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Child Welfare Training Toolkit

Developing a Comprehensive Response for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders, Mental Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders


Overview

Module 5 provides child welfare professionals with an in-depth understanding and recommended techniques for incorporating information about an individual or families' substance use, mental disorder, or co-occurring disorders and treatment into the child welfare case plan, and to assure the delivery of culturally competent services, as well as how to monitor progress.

Learning Objectives

After completing Module 5, child welfare professionals will have an understanding of the following topics:

  • Child and family service delivery system and competencies.
  • Integrated systems work (systems of care)
  • Developing culturally relevant comprehensive case plans and how to monitor progress
    • Incorporating substance abuse treatment components
    • Incorporating mental disorder treatment components
    • Incorporating co-occurring issue treatment components
    • Critical role of collaboration with other service providers
  • Monitoring comprehensive case plans
    • Importance of on-going assessment and reevaluation
    • Critical role of collaboration with other service providers
  • Transition and permanency planning
    • Importance of early planning for transition and permanency
    • Relapse and relapse prevention
    • Establishing/ensuring community support systems
    • Critical role of collaboration with other service providers
  • Ways to encourage/support collaboration with other service providers