Children in Foster Care - Parents in Prison

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

 

CEU Course Description

This CEU course provides help with facilitating communication and cooperation between child welfare agencies and federal prisons so that parents can stay engaged in their children’s lives.  Explained in this course are common questions: social workers may have when managing cases of children with parents in federal prison; unit teams in federal prisons may have when working with incarcerated parents with children in foster care; and for those at residential reentry centers.  Also discussed is the incarceration process from arrest to release and the child welfare system’s process from initial report and the child’s placement in foster care to case planning and working towards a permanent solution.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how the case plan should be written, who should be included in the process, and what items should be incorporated.

2.  Enumerate in which situations every state requires the child welfare agency to file a petition asking the court to terminate parental rights.

3.  Describe how child welfare social workers should work with case managers in prisons to make sure proper arrangements are made for the parent to be involved in reunification with their child.

4.  Investigate the exceptions to the federal child welfare law that requires child welfare agencies to initiate Termination of Parental Rights.

Date Added: 2015-06-14

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