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

December 14, 2017 . 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This will be a full-day 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.


Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
AdCare Educational Institute


Holiday Inn – Tewksbury
4 Highwood Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876 United States
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