Protective Factors: Approaches in Child Welfare (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores an increasing emphasis on protective factors as an intervention strategy in child welfare.  The course summarizes and compares four key protective factor approaches using an ecological framework.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Find the reading at:  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/protective_factors.pdf

Publisher:  Child Welfare Information Gateway; Children’s Bureau

Program Objectives:   To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to child welfare and the emerging emphasis on protective factors.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the protective factors approach in child welfare.  Identify individual protective factors.  Identify relational protective factors.  Identify community protective factors.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: Traditionally, child maltreatment prevention and intervention strategies have focused exclusively on _____________.
 
 
2: Which of the  following approaches focus on protective factors?
 
 
 
 
3: This is the most well-established and broadly used protective factors approach in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention.
 
 
 
 
4: Strengthening Families focuses on five protective factors including all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
 
 
5: The Youth Thrive approach focuses on ____________.
 
 
 
 
6: The CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has defined critical qualities of relationships and environments that can reduce the occurrence and negative effects of child maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences.  These qualities include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
7: The Children's Bureau, within ACYF, has added a sixth protective factor to the key elements of Strengthening Families:  ____________.
 
 
 
 
8: Which of the following frameworks places protective factors in individual, relational, and social-community domains?
 
 
 
 
9: Self-regulation would best exemplify which of the following domains?
 
 
 
10: Parenting competencies and positive parent-child interactions would best exemplify which of the following domains?
 
 
 
11: Positive, caring community would best exemplify which of the following domains?
 
 
 
12: A number of jurisdictions are already applying protective factors approaches including
 
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Read more:

Making Meaningful Connections
https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/guide.pdf#page=9

School Connectedness:  Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/protective/pdf/connectedness.pdf

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.