FSW 102 - Parenting Capacity Assessments in Child Protection Matters
Social Work Professional Development
Course DescriptionThis course will address the needs of the child protection systems for the assessment of parental capacity; the methods for doing so; the limitations of these assessments; contra-indications for doing them as well as the issue of intersections with family cultural systems.
Upon completion of this course successful participants will be able to:
- Understand the place and context of parenting capacity assessments and their relevance to child protection.
- Develop a working familiarity with the assessment process including accepting referrals, attaining appropriate consents; ensuring referral questions can be assessed; the details of data gathering; preparing an assessment report and providing feedback.
- Understand the limits of the assessment process.
- Understand the place of cultural bias; examining how to consider various cultural approaches to parenting and the place that racism may play in the process.
- Consider the place of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- Consider the relevance of Bill C-92 - An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
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