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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:
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Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Date Added:
12/23/2015
Comparing Four Types of Child Welfare Documentation
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How similar or different are case notes from investigation narratives? Do case plans have any relationship to court reports? The goal of this interactive graphic is to consider the relationship between case notes, investigation narratives, case plans and court reports by reviewing how they are similar and different from one another.

Click on the icons in the interactive graphic to compare the four documents to each other. The text found in the graphic can be downloaded in doc format by clicking on the "resources" link at the top right side of the graphic.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Date Added:
12/23/2015
Overview of Child Welfare Documentation
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Four types of documents are often written within the cycle of working with a family as a Child Welfare social worker in California: case notes, investigation narratives, case plans and court reports. While the order in which the documents are written may not always be linear, case notes and investigation narratives are often written before case plans, and these three documents are often used to compose a court report.

Explore the types of documents by clicking through this interactive graphic. It provides key information about each document type including:

* a definition of the document and its purpose
* what role the document plays in a family's interaction with the child welfare system
* how the document is structured
* what writing skills lead to drafting an effective document

Examples of each of the four documents are provided as well. Using the "resources" link in the upper right corner, the example documents and full text descriptions provided in the interactive graphic can be downloaded in pdf or doc formats.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Date Added:
12/23/2015
Towards a Dedicated, Competent Child Welfare Workforce: Partnerships and Practices for Field Education
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Marion Bogo, Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (University of Toronto), is known for her academic and practice leadership in social work education, especially field education and assessment of learning. This video is her keynote address at the 2014 CalSWEC Title IV-E Summer Field Institute. She explores organizational theory, the connection between theory and inter-organizational partnerhsips in practice, and best practices in field educational of social workers. Addressing current higher- and continuing-education professionals working with current and future social workers, the video lecture highlights the role of inter-organizational partnerships in organization theory, offers key factors enabling partnership and shared success, and ties into this the role of field education for social workers. From minute 54 on, Dr. Bogo discusses best practices in Field Education, highlighting her institution's own experience in Canada and what research globally suggests. The power point presentation and selected references to studies cited can be found at .

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Date Added:
02/11/2015