July 22 - July 26, 2013Columbus, Ohio
Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the course, ICWI is taught by Angela Upchurch, Associate Professor of Law at Capital University, with several social work professionals participating as guest speakers to represent the child welfare perspective.
Capital University Law School, in conjunction with the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, is pleased to offer a one-week intensive Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI). This two-credit course will provide law students and graduate level social work students with a mutual understanding of the legal and sociological principles central to child welfare practice. In the increasingly complex world of child welfare, quality collaboration among legal and social work professionals is critical to keeping children safe and strengthening families. Interdisciplinary learning provides a common foundation for students from different professional programs and an environment for developing the skills required of future child welfare attorneys and social workers.
CLE/CEU Opportunity: Social workers and attorneys are invited to join law and graduate social work students from across the country in this exciting, intensive interdisciplinary course that will examine complex child and family issues from both law and social work perspectives. In this course, you will hone your professional practice skills through dynamic classroom exercises and gain insight from panelists and guest lectures. Credits: 23.5 for the week (Monday - Friday); Fee: $500
ICWI is only available on a weekly basis and all CLE/CEU registrants are expected to attend each and every class in order to receive continuing education credit. To register for CLE/CEU credit click here.
TEXTBOOK/MATERIALS: CHILD WELFARE AND THE LAW (3rd edition) by Theodore J. Stein AND the In re Pena Case File from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, ISBN 9781556818059. To order the Pena case file click here. *Please note: books are required and will be utilized in class daily.
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If you are interested in gaining CLE credit
Monday, July 22nd (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) History of Child Welfare and Introduction to Interdisciplinary Work Basics of Child Welfare & Adoption Processes Funding & Federal Policy and Law, and Recent Developments in Child Welfare
Tuesday, July 23rd (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) Family Relationships and Family Rights Children's Emotional Development & Impact of Maltreatment
Wednesday, July 24th (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) Ethics and Professionalism Child Welfare Practice: Screening, Assessment & Case Planning
Thursday, July 25th (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) Interviewing Children & Client Counseling Trial Work
Friday, July 26th (8:30 am - 12:15 pm) Permanency Planning Trial Work Alternative Dispute Resolution in Child Welfare Cases
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