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Being an Advocate for Kids in Care
08/21 - 09/10
This course explores the legal and case-specific aspects of NH’s child welfare system, including the DCYF practice model, Solution-Based Casework (SBC). With this background, participants will develop strategies to successfully advocate for children in out-of-home placement, using community resources and connections. The course will explore risk and protective factors for children in placement. Participants will learn positive communication skills, both written and verbal, and strategies for building professional relationships. During the course, participants will develop tools to advocate successfully for children in placement.
- Describe NH’s practice model, Solution-Based Casework.
- Differentiate between assertive and aggressive communication styles.
- Define and describe advocacy.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibility of a caregiver.
- Describe risk and protective factors for children in out-of-home care.
- Identify opportunities to advocate for children in care.
- Discuss effective advocacy strategies.
- Discuss the importance of advocating with and for birth families.
- Support self-advocacy skills in children and youth in care.
- Identify strategies for partnering with birth families to increase protective factors.