Understanding DCF and the Child Welfare Lens: For Professionals in the Community

DESCRIPTION: 

This will be a full-day training.  Through use of case studies and didactic methods, participants will receive a basic comprehension of the child welfare lens and how the Department of Children and Families works.  Topics to be covered will include:  Mandated Reporter 51-A training, Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare, Case Presentations:  Samples for Community Providers, Protective Factors, and Confidentiality, Communication, and Collaboration.  Topics covered will assist those with a beginner to moderate level of expertise regarding prior experience working with DCF. 

OBJECTIVES:
Consideration should be given to what Domain of Learning is involved in the event. 

The Domains of Learning are: 

  • Cognitive Domain – (knowledge) the event is intended to transfer knowledge to the attendees
  • Psychomotor Domain – (skills) the event is intended to teach news “hands-on” skills
  • Affective Domain – (feelings and attitudes) the event is intended to change attendee beliefs and attitudes  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

The Domains of Learning are included here because we feel that it is extremely important to decide and communicate what exact type of learning is being proposed: New skills, new attitudes, or new knowledge.  Educational methods will obviously vary depending on which Domain is primary to the educational activity.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:  Identify how parental substance misuse decreases capacity to parent, resulting in abuse and neglect.  Participants will better understand the DCF system and how 51A/B process unfolds.

SPONSORED BY: 
MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services & AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

Presenter: 
Dino Martone, Michelle Mason, and Kimberly Shapiro, LICSW
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Event Categories: 
Cross-system
Address: 
Rosebrook Event Center
50 Rosebrook Place
Wareham, MA 02571
Cost: 
$55
Contact Information
Gina Colon
Phone: 
5087527313
Organization: 
AdCare Educational Institute
Position: 
Planner