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Writing for Child Welfare – Court Reports, Case Notes, and More

Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Line workers and supervisors who would like increased understanding of professional writing strategies and how they apply to child welfare practice including documentation, court reporting writing and other professional writing communication.

Description of Course: This course will review child welfare documentation pertinent business writing and child welfare documentation strategies and allow for practice to increase skill development upon completion.

Intended Objectives:

  • Will be able to describe purpose of specific documents in Child Welfare
  • Will be able to identify and list ways to structure professional writing and increase clear and concise written communication
  • Eliminate feelings, unsupported facts, jargon, and slang from professional documentation
  • Identify several technology tools to assist in professional writing
  • Will be able to utilize content

Topics Include:

  • Types of CWS Documentation
  • Confidentiality
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Good Court Report Writing
  • Paragraph Structure, Grammar, Spell Check, Redundancy, Use of Cut and Paste Functions
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