Maintaing Family Roots-The Impact of Sibling and Relative Relationships

Dates: September 17, 2021

Meets: F from 8:50 AM to 12 N

Hours: 3.00

Dept of Health & Human Svcs Em: $0.00

Children in the child welfare system often become unintentionally unrooted. This training will help child welfare staff move beyond just understanding relevant policy, to being able to realistically work to maintain the child's connections, i.e. roots, at various stages of the child welfare case. Discussion will occur on how these actions can enhance the well-being, permanency outcomes, and identity development of children served. Special focus will occur specific to sibling placements and connections.

Objectives: Participants will:

1. Enhance understanding of policy framework and purpose around maintaining connections for children in the child welfare system
2. Understand how maintaining important connections impact a child's well-being, permanency outcome, and identity development
3. Identify specific strategies that can be utilized by child welfare staff to creatively maintain the child's connections, with particular emphasis on sibling relationships

Recommended for LBSW and LMSW beginning and intermediate skill levels.
Fee: $0.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Dept of Health & Human Svcs Em$ 0.00
Course Fee (Alternate)COURSE$ 49.00
Course Fee (Alternate)SSW Field Education Supervisor$ 36.00
Course Fee (Alternate)GVSU Social Work Faculty$ 15.00


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