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CW202 Child Welfare II - Engaging and Empowering Clients and Families
This module focuses on family engagement and empowering clients and their families to make choices and decisions. You will begin to understand your job and the seriousness of your role in helping clients to empower themselves to participate fully and meaningfully in services and their communities through your teaching, support, and assistance. 
Course Objective
• Describe the challenges to engaging families and techniques for overcoming these challenges.
• Comprehend the “natural consequences” of client choices.
• Describe methods for empowering families to make choices. 
• Identify methods for using family-centered practices and strength-based approaches in the child protection and juvenile justice systems.
• Describe methods for enhancing the ability of each person to lead a self-determining life.
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.
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