Working with Parents Involved in the Child Welfare System

Working with Parents Involved in the Child Welfare System is an online course developed for individuals who work with birth parents involved in the child welfare system. The course focuses on child welfare activities such as investigation and removal, case management, visitation, family conferencing, court hearings, reunification, and termination of parental rights. The first module in the course provides a general introduction to the topic of birth parent trauma, how traumatic exposure can affect thoughts, feeling, and behaviors, and how these play out in day-to-day interactions. Subsequent modules will focus more specifically on the above-mentioned child welfare activities, and provide information and strategies that will help child welfare personnel work more effectively with birth parents. This course can be accessed at the NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma