Core/Foundation Training for Caseworkers: Child Protective Services
Resources include core/foundation training curricula and materials for child protective services (CPS) caseworkers that address topics such as safety assessment and safety planning, the development of service or case plans, worker safety, and more. Resources include State and local examples.
|Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers. 2003|
|Author(s):||Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
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|Year Published:||2003 - 141 pages|
|This manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, evaluation of family progress and case closure. The manual also covers strategies for casework supervision, training, and support. Appendices include a glossary of terms, resource listings of selected national organizations, State toll-free telephone numbers for reporting child abuse, and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. 8 tables and 173 references.|
The CPS Worker: Making a Case for Safety
National Children's Advocacy Center (2007)
Provides CPS workers and other home visitors with information on how to identify potentially harmful conditions and defuse volatile situations.
Curriculum Guide for Instruction in Child Maltreatment (PDF - 458 KB)
American Psychological Association (2006)
Includes topics that could be incorporated into a curriculum on child maltreatment and a list of references that provide information about each topic.
American Humane Association (2003)
Presents guidelines for case plan development and child welfare service delivery, including a checklist of factors affecting abused and neglected children and alternatives for services and supports that may be provided to the family.
Indian Tribal CPS Safety Intervention: Safety Assessment, Analysis and Planning Workshop (PDF - 2210 KB)
Provides information on safety assessment and safety planning to child protective services staff who are responsible for working with Native American children and families on a reservation.
Keeping Children Safe Toolkit
Keeping Children Safe Coalition (2011)
Helps agencies at international, national, and local levels put child protection standards into practice using flexible training exercises and materials to help organizations train child protection staff.
Protective Supervision: An Exploratory Study - Strengthening the Capacity to Respond to Children in High-Risk Families: Title IV-E Curriculum Module
University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (2007)
Presents a training on protective supervision, a strategy that grants an agency court-ordered authority to supervise children while they remain in the legal custody and in the home of their parent(s).
State and local examples
Child Protective Services: Process, Practice, and Policy: Electronic Participant Guide (PDF - 3320 KB)
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (2007)
Teaches intake, investigation, policies and procedures, and family-centered practice in child protective services.
Differential Response and Alternative Response in Diverse Communities: An Empirically Based Curriculum (PDF - 1299 KB)
Berrick, Bryant, Conley, de Elizalde, Garcia, Geer, et al. (2009)
Highlights the use of differential response in child welfare services and shares outcomes from its implementation in Contra Costa County, CA, and Alameda County, CA.
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