Medical Issues

imageThis is a 2-day course on medical aspects of CPS practice meant to further develop knowledge and skills necessary for caseworkers to make better in-depth assessments of a child's medical condition and the caretaker's capacity to follow through on necessary care. It seeks to expand on the medical issues first introduced in Child Welfare Foundations Program and Child Protective Services Response Training (CPRST).  

This course will expand upon and deepen caseworkers’ knowledge and skills in:

  • identifying medical indicators and their severity in relation to child abuse and neglect
  • evaluating consequences of various medical conditions and indicators related to parental ability to protect the child and follow through on treatment
  • working effectively with medical professionals in a child abuse and neglect investigation
  • conducting ongoing assessments of safety and risk based on the determined medical issues or needs of the children and family

This training is open to all local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) Child Protective Services (CPS) and child welfare caseworkers, supervisors and managers who have completed the Child Welfare Foundations Program.

Registration for this training is available on HSLC to eligible caseworkers.  Those without access or for more information, please contact:

Diane Monks, LMSW  631-444-3157/