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Understanding DCF and the Child Welfare Lens: For Professionals in the Community

April 2, 2020 . 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


This will be a fullday training. Through use of case studies and didactic methods, participants will receive a basic comprehension of the child welfare lens and how the Department of Children and Families works.  Topics to be covered will include:  Mandated Reporter 51-A training, Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare, Case Presentations:  Samples for Community Providers, Protective Factors, and Confidentiality, Communication, and Collaboration.  Topics covered will assist those with a beginner to moderate level of expertise regarding prior experience working with DCF.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:
             Consideration should be given to what Domain of Learning is involved in the event.
  • The Domains of Learning are:

    Cognitive Domain – (knowledge) the event is intended to transfer knowledge to the attendees

    Psychomotor Domain – (skills) the event is intended to teach news “hands-on” skills

    Affective Domain – (feelings and attitudes) the event is intended to change attendee beliefs and attitudes  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  •  The Domains of Learning are included here because we feel that it is extremely important to decide and communicate what exact type of learning is being proposed: New skills, new attitudes, or new knowledge.  Educational methods will obviously vary depending on which Domain is primary to the educational activity.
  • As a result of this training, participants will be able to:  Identify how parental substance misuse decreases capacity to parent, resulting in abuse and neglect.  Participants will better understand the DCF system and how 51A/B process unfolds.


Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
AdCare Educational Institute


Double Tree by Hilton – Westborough
5400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581 United States
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