In this course, you will learn the definitions of child abuse and neglect used in Washington State, as well as your obligation to report suspected child maltreatment. You will be introduced to 3 foundational concepts used in child welfare work: child safety, risk assessment and global assessment. You will consider how ethical principles, particularly related to confidentiality and your role as a helping professional impacts how you do your work. Lastly, you will be introduced to the Safety Framework, the guiding structure used in our state to understand and assess child safety. You will be asked to consider how culture might affect both your assessment of child safety and the work you do to ensure children are kept safe.
Participants register separately for each part of the module, but MUST complete each session within the module in order. Participants who have not completed 1.1 will not be allowed to participate in 1.2.
Module 1 Child Safety includes:
- Mandatory Reporter
- Ethics and Confidentiality
- Basics of Present Danger and Protective Actions
- Child Safety: Identifying Present Danger
- Child Safety: Taking Protective Actions
Staff newly hired into afterhours, or those who have not been able to attend training specific to afterhours work in the past.
In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Afterhours Core 1.1 Child Safety: Defining Abuse, Neglect, and Child Safety
Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers
Maestro Course Code: 172010