Fundamentals of Child Welfare ONLINE

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 am - Friday, October 23, 2020 12:15 pm

Fundamentals of Child Welfare

APPROVED: 6.5 hours of Social Work CEU and 6.5 hours CLE,

including 1 hour each of Legal Ethics and Legal Professionalism

This three-day, interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the Child in Need of Care (CINC) practice. Designed for a multi-disciplinary audience, this workshop will incorporate adult learning theory, lecture, small group activities and interactive practice using real case scenarios. Topics will explore constitutional, federal and state law, ethics in practice, child development and trauma in child welfare cases.  The ethics portion of this workshop will focus on practice as guided by the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained a greater understanding of constitutional, federal and state laws that govern CINC practice, the purpose of each of hearing; concepts of timely permanency for families; reasonable efforts to prevent removal and to achieve the permanency goal; ethical rules and regulations; roles and responsibilities of involved parties and the impact of child development and trauma on children and parents.  

Fundamentals of Child Welfare is an asset for improving the knowledge base of Attorneys, CASA, Child Welfare Staff, Social Workers and others who provide professional service, representation, advocacy and/or care for children in need of care and/or their parents. Those new to the Child Welfare profession, as well as those wanting a refresher, will especially appreciate this workshop.

Registration is $10 


Franchesca Hamilton-Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
D’Juannia Judge, LCSW, CSM with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS)
Rodney Hastings, JD, with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS-BGC)
Thailund Porter-Green, JD , Pelican Center for Children and Families
Sharon B. Worthy, LMSW, Retired DCFS and SW Consultant