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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Intended Audience: This course is intended for new child welfare workers and meets the state requirements for Line Worker CORE version 3.0 Assessment Block.
Description of Course: This course is intended to be an activity based skill building exercise. It offers trainer facilitated vignette activities used to provide a framework for identifying child maltreatment, using direct observation, interview and consultation.
Intended Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to:
Identify physical, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of children who have been maltreated
Identify cultural practices that may be mistaken for child maltreatment
Identify when to seek consultation from agency resources, medical staff, mental health professionals, law enforcement, or forensic experts during child maltreatment identification efforts
Use the child maltreatment indicators to identify child maltreatment in a vignette
Using a vignette, identify cultural factors that affect child maltreatment identification including distinguishing child maltreatment from cultural factors
Using a vignette, identify developmental factors that affect child maltreatment
Using a vignette, critically analyze motivation, credibility and the information provided by family members and others regarding sexual abuse
Value using a strength-based model of practice that provides a holistic view of the family as part of the child maltreatment identification process
Value an understanding of how poverty, lack of education, community distress and environmental stressors can contribute to risk for child maltreatment
Value working collaboratively with agency resources, law enforcement and medical, mental health, and forensic experts in identifying child maltreatment
Defining and Identifying Maltreatment
Interviewing for Culture
Assessing for Sexual Abuse
Indicators of Maltreatment: Neglect, Emotional Abuse and Physical Abuse