Safely Reunifying Child and Parent

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

If a child has been removed from the care of his or her parents, safe and timely reunification is the preferred permanency option for most children.  This CE course provides strategies for achieving reunification and preventing reentry and includes examples of promising practices being implemented by states and localities.

Author:  Supporting Successful Reunifications.  (2017).  Child Welfare Information Gateway.  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe intensive reunification services.

2.  Determine which factors make children less likely to reunify with their families and more likely to reenter care after reunification.

3.  Conclude which children have greater access to services and supports.

4.  Identify which service focuses on relationship enhancement as well as how parents discipline their children.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Benefits of Supporting Reunification and Preventing Reentry

2.  National Statistics

3.  Factors That Affect Reunification and Reentry

4.  Systemwide Strategies That Support Reunification and Prevent Reentry

5.  Practices That Support Reunification and Prevent Reentry

a.  Casework Frameworks and Practices

b.  Parent Support Systems

c.  Services to Support Reunification

d.  Legal System Involvement

6.  State and Local Examples of Strategies That Support Reunification and Prevent Reentry

a.  Mockingbird Family Model: Washington State and Other Locations

b.  Fostering Relationships: Washoe Country, Nevada

c.  Foster Parent Mentoring: Lafayette, Louisiana



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2018-06-18

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