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Decision to Place (Half or full day)

This training begins with information regarding CPS placement practices: 

  • characteristics of children placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect

  • describes the pro's and con's of foster care, and

  • outlines criteria for involuntary placements.


The training includes a lengthy exercise in which participants work in small groups to respond to common child protection scenarios, and then compares the various groups' recommendations. The half-day training includes a discussion of in-home safety planning and presents a typology of physical abuse developed by Carole Bowdry.      



The full-day training employs a small group exercise to develop alternatives to out of home placement in response to a case scenario.  The full day training ends with a discussion of guidelines for Moving Children from Home to Home.  

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