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.
DCYF staff can register for Afterhours Core 1.1 Child Safety: Defining Abuse, Neglect, and Child Safety through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact DCYF.LearningCenter@dcyf.wa.gov.
Other workforce members can click the button below to take the eLearning course. You will need to create a training profile account if you do not already have one. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via AllianceSupport@uw.edu.