Minnesota Child Welfare Training System

For social workers

Child Welfare Foundation Training

Web-based Training for CRM1

WBT 1 – Child Welfare Foundation Training: Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

WBT 2 – SSIS General Navigation and Staff Activity

Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

WBT 3 – Introduction to Child Welfare: Government, History, and Roles

Chapter 1: Government, History, and roles

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Chapter 2: Historical Context for Child Welfare and Child Protection

Helpful Link

  • Mary Ellen’s story – American Human Society
  • Chapter 3: Roles in Child Welfare and Child Protection

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    WBT 4: Legal Foundations of Child Welfare

    Chapter 1: Legal Foundations of Child Welfare

    Chapter 2: Child Welfare in Minnesota

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    Chapter 3: Minnesota Criminal Code-Chapter 609

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    WBT 5: Culture, Communication, Ethics, and Family Engagement

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

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    Chapter 4

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    WBT 6: Family Systems Child Development and Child Maltreatment

    Chapter 1

    Helpful Links

    Web Resources

  • Poverty: US Census Bureau Institute for Research on Poverty
  • Domestic Violence: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MNCAVA)
  • Substance Use: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Mental Health: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
  • Incarcerated Parents: Minnesota Fathers and Families Network
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • CW360° 2008 - Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Physical Health and Disabilities: Managing Child Protection Cases Involving People with Disabilities
  • Personal and Family Challenges to the Successful Transition From Welfare to Work
  • Judicial Education Center Child Welfare Handbook Part F: Medical, Psychological and Social Issues
  • Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

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    Legal Mandates to Report Substance Involvement:

    Chapter 4

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    Required Handouts for Classroom 1 – Introduction to Public Child Welfare (all included above)

  • Child Welfare Practice Model M1C1
  • A Bright Futures Guide for Infancy M6C2
  • A Bright Futures Guide for Early Childhood M6C2
  • A Bright Futures Guide for Middle Childhood M6C2
  • A Bright Future Guide for Adolescence M6C2
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