Developing a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the paradigm shifts that are required when moving from a traditional child welfare approach to a trauma-informed approach.  “In general, becoming a trauma-informed child welfare system involves a shift from asking, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ to asking, ‘What happened to you?’ “(Child Welfare Information Gateway, May 2015.)  

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

Course Reading:  Developing a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

Publisher:  Child Welfare Information Gateway; Children’s Bureau

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

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to a trauma-informed child welfare system.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the term ‘trauma lens’.  Compare the traditional child welfare approach with the trauma-informed approach.   Describe effective training for trauma-informed child welfare practice.

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1: A car accident would be an example of
 
 
 
2: Repeated abuse and neglect would be an example of
 
 
 
3: Which type of trauma may interfere with a child's ability to form secure attachments to caregivers and many other aspects of healthy physical and mental development?
 
 
 
4: Studies show that as many as ____________ out of 10 children in foster care have been exposed to some form of violence (Stein et al., 2001).
 
 
 
 
5: Studies consistently show that children involved with child welfare are prescribed psychotropic medications at __________ rates than the general population (Children's Bureau, 2012).
 
 
6: The workforce in the trauma-informed child welfare system includes
 
 
 
 
 
7: Which of the following best describes a 'trauma lens'?
 
 
 
 
8: A trauma-informed child welfare system asks
 
 
9: A trauma-informed child welfare system broadens its focus to include
 
 
 
 
10: A trauma-informed child welfare system may view caregivers' challenging behaviors as maladaptive responses to their own
 
 
 
 
11: Which of the following best describes effective training for trauma-informed child welfare practice?
 
 
 
 
 
12: Traumatic stress that results from exposure to others' experiences is known as
 
 
 
 
13: A trauma screening
 
 
 
 
14: Keeping an initial screening as ________________ as possible is critical.
 
 
15: Which evidenced-supported practice is designed to reduce negative emotional and behavioral responses by addressing distorted beliefs and attributions related to the trauma?
 
 
 
16: Which evidence-supported practice has therapists coaching parents while they interact with their children?
 
 
 

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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.

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.