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Advanced Analytics in Child Welfare
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This thirty minute presentation serves as a preview/orientation to the Northern California Training Academy's in-person training: Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare Administration. To learn more about the Academy and upcoming courses, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/Academy

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Social Work
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Lecture
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Northern California Training Academy
Ageing and Disability: Transitions Into Residential Care
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Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on an individual - just the anticipation of residential care is one of the biggest sources of fear for the elderly. This unit discusses the role of social workers and care staff in supporting individuals through the transition, and how residential environments affect quality of life.

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Social Work
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
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The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Assessment, Intervention, and Recovery Support for Substance-Abusing Parents in the Child Welfare System
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This curriculum covers the following public child welfare competencies: ethnic sensitive and multicultural practice, core child welfare skills, social work skills and methods, and human development and the social environment. Sections on assessment and intervention, treatment models, principles, programs, self-help groups, the recovery process, and relapse prevention are included as are models of the recovery process, website resources, and pre- and posttests. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Assessment,%20Intervention%20and%20Recovery%20Support%20PowerPoint.pdf

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Social Work
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Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
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CalSWEC Child Welfare
Assessment, Intervention, and Recovery Support for Substance-Abusing Parents in the Child Welfare System
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This curriculum covers a combination of the following public child welfare competencies: ethnic sensitive and multicultural practice; core child welfare skills; social work skills and methods; and human development and social environment. Sections on assessment and intervention; treatment models, principles, and programs, self-help groups, the recovery process, and relapse prevention are included, as are models of the recovery process. website resources, and pre- and posttests. (78 pages)Hohman, M. M. (1998).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
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CalSWEC
Assessment, Support, and Training for Kinship Care & Foster Care: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum, which may be used in whole or in part, offers an overview of foster care, background on the characteristics of kin and non-kin foster parents, and trends in foster care. Special emphasis is placed on foster care recruitment, training, and retention efforts as well as the foster care payment rate structure. A comprehensive look at the elements that comprise quality of care in kinship and non-related foster homes is included. The curriculum highlights the philosophical reasons for providing quality care, the history and philosophy of kinship care, a legal history and brief policy analysis of kinship care, and domains of quality. Practice tips for child welfare workers and administrators are included, as well as a chapter where kin and non-kin foster parents address their relationship with the child welfare system and recent child welfare policies affecting foster parents and kinship caregivers. (332 pages)Berrick, J. D., Needell, B., Shlonsky, A., Simmel, C., & Pedrucci, C. (1998).

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Social Work
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Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Assessment, Support, and Training for Kinship Care and Foster Care: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum offers an overview of foster care, background on the characteristics of kin and non-kin foster parents and trends in foster care. Emphasis is placed on foster care recruitment, training, and retention efforts as well as the foster care payment rate structure. A comprehensive look at the elements that comprise quality of care in kinship and non-related foster homes is included as well as a brief policy analysis of kinship care. Practice tips for child welfare workers and administrators are included, and kin and non-kin foster parents address their relationship with the child welfare system. Recent child welfare policies affecting foster parents and kinship caregivers are examined. Overheads: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Assessment%20Kinship%20CareTransparencies.pdf

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Social Work
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Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
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CalSWEC Child Welfare
Associations Between Health, Workplace Support and Secondary Traumatic Stress among Child Welfare Workers
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This article presents information obtained from people working in public child welfare who self-selected to participate in a worker health survey examining the associations between secondary traumatic stress, organizational factors, and general health.

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Social Work
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Reading
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Northern California Training Academy
Becoming a Critical Social Work Practitioner
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What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This unit will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ͢__ëńcritical perspectives͢__ë_ ˘ will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that arise in

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Social Work
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Lecture
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Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
The Boundaries of Care
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In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.

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Social Work
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Budgeting
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Students will be exploring different jobs and creating a budget based on the job's income. View google doc below for more details.

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Mathematics
Social Work
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Emily Mee
CO-OP!: Social cooperatives as a tool for youth employment
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The course originally was develop as a one of the tools that help participant from the ERASMUS+ training course. During the project, course was enrich in contest by work of all participants and established as an open education source for everyone. Now, its main objective is to promote form of social cooperative among youth from European countries. Moreover it contest more than just information about social cooperative legal form in few European countries. It is build in motivational and nonformal way, thanks to that it provide various different components, such as: soft skills learning, q&a, information about IT tools in education and lots of information about EU Programs.

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Educational Technology
Economics
Social Work
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Full Course
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Foundation Feis
CSEC Identification and Awareness Training 2014-2015 Report
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For the 2014-2015 year, California Department of Social Services contracted the Northern
California Research and Training Academy to provide CSEC training for the 28 counties served in the Northern region. This resource provides a full report on the related training and support activities provided throughout the 2014-2015 year.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Northern California Training Academy
CalWORKS and Child Welfare: Case Management for Public Child Welfare Workers
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This curriculum is designed to educate social workers about the experiences and needs of families involved with both public welfare and child welfare services so that they can provide high-quality case management services within a post-welfare reform environment. Based on research from a longitudinal, ethnographic study of families living in an urban environment, the curriculum includes: a review of child welfare outcomes in the welfare reform era; a description of welfare reform as implemented in one county, including examples from the client's perspective of managing within a welfare-to-work environment; a cost of living analysis of life on welfare; a set of case examples illustrating pathways from welfare to child welfare, with special attention to aspects of welfare reform which may play a role in child welfare outcomes; and a discussion of how to apply qualitative research methods toward improving child welfare practice, as well as an explanation of the research methods used for the study. (187 pages)Frame, L., Berrick, J. D., Sogar, C., Berzin, S. C., & Pearlman, J. (2001).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
CalWORKS and Child Welfare: Case Management for Public Child Welfare Workers
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This curriculum is designed to educate social workers about the experiences and needs of families involved with both public welfare and child welfare services so that they can provide high-quality case management services within a post-welfare reform environment.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
California Child Welfare Core Practice Model
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This resource includes a webinar overview of the CA Core Practice model, practice behaviors, and a description of the theoretical framework underlying the model

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Social Work
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Lecture Notes
Module
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Author:
California Child Welfare Directors Association
California Department of Social Services
CalSWEC
Child and Family Policy Institute of California
California Safety Organized Practice Convening Summary Report
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The goal of the Safety Organized Practice Convening held on November 8, 2011 was to
bring together California counties who were implementing (or considering implementing)
a coordinated use of Safety Organized Practice with other risk and safety tools, such as Structured Decision Making. This resource provides access to the summary report of the convening.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Northern California Training Academy
California State University, Long Beach, (1994). Child Welfare Management Modules
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This project includes three teaching modules in the area of child welfare management: Child Welfare Staff Relations, Social Advocacy in Child Welfare, and Program Development in Child Welfare. Each module includes a statement of purpose, learning objectives, reference readings, an outline for the presentation, and resources for teaching. (35 pages)California State University, Long Beach, (1994). Child Welfare Management Modules

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
California State University at Fresno, Child Welfare Training Project and Academic Innovation Center. (1995). Research Dissemination: The Movie
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In a perfect world, research informs practice, and practice suggests research. But in reality, researchers complain that nobody reads their findings, and practitioners who make the time to read research complain that it is difficult to understand and that the implications for practice are unclear. This videotape bridges the gap between researchers and practitioners as it addresses the following subjects: family violence and its relationship to child abuse; how cultural differences impact assessment; incestuous families; and what kinds of children are in foster care. (30 minutes)

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Care Relationships
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To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this unit we explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Millions of care relationships are going on as you read this, and each carries its own particular meanings for those involved. But where have all those people picked up their ideas of how to relate to each other? How does any of us know where to begin?

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Social Work
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Activity/Lab
Reading
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Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Care Transactions
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Arrangements for care and support which people manage for themselves or have organised for them privately or informally tell us something about the shifting borders between funded and non-funded care, between health and social care, and between paid and u

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Social Work
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Lecture
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Caring: A Family affair
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Care is needed at all stages of life. This unit makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.

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Social Work
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Activity/Lab
Reading
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The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Caring in Hospitals
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This unit considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The unit looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients and what they consider to be 'care'. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Case Notes: find examples of effective use of Fact, Evidence, Assessment and Opinion
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In this activity a learner is asked to find mistakes in example case notes. Three separate excerpts taken from a dispositional report contain sentence(s) demonstrating poor use of facts or evidence, or incorrect use of assessment and opinion. Automated feedback is provided and there are opportunities for the learner to edit an example provided a transcript of the original interview.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Child Abuse: Characteristics and Patterns Among Cambodian, Chinese, Korean,and Vietnamese American Families: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum focuses on child maltreatment issues and effective practice strategies among immigrant Asian families. It elucidates demographic and behavioral characteristics of child abuse victims and perpetrators in four major immigrant Asian communities, factors contributing to the selection of two types of placement by child protective services workers, and effective child welfare practice with immmigrant Asian families. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Rhee_PowerPoint.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Abuse: Characteristics and Patterns Among Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American Families: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum focuses on child maltreatment issues and effective practice strategies among immigrant Asian families. Specifically, it elucidates demographic and behavioral characteristics of child abuse victims and perpetrators in four major immigrant Asian communities (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese), factors contributing to the selection of two types of placement (in-home and out-of-home) by child protective services workers, and effective child welfare practice with immigrant Asian families. (106 pages)Rhee, S., Chang, J. (2006).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Child Welfare Case Study Module: Emergency Response, Family Maintenance, Permanency Planning
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The three case studies written for this project reflect training needs in crucial parts of the child welfare system. Each includes an introduction that highlights the area of child welfare practice that governs the situation and a variety of classroom exercises. It is ethnically sensitive. The authors strongly recommend the use of collaborative teaching with guests speakers to supplement the case studies.

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Ethnic Studies
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare Case Study Module: Emergency Response, Family Maintenance, Permanency Planning
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The three case studies written for this project reflect training needs in crucial parts of the child welfare system. They may be used individually or together, and each includes an introduction that highlights the area of child welfare practice that governs the situation, and a variety of classroom exercises. An effort was made to be ethnically sensitive by emphasizing language and cultural diversity differences in family lifestyles as expressed in parenting and disciplinary styles and varying cultural norms and values. The authors strongly recommend the use of collaborative teaching with guest speakers from local departments of Social Service, substance abuse programs, etc., to supplement the case studies. (93 pages)Brewer, L. K., Roditti, M., & Marcus, A. (1996).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Child Welfare Documentation Cycle withVignette
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At what chronological points during the life of a case might a child welfare social worker need to draft case notes, investigation narratives, case plans or court reports? This vignette timeline depicts when the four core documents were written for a particular case vignette. It begins at the point of the initial referral and proceeds through the first several months of Child / Family - Agency interaction thereafter, from promotion of the referral to the opening of a case. The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate the non-linear relationship between the four core documents and illustrate the purpose of each document in the cycle of a family's interaction with a child welfare social worker / agency, given the circumstances presented in a vignette.

Click on objects in the graphic to explore more details about the events occurring during the case. Throughout the case you will also see what documents were used to record details of the events. Several of the events along the timeline contain links to the vignette documents. Additional resources can be accessed by clicking on the "resources" link above the top right corner of the graphic.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare Practice: Keeping Children With Disabilities in Their Home
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This curriculum introduces working with children with disabilities and is based on a model that sees disability as an issue of diversity rather than of dysfunction and medicine.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare Practice: Keeping Children With Disabilities in Their Home
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This six-part curriculum introduces working with children with disabilities and is based on a model that sees disability as an issue of diversity rather than of dysfunction and medicine. It may be used in part, but use in whole is strongly recommended. The modules address the competencies involving cultural skills and knowledge and impact competencies regarding child welfare skills and knowledge about child abuse. They cover: quantifying the number of persons with disabilities in the United States and California, having participants understand their own values and attitudes regarding children with disabilities, physical and sexual abuse affecting children with disabilities, families with children with disabilities, a generic model of practice that includes children with disabilities and their families, and a resource directory. (189 pages)Salsgiver, R. O. (2000).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Child Welfare Practice in the Legal System: A Curriculum Module
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Child welfare is a unique field of social work practice that requires the use of special interdisciplinary skills with attorneys, judges, and other member of the legal system. The skillful application of these interdisciplinary skills is extraordinarily difficult.
Fundamental differences between the value base, knowledge, and training of social workers and attorneys assure that the two professions will forever have an uneasy relationship. Nevertheless, the current and future direction of child welfare service delivery demands that this uneasy relationship continue and be improved. Historically, social workers coming into the profession are unprepared for interactions with the Juvenile Court. Graduate level university curriculum is generally silent on how to achieve positive client outcomes while working within the legal system. As a result, most new child welfare workers experience anxiety, fear, and frustration when confronted by the court. Without information on how to achieve positive client outcomes through the court process, social workers generally believe it is impossible to achieve positive outcomes in that setting. Interviews with social workers who have left child welfare to accept other social work positions regularly cite their frustration and discomfort with court-related interactions as a primary catalyst for their decision to leave this area of practice. This curriculum module, designed with that in mind, is intended for use with graduate students interested in child welfare practice and newly employed or inexperienced child welfare caseworkers.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
David Foster; Barbara Woods
Child Welfare Practice in the Legal System: A Curriculum Module
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This curriculum offers classroom instruction with the opportunity for students to observe child welfare workers, judges and referees, and attorneys during actual court proceedings. It provides approximately six hours of classroom content and includes a history of the system, cultural insights, background on the differing roles of professionals in the juvenile court setting, a glossary of court terms, and guidelines for proving maltreatment and providing effective testimony.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare Practice in the Legal System: A Curriculum Module
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This module offers classroom instruction with the opportunity for students to observe child welfare workers, judges and referees, and attorneys during actual court proceedings. It provides approximately six hours of classroom content and addresses competencies in ethnic sensitive and multicultural practice, core child welfare skills, social work skills and methods, and workplace management. The curriculum provides a history of the system; cultural insights; background on the differing roles of professionals in the juvenile court setting; a glossary of court terms; and guidelines for proving maltreatment, and for providing effective testimony. (50 pages)Foster, D., & Woods, B. (1995).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Child Welfare Skills With Southeast Asian Families
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This module introduces the historical, cultural, and social factors that influence a social worker's ability to skillfully interact with Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, and Cambodian families. It provides approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes sections on: Southeast Asian history, escape, refugee, and resettlement experiences; legal and health issues; mental health and education issues; the Southeast Asian family; and child welfare practice and the Southeast Asian family.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare Skills With Southeast Asian Families
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Offering a wealth of information, this module introduces the historical, cultural, and social factors that influence a social worker's ability to skillfully interact with Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, and Cambodian families. It provides approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes sections on: Southeast Asian history, escape, refugee, and resettlement experiences; legal and health issues; mental health and education issues; the Southeast Asian family; and child welfare practice and the Southeast Asian family. The curriculum includes pre- and posttests and materials that may be reproduced as handouts. (175 pages)Himes, H., Lee, S., Foster, D., & Woods, B. (1995)

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Child Welfare and CalWORKS: Opportunities for Collaboration to Benefit Children and Families
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This curriculum is designed to help students understand the relationship between family economic well-being and parenting and to raise students' awarenessof the important role poverty can play in interfering with parents' best efforts to raise their children well, which then draws them into the child welfare system. PowerPoint Presentation 1: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/CalWORKS_Curric_12_Parenting_Poverty.pdf - PowerPoint Presentation 2: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/CalWORKS_Curric_14_Poverty_TANF_Parenting.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare and CalWORKS: Opportunities for Collaboration to Benefit Children and Families
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This is an update of the 2001 curriculum: Frame, L., Berrick, J. D., Sogar, C., Berzin, S. C., & Pearlman, J. CalWORKS and Child Welfare: Case Management for Public Child Welfare Workers. This newly revised curriculum is designed to help students understand the relationship between family economic well-being and parenting and to raise students’ awareness of the important role poverty can play in interfering with parents’ best efforts to raise their children well. Under extreme circumstances, family poverty can place children at significant risk – these are the families who may come to the attention of child welfare agencies. (215 pages)Berrick, J. D., Helalian, H. S., Frame, L., Fabella, D., Lee, K., & Karpilow, K. (2010).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC