Resources include training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on a wide range of issues related to mental health services for children and youth involved with the child welfare system. Topics addressed include common symptoms of disorders, treatment options, the use of medication, and more.
ADHD: A Guide for Families: 2.0 Hour Training Course
Features a video and accompanying booklet developed to help parents understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Includes information on common signs of the disorder, treatment options, strategies for supporting school success, and working with teachers and doctors as a team.
Childhood Mental Health Issues
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2008)
Serves as an introduction to the topic of childhood mental health issues and its connection to child welfare and the permanency process.
Counseling Simulations and Tutorials
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Provides a tutorial on crisis theory and an online simulation that allows users to view an individual in crisis and make counseling decisions.
Families in the World of Evaluation: The Evaluation of the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Course 1, "How to Understand Evaluation" (PDF - 293 KB)
Schutte, Jivanjee, Robinson, & Koroloff (2003)
Presents participants' perspectives of the training and reviews relevant literature on the evolution of family participation in education and children's mental health services and shifts in research and evaluation practice.
The Use of Psychotropic Medications for Children Involved in Child Welfare
Center for Health Care Strategies (2008)
Covers evidence-based and promising practices related to the use of psychotropic medication among children involved in child welfare and the critical role of families as partners in care.
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