Investigation of Child Fatalities Child Protective Services
Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker
Intended Audience: Child Protective Services workers who want to enhance their investigation skills of child fatalities
- To read and evaluate a child fatality vignette, and form an investigative plan
- To articulate the intervention considerations in physical abuse and neglect cases
- To demonstrate an effective techniques in suspect interviewing in child fatality cases
- Dealing with Emotions
- Dynamics Involving Surviving Sibs
- Coordinating Effective Cooperation with other Responsible Agencies
- Common Natural Causes of Sudden Death in Pediatric Age Group
- Profiles of Perpetrators
- Working with Families after the Death
- Fine Tuning Investigation and Interviewing Skills
Cal SWEC Competencies Addressed:
1.4 Student can develop relationships, obtain information, and communicate in a culturally sensitive way.
3.4 Student conducts effective casework interviews.
3.9 Student uses a variety of methods and strategies to interview and elicit information from children and adolescents that are age appropriate and consistent with social work values and ethics.
Assessment and Investigation