Care of Children Involved With Child Welfare Agencies

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

This CE course examines the well-being of children involved with child welfare agencies; captures information about the investigation of abuse or neglect; collects information about the child’s family; provides information about child welfare interventions and other services; and describes key characteristics of child development.

Author:  Dolan, M., Casanueva, C., Smith, K., Lloyd, S., and Ringeisen, H.  (2012).  NSCAW II Wave 2 Report: Caregiver Health and Services.  OPRE Report #2012-58, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Distinguish which type of caregiver has the highest rates of depression.

2.  Express which type of caregiver is more likely to report having five or more children in the household.

3.  Determine which age group of parents is the most likely to have been arrested.

4.  Name the most commonly reported service for basic living needs.

5.  Identify the most commonly held type of parent health insurance.

6.  Describe the frequency of at-risk drinking done by each caregiver type.


CE Outline with Main Points

1. Caregiver and Household Characteristics

2.  Caregiver Health

a.  Physical Health

b.  Mental Health

c.  Depression

3.  In-Home Parents' Substance Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, Involvement with the Law, and Service Receipt

4.  Substance Abuse

a.  Hazardous or Harmful Alcohol Consumption

b.  Risk for Substance Abuse Problems

5.  Domestic Violence

6.  Involvement with the Law

7.  Service Receipt and Insurance Status

8.  Services to Address Family Needs

a.  Services for Basic Living Needs

b.  Services Required by CWS or the Court

c.  Federal and State-Supported Services

9.  Parenting Skills Training

a.  Parents' Referral to and Receipt of Parent Skills Training

b.  Characteristics of Parenting Skills Training Received

10.  Domestic Violence Services

11.  Behavioral Health Services

a.  Parents' Need for and Receipt of Substance Abuse Services

b.  Parents' Need for and Receipt of Mental Health Services



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.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2017-12-28

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