Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:42

Preventing Child Neglect Training Series

Developed by CANTASD and the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds, the Preventing Child Neglect training series raises public awareness and understanding of child maltreatment, its causes, protective factors that help shield children and families, and manageable steps that each of us can take to help reduce the likelihood of child neglect. The training videos build upon each other and are designed to be viewed in sequential order. Each training video comes with a robust discussion toolkit that includes learning objectives, guidance for individual or group learning, a reflection journal, and links to additional resources.

 

Trainings

Training 1: Explore the Basics
The first training lays the foundation for the series by providing an overview of child neglect, types of neglect, and factors that influence how we take care of our children. 
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Training 2: Fact or Fiction? 
Training 2 shares key facts about child neglect and considers why some common assumptions may need closer examination.
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Training 3: Everyone’s Responsibility
Training 3 explores how protective factors can shield individuals and families from the risk factors of neglect.
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Training 4: What We All Can Do
Training 4 provides manageable steps and strategies at each level of the social ecological model to reduce the likelihood of child neglect. One person can make a difference. 
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The National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) is a service of the Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse & Neglect, Administration for Children and FamiliesU.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
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Benchcards for Judicial Safety Decision Making

These benchcards were published as an accompanying tool to the book Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys. They are also referred to during the Safety Decision Making course presented by the Pelican Center for Children and Families - Court Improvement Program training.  The book can be accessed online. Click hereAuthors: Theresa Roe Lund MSSW and Jennifer L. Renne  Date: 2009

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Effects of Parenting Programs on Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Meta-Analysis.
Chen, Mengtong. Chan, Ko Ling.
2016
Trauma Violence and Abuse
17(1)p. 88-104
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.846.3939&rep=rep1&type=pdf

 

Abstract The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of parenting programs in reducing child maltreatment and modifying associated factors as well as to examine the moderator variables that are linked to program effects. For this meta-analysis, we searched nine electronic databases to identify randomized controlled trials published before September 2013. The effect sizes of various outcomes at different time points were computed. From the 3,578 studies identified, we selected 37 studies for further analysis. The total random effect size was 0.296. Our results showed that parenting programs successfully reduced substantiated and self-reported child maltreatment reports and reduced the potential for child maltreatment. The programs also reduced risk factors and enhanced protective factors associated with child maltreatment. However, the effects of the parenting programs on reducing parental depression and stress were limited. Parenting programs produced positive effects in low-, middle-, and highincome countries and were effective in reducing child maltreatment when applied as primary, secondary, or tertiary child maltreatment intervention. In conclusion, parenting programs are effective public health approaches to reduce child maltreatment. The evidence-based service of parenting programs could be widely adopted in future practice.

Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Vlahovicova, Kristina. Melendez-Torres, G. J. Leijten, Patty. Knerr, Wendy. Gardner, Frances.
2017
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
20(4)p. 351-365
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5527061/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5527061/pdf/10567_2017_Article_232.pdf

Chapin Hall Report Finds Homelessness Risk Assessment Tool Highly Accurate

Youth Today - November 15, 2018

In a first-of-its-kind analysis of records for 11,000 homeless youths, a new report by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago finds that a widely used questionnaire to assess young people's risk of long-term homelessness accurately predicts who is unlikely to escape homelessness without help.

Also: Better, Systematic Crisis Response Needed to Help Homeless Young People: https://www.chapinhall.org/research/system-response-youth-homelessness/

Also: Report: Toward a Systems Response to Ending Youth Homelessness: https://www.chapinhall.org/wp-content/uploads/Chapin-Hall-Youth-Collaboratory-Toward-A-System-Response-To-Youth-Homele....pdf

https://youthtoday.org/2018/11/chapin-hall-report-finds-homelessness-risk-assessment-tool-highly-accurate/

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare - November 20, 2018

While November is recognized as "National Adoption Month," those impacted personally and/or professionally know the scope of permanency is not limited by calendar or lifespan. Specialized skills to support individuals and families at all stages are at the core of the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate (PACC) program. PACC brings together child welfare and mental health professionals across Minnesota to illuminate their many practice intersections, and offer a shared framework and language. This series endeavors to create an ongoing dialogue between these diverse alumni voices.

https://cascw.umn.edu/pacc/no-finish-line/

Monday, 26 November 2018 11:10

Defining and Counting Youth Homelessness

Defining and Counting Youth Homelessness - Administration for Children and Families - November 20, 2018

Causes of running away and homelessness among young people are many and varied, as are potential consequences. Several factors make it difficult to determine the scope of the issue of youth homelessness, including the number of homeless youth and young adults in the United States. In addition to there being no consistent methodology for conducting a youth count and no consistent definition of homeless youth across federal agencies, homeless young people may not be connected to formal support services such as child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health systems; the education system; or youth shelters and drop-in centers.

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We want to share this quick 5-minute overview with you about the Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys that was co-authored by Jennifer Renne and Theresa Roe-Lund. We use this textbook and the bench cards in our Safety Decision Making courses that we host in Louisiana. We offer a one-hour webinar and a 6 hour class periodically. Click for the video link.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:03

Introduction to "The Safety Guide"

We want to share this quick 5-minute overview with you about the Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys that was co-authored by Jennifer Renne and Theresa Roe-Lund. We use this textbook and the bench cards in our Safety Decision Making courses that we host in Louisiana. We offer a one-hour webinar and a 6 hour class periodically. Click for the video link.

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Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Get Strategies to Improve Health, Well-Being, and Opportunities for Children and Adults

CDC invites you to explore Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences, a new online training to help understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs.

ACEs affect children and families across all communities. They can have long-term effects on health, wellness, and life opportunities for adults. The good news is ACEs are preventable.

Develop knowledge and insights to prevent ACEs. Training topics include:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences, Brain Development, and Toxic Stress
  • The ACE Study
  • Prevalence and Consequences of ACEs
  • Risk and Protective Factors for ACEs
  • Essentials for Childhood: Assuring Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments

Learn more about how to create healthier lives for all children in this accredited training. Continuing Education Units are available.

 

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