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Understanding Child Welfare: A Guide for Addiction Professionals

Abstract:
This course reviews Federal definitions and national portraits of child maltreatment, the relationships between addiction and child welfare, the roles of addiction professionals regarding child welfare, and the independent timetables for addiction treatment, child welfare, welfare to work, and child development. It reviews the child protection and child welfare systems, the child welfare continuum, and information about typical State requirements. It provides tools to identify your State's child welfare requirements and to track clients' progress through the child welfare system. It provides suggestions for problems often encountered with clients involved in child welfare.

Authors:
Susan Weber, M.P.A., Child Welfare Expert, Danya International; Mim Landry, Senior Science Writer, Danya International.

Sponsor:
This course is sponsored by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center and was developed with funding from CSAT.

Accreditation:
This activity has been approved by NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals for up to 2 credit hours under the Danya Institute’s Provider Number 309.

Audience: Counselors

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $20

Objectives:
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify and understand your State's definitions of child abuse, neglect, and related issues

  • Identify and understand your State's requirements regarding child welfare

  • Help addiction treatment clients who are involved in the child welfare system

  • Track individual clients' progress through the welfare reform system
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