Resources include training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on the types, diagnosis, and treatment of developmental disabilities, including information on assessment, abuse and neglect, family-centered services, and more.
Children with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System (chapter of Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century : A Handbook of Practices, Policies, and Programs.)
Weaver & Keller & Loyek (2005)
Discusses the importance of training and networking with medical, mental health/retardation, and community resources in order to care effectively for children with disabilities within the child welfare system.
Identifying Developmental Disabilities and Delays in Young Children: The Role of Child Welfare Professionals and Partners
Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center
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Explains the importance of early identification of developmental disabilities and delays. It also provides resources and tools to support child welfare professionals, parents, and caregivers in early identification and intervention.
Managing Child Protection Cases Involving People With Disabilities
University of Minnesota School of Social Work (2005)
Discusses findings of a study examining what case management approaches are used in child protection cases that involve a person with a disability in Minnesota.
Respite Provider Training and Credentialing Resources
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
Maintains a listing of training programs and resources to help caregivers care for themselves and their loved ones.
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