce; curricula; professional training; staff development; caseworkers; substance abuse; substance abusing parents; treatment programs; family drug courts; courts