Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

Due to the age of the material, this course will be discontinued from our library on 03/25/2020.

CEU Course Description

This course explores research, intervention strategies, and resources to assist professionals in preserving connections among siblings by discussing: the sibling relationship; legal frameworks for protecting sibling connections; sibling relationships in abusive or neglectful families; benefits of and barriers to placing siblings together; practices for keeping siblings together in placement; maintaining ties between separated siblings; and sibling issues within the foster or adoptive family.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the circumstances under which caseworkers face more challenges for sibling placement.

2.  Explain the importance of siblings on emotional and mental health during childhood and its impact into adulthood.

3.  Investigate which aspects the caseworker will want to look for when evaluating the quality of sibling relationships.

4.  Examine the agency’s role in placing siblings in the same foster home whenever possible.

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

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-01-27

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