*This course is not offered Summer 2016
Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the course, ICWI is taught by Fawn Gadel, Professor at Capital University Law School, with several social work professionals participating as guest speakers to represent the child welfare perspective.
Capital University Law School, in conjunction with the Family and Youth Law Center (FYLaw), is pleased to offer a one-week intensive Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI).
LAW & GRADUATE LEVEL SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS: 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. The class will cover a wide variety
of topics such as: introduction to interdisciplinary Child Welfare work,
federal policy and law, recent developments in Child Welfare, family
relationships and family rights, screening processes, case planning, liability
issues, record creation and record keeping, introduction to trial work,
permanency planning, and alternative dispute resolution in Child Welfare cases.
During ICWI, social workers and attorneys have the opportunity 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. For more CLE/CEU information, click here.
In this course, you will:
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Monday (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 (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) Family Relationships and Family Rights Children's Emotional Development & Impact of Maltreatment
Wednesday (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) Ethics and Professionalism Child Welfare Practice: Screening, Assessment & Case Planning
Thursday (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) Interviewing Children & Client Counseling Trial Work
Friday (8:30 am - 12:15 pm) Permanency Planning Trial Work Alternative Dispute Resolution in Child Welfare Cases
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