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CW104 Child Welfare I - Child and Family Assessment
Assessment refers to the process of gathering information about the child’s situation to help determine how we can best work with the child and the family and ensure that the child’s needs are met. To begin, we will focus on the purpose of assessments in child welfare and juvenile justice settings, the types of assessments that are done, and the basic processes used to gather information.
Course Objective
• Identify the types and purposes of assessments performed in child welfare and juvenile justice.
• Describe the basic principles guiding the assessment process and formal and informal methods for gathering information.
• Describe the focus areas of both a juvenile justice assessment and a child welfare assessment.
• Describe the role of the DSP in the assessment process.
• Identify indicators of child abuse and neglect and the role of a mandated reporter in filing a report.
Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
1.0 Hour 1.00 CE Credit(s) $22.33 QTY

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