Family Engagement to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

Engaging families in the casework process promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families in the child welfare system and is central to successful practice.  This CE course provides an overview of the foundational elements of the family engagement approach, as well as strategies and promising practices for implementing this approach at the case level, peer level, and system level.

Author:  Child Welfare Information Gateway.  (2016).  Family engagement: Partnering with families to improve child welfare outcomes.  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Name three improved outcomes that result from Solution-Based Casework.

2.  Explain when families are more likely to commit to achieving case goals.

3.  Identify the hallmark of family engagement practice.

4.  Describe three approaches that can be used to promote family engagement in daily practice.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  The Benefits of Family Engagement

2.  Strategies for Engaging Families at the Practice Level

a.  The Basic of Practice-Level Engagement

b.  Using Supportive Behaviors

c.  Instituting Family Teaming Models

d.  Incorporating Family Finding

e.  Encouraging Father Involvement

f.  Employing the Solution-Based Casework Approach

g.  Using the Motivational Interview

h.  Developing Cultural Competence

3.  Engaging Parents as Peer Mentors at the Program Level

4.  Promoting Family Engagement at the Systems Level



ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2018-11-05

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