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CW205 Child Welfare II - Community Supports and Service Networking
The purpose of this module is to help familiarize you with the community supports and resources that are available to your clients and families, and to understand more about the successes and challenges clients involved with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems face in the community.
Course Objective
• Describe methods for promoting community participation and involvement in self-help communities. 
• Identify the steps to research, develop and maintain information on community resources that meet individual needs, including leisure and recreation. 
• Describe ways to support individuals in establishing and maintaining relationships with family, friends, and community members.
• Define formal and informal community resources as well as natural supports.
• Describe steps for assisting families and clients in identifying and gaining access to community resources. 
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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