Archive for October, 2018

Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers Part 2 (4 credit hours)

This is part 2 and covers Chapters 5-8.

Program Summary:  This course provides guidance to those working for the safety and well-being of children.  Part 2 examines the intake process, the initial assessment, the comprehensive family assessment, and the family plan.  The course identifies potential signs of abuse and neglect and compares safety and risk.  Protective factors, protective capacities, and risk factors are discussed.  Part 2 covers the following chapters:  Chapter 5 Reporting and Intake; Chapter 6 Initial Assessment or Investigation; Chapter 7 Comprehensive Family Assessment; and Chapter 8 Development of the Family Plan.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers Part 1 (2 credit hours)

This is part 1 and covers Chapters 1-4.

Program Summary:  This course provides guidance to those working for the safety and well-being of children.  Part 1 provides an overview of the child protection process and explores goals and values for child protection.  Important legislation and the legal context for child welfare are discussed.  Considerations are given for engaging families and includes a discussion of cultural sensitivity, the helping relationship, and building rapport.  Part 1 covers the following chapters:  Chapter 1 Purpose and Overview; Chapter 2 Child Protective Services Practice; Chapter 3 Legal Context of CPS Intervention, and Chapter 4 Engaging and Working with Children and Families.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Depression in Cancer Patients (PDQ) (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course looks at depression in cancer patients and focuses on issues of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.  The course explores depressive symptoms, risk factors, diagnostic challenges, screening and assessment, treatment options, and pharmacologic interventions.   Additional consideration is given to suicide risk and depression in pediatric patients.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Last Days of Life (PDQ) (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores care considerations for the last days of life and includes a discussion of forgoing potentially life saving treatments, withdrawing care, palliative sedation, requests for a hastened death, and no further escalation of care.    Ethical principles and dilemmas are identified including patient autonomy, clinician perceived futility, and the principle of double effect.  This course is intended as a resource to help clinicians provide the highest quality end of life care.  Grief, bereavement, and challenges to the professional caregiver are also explored.

This course is recommended for social workers and appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit. Read the complete description of this course…..


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