Child Safety and Family Preservation

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Date: April 7, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Training

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The Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education invites child welfare workers, family preservation workers, foster care workers and adoption services to attend the fourth of our specialized child welfare trainings

Led by Nancy Keller-MacKinnon, LMSW, this training will explore the importance of family preservation while ensuring the child’s safety. Children have a right to be with their own parents whenever possible, and CPS can work to protect children by stabilizing and strengthening families through services. We will examine the importance of viewing family members as collaborative partners in developing appropriate service delivery. Basic concepts of strengths perspective will be reviewed to focus on the unnecessary separation of children from their families. Motivational interviewing will also be discussed to provide helpful techniques even with involuntary clients. This training will utilize exercises, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

As a result of this training, attendees will: 

  • Recognize the importance of family-centered practice.
  • Plan for improved practice related to family preservation.
  • Nurture the ability to advocate for families from a strength’s perspective.
  • Develop an awareness of personal bias when examining the importance of keeping families together.

Attendees can obtain 3 CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Seating is limited and preference will be given to child welfare workers.  

All attendees must RSVP by April 5, 2022 for this training. Attendees will receive the Zoom link and additional details upon completion of the RSVP. 

Learn more about additional trainings in this series.

Contact

SSW Office of Continuing Education
313-577-9348
ce_ssw@wayne.edu

Cost

Free

Audience

Invite only
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