A Safety Organized Practice Training Program for Contracted Service Providers in the Ventura County Child Welfare System: A Grant Proposal.
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Published: May 2016
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This thesis paper presents a proposed grant proposal to fund a Safety Organized Practice training program focusing on family engagement for service providers contracted with Ventura County Children and Family Services in Ventura County, California. The proposed training program would provide specialized training to child welfare professionals in order to increase the quality of interventions provided by child welfare professionals, enhance the quality of their visitations with families, and help promote improved reunification rates. The potential funding source for this grant is the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as this program coincides with the foundation's focal beneficiaries. The paper discusses the importance of the quality and quantity of parent-child visitations and the strength of family engagement in successful family reunification, factors inhibiting reunification, and the need to provide non-social work personnel and paraprofessionals who are monitoring and evaluating visitations with comprehensive training on family engagement specific to child welfare standards in order to promote safe and healthy family reunification. A 12-module training course is then proposed and a grant application to the W.K. Kellogg Foundations is included. Numerous references.
CHILD ABUSE; CHILD NEGLECT; REMOVING CHILD FROM HOME; FAMILY COURTS; CHILD WELFARE WORKERS; PROFESSIONALS ROLE; FAMILY REUNIFICATION; VISITATION; GRANTS; CALIFORNIA; supervised visitation; PARAPROFESSIONALS; PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING; PROFESSIONAL TRAINING MATERIALS