Working with the Courts in Child Protection: Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series
Total CE Credit Hours: 8
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101529
About the Course:
This course is based on a manual that was designed to provide guidance on child protection practices. This manual explains court processes most relevant to child abuse and neglect cases. It introduces concepts and terminology associated with the courts, describes the key court processes, and presents practical information to help child protective services caseworkers prepare for court litigation. Specific chapters address: the general or common court system; the powers of the court and the rights of parents and children in child maltreatment cases; the interplay between child maltreatment legislation and caseworker practice; the juvenile court process; the criminal court process; domestic relations issues relevant to court proceedings. Resources for obtaining further information are also included.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the workings of the judicial system in child protection cases. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the basic principles child advocates need to know in order to successfully work with the courts.
Describe the processes involved in the workings of the juvenile and criminal courts.
Identify the ways child advocates can best help to improve court procedures.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of terminology used in court proceedings.
Apply information presented to specific court-related cases involving child abuse and maltreatment.
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