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CW210 Child Welfare II - Documentation
The purpose of this module is to give you an understanding of the importance of documentation. Documentation is the writing of and about our work that helps communicate important information to others. It serves as a resource and record on our client’s behalf and should fulfill all legal, financial and regulatory requirements. Documentation can be a form of confidential communication between DSP staff, their supervisors, and other members of the team.
Course Objective
• Describe the requirements of confidentiality in documentation. 
• Describe strategies for presenting information objectively. 
• Describe strategies for writing concise reports that communicate necessary information to others.
• Identify the different forms of documentation available for work with the population you support.
• Recognize the requirements of documentation for your specific organization and execute these requirements efficiently. 
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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