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CW101 Child Welfare I - Introduction to Human Services and Professionalism
In this module, we will explore a brief history of human services. This will be followed by an explanation of the role of the Direct Support Professional. Next, you will learn about child welfare and juvenile justice, respectful ways to work with children and their families, and the standards for professionalism.

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CW102 Child Welfare I - Family Empowerment
This module on family empowerment is the foundation for the other modules in this series. We’ll start by defining your role as a Direct Support Professional and then move into discussions that should help develop your approach to family empowerment. As you complete this module, you will begin to understand your job and the seriousness of your role ...
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CW103 Child Welfare I - Communication
The act of communicating takes two people: the sender of a message and the receiver of a message. People communicate through words, actions, facial expressions, pictures, and signs. It is important as a Direct Support Professional to know how to effectively communicate with the persons you support as well as with other people within our environment ...
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CW104 Child Welfare I - Child and Family Assessment
Assessment refers to the process of gathering information about the child’s situation to help determine how we can best work with the child and the family and ensure that the child’s needs are met. To begin, we will focus on the purpose of assessments in child welfare and juvenile justice settings, the types of assessments that are done, and the ba ...
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CW105 Child Welfare I - Community Supports and Teamwork
The purpose of this module is to demonstrate how community supports the child’s identity, growth, and development; how to locate and develop community resources; and how to work as a member of a professional team to best meet child and family needs.

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CW106 Child Welfare I - Supporting Positive Learning and Development
There is a growing body of knowledge in the area of child development that gives us more hope than ever that children, even those who have experienced significant trauma, can be helped to achieve their developmental goals. This body of knowledge emphasizes the important role of consistent and nurturing care.

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CW107 Child Welfare I - Advocacy
In this module you will explore ways to work with children and families to gather information related to their concerns; become aware of laws, services, and supports that are in place to assist them; and explore ways to help them stand up for themselves and present themselves in a positive way. 

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CW108 Child Welfare I - Vocational, Educational, and Career Support
Children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems may have significant challenges in the school setting. Abuse, neglect, and trauma all impact the child’s ability to concentrate and focus. In addition, if a child moves from one home or setting to another, the child may change schools -in fact, some children change schools several times. Gi ...
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CW109 Child Welfare I - Crisis Intervention
A crisis is anything that is a struggle for us to deal with through the use of our “everyday” coping skills. This module will focus on the meaning of crisis and how we can help a person manage a crisis.
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CW110 Child Welfare I - Documentation
All child welfare and juvenile justice agencies are required to provide certain types of communication or documentation.Communicating information from one person to another can be done in a variety of forms, whether it is spoken, signed, or written, communication is necessary in order to provide the best possible supports to the individuals partici ...
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CW111 Child Welfare I - Health and Safety
This module on health and safety will introduce you to the basic concepts of nutrition, healthy life styles, symptoms and signs of illness, medication issues, responding to environmental emergencies, and basic good health practices. All of these are important in your work with children.
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CW201 Child Welfare II - Child Welfare Services and Professionalism
This module is an introduction to child welfare and the juvenile justice system, and additional material on professionalism and professional boundaries. The module concludes with a detailed discussion of cultural responsiveness and diversity. 

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CW202 Child Welfare II - Engaging and Empowering Clients and Families
This module focuses on family engagement and empowering clients and their families to make choices and decisions. You will begin to understand your job and the seriousness of your role in helping clients to empower themselves to participate fully and meaningfully in services and their communities through your teaching, support, and assistance.  ...
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CW203 Child Welfare II - Advanced Communication Strategies
This module focuses on effective communication skills, motivational interviewing from a strength-based approach, communication with different populations, and how confidentiality affects all communication. The act of communicating takes at least two people: the sender of a message and the receiver of a message. People communicate through words, act ...
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CW204 Child Welfare II - Family Assessment and Family Centered Practice
This module focuses on assessments that form the foundation of effective practice with children and families. Family-centered assessment focuses on the whole family, values family participation and experience, and respects the family's culture and ethnicity. Family-centered assessment helps families identify their strengths, needs, and available re ...
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CW205 Child Welfare II - Community Supports and Service Networking
The purpose of this module is to help familiarize you with the community supports and resources that are available to your clients and families, and to understand more about the successes and challenges clients involved with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems face in the community.
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CW206 Child Welfare II - Supporting Positive Learning and Development
This module focuses on how skills training and education can benefit your clients and how you can support client’s daily routines and relationships. As a teacher, you will engage with clients as they learn the skills necessary to pursue their potential and gain independence in their lives.
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CW207 Child Welfare II - Advocacy
This module focuses on advocacy and how to gather information to assist in advocacy. You will also become aware of the issues that affect all of us, including individuals and families involved with the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems. We will also review some advocacy strategies available to you and to clients. For both you and the cl ...
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CW208 Child Wefare II - Vocational Training, Educational and Career Support Services
This module addresses work, school and career as important parts of all of our lives. Individuals with whom we work in child welfare and juvenile justice settings may need support in order to become effective members of the workforce. In this module we will present some of the challenges individuals may face, followed by descriptions of different a ...
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CW209 Child Welfare II - Crisis Intervention for Children and Families
In this module we will provide an overview of crisis, crisis intervention and emergency services when working with children and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. It is followed by a presentation of some of the resources available to these clients and you when assessing and responding to crises.

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CW210 Child Welfare II - Documentation
The purpose of this module is to give you an understanding of the importance of documentation. Documentation is the writing of and about our work that helps communicate important information to others. It serves as a resource and record on our client’s behalf and should fulfill all legal, financial and regulatory requirements. Documentation can be ...
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CW211 Child Welfare II - Health and Safety for Children and Adolescents
This module on health and safety will introduce you to child health and safety issues, adolescent health and safety issues, Standard Precautions and worker safety. Health is not just the absence of disease; it is being in the best possible condition-physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 
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CWS01 Child Welfare - Children Who Kill
This module provides a discussion about children who kill and how to see patterns and how to intervene.
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CWS02 Child Welfare - Assessment
Children's assessments
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CWS03 Child Welfare - Families of Murder
Families in which murder has occurred and how to treat.
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CWS04 Child Welfare - Bully Proofing
Child welfare an bullying.
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