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CW102 Child Welfare I - Family Empowerment
This module on family empowerment is the foundation for the other modules in this series. We’ll start by defining your role as a Direct Support Professional and then move into discussions that should help develop your approach to family empowerment. As you complete this module, you will begin to understand your job and the seriousness of your role in empowering the family to meet the developmental needs of children. You are key to helping families make the necessary changes to ensure each child’s sense of safety, permanence, and well-being.
Course Objective
• Identify methods for supporting parents and working with the entire family using a strengths based approach to meet the developmental needs of their children.
• Identify your role as DSP in promoting family empowerment and involvement in their children’s lives.
• Understand how child driven services are used to meet the child’s needs for safety, permanence, and well-being.
• Identify ways for working within a family’s community to support their needs using community based services. 
• Understand the importance of committing to diversity, cultural responsiveness, and continuous learning.
Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
1.0 Hour 1.00 CE Credit(s) $22.33 QTY

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