Child and Family Services
Introduction to Child Welfare Services
Students will receive wide exposure to community agencies and resources available to children and youth. There will be focus on identifying needs of children and methods through which those needs are met by the community when parents are unable to do so or need assistance.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify the circumstances that establish eligibility for child welfare services.
- Explain the role of child welfare services.
- Identify the types of services available to children and their families.
- Compare services available within the local community for families.
- Appraise the potential impact of abuse and neglect as it relates to the development of the child.
- Outline the Child Protective Services Law.
- Outline the requirements for mandated reporters of the child protection law.
- Investigate resources appropriate for working with families as related to the welfare of children.
- Investigate the responsibilities of an advocate for children.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.