Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum

Introduction to Child Development CORE 3.0 eLearning

Level: Line Worker CORE

Credits: 1

Intended Audience: This course is intended for new child welfare workers and meets the state requirements for Line Worker CORE version 3.0 Foundation Block.

Description of Course: This is an interactive eLearning course which focuses on child developmental milestones, how culture affects these milestones, developmental problems and service interventions.

Intended Objectives: After completing this course the trainee will be able to:

  • Identify activities typically occurring in the stages and domains of child development
  • Identify red flags indicating developmental concerns needing intervention
  • Recognize ways that cultural variations in parenting practices may influence the manifestation and timing of developmental skills and stages
  • Describe the process for assessing the developmental needs of children during regular face-to-face contacts
  • Identify how to seek intervention for a child with developmental needs
  • Value the range of individual and cultural differences in human development
  • Value and respect cultural variations in child-rearing practices and beliefs when working with families from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds

Topics Include:

  • Normal Development
  • Developmental Domains: Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Sexual (SPECS) of
  • Development from Newborns through Emerging Adults
  • How Culture Intersects with Child Development
  • Social Work Tools in Assessing Child Development
  • Who to Contact About a Red Flag
  • Developmental Disabilities
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