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.
Abuse and Neglect of Children and Adults With Developmental Disabilities: A Problem of National Significance: A Web Course for Health Professionals and Other Professionals Serving People With Developmental Disabilities
Partnership for People With Disabilities (2004)
Addresses the complex issues that surface when abuse or neglect of children or adults with developmental disabilities is suspected. Includes prevention strategies. Paid registration required.
Disabilities–How Social Workers Help: Children With Disabilities in the Child Welfare System
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.
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.
Serving Children With Disabilities Handbooks for Child Welfare Workers
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Provides child welfare personnel with information about developmental disabilities to help them recognize the signs in the children they serve.
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.
Training Resource on AB 1331: Accessing SSI to Improve the Transition for Foster Youth With Disabilities
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) (2008)
Illustrates elements of the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits program and how they pertain to youth in foster care.
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