Child Welfare Training Toolkit - Module 1

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    Understanding the Multiple Needs of Families Involved with the Child Welfare System


    Overview

    Module 1 provides child welfare professionals with a contextual knowledge of a range of co-occurring needs that may be experienced by parents involved in the child welfare system.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing Module 1, child welfare professionals will have an understanding of the following topics:

    • Principles of both family-centered and culturally competent practice
    • How addressing the needs of both parents and children can impact successful family outcomes
    • Prevalence of substance use disorders in the general population, in the child welfare population, and in communities of color
    • Prevalence of mental disorders in the general population, in the child welfare population, and in communities of color
    • NASMHPD/NASADAD four-quadrant framework for conceptualizing co-occurring substance use and mental disorders
    • Difficulty in differentiating co-occurring substance use and mental disorders
    • Other issues that frequently co-occur with child welfare involvement, and/or substance use and mental disorders:
      • Family violence
      • Trauma
      • Physical health issues
      • Poverty
      • Crime
    • Prioritizing response and intervention for families with multiple needs
    • Exploring personal and agency/system values regarding substance use and mental disorders
      • Personal experience/history
      • Stigma
      • Bias
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