Save the Date! Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute

Posted: 03.14.2019


The Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute is back August 5th-9th! The Course offers a unique, inside look into effective multidisciplinary practice among child-serving professionals.


While several professions have a stake in the proper handling of child welfare cases, none owns the child welfare problem, and none alone can solve the multifaceted challenge presented by any single case.


Working predominantly from both social work and law perspectives, this two-credit, intensive week-long course will explore  critical child welfare topics, such as:

  • Assessing, investigating, documenting, and prosecuting child abuse and neglect
  • Adoption processes
  • Key federal and state policies and initiatives
  • Family relationships and rights
  • Child development and the impact of trauma
  • Child welfare structure and practice
  • Ethical and professional considerations for interdisciplinary practice
  • Interdisciplinary case planning
  • Domestic violence
  • Worker safety
  • Preparing for trials
  • Permanency planning and negotiating for best solutions for children and families. 


Open to both both law and social work graduate students as well as working professionals across the country, the course features dynamic classroom exercises, interdisciplinary panel discussions, practice tools, and guest lectures from experts in the child welfare field.


Professionals may register for the entire course or for specific days. CLE and CEU approval pending.


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