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Documentation for Court and Case Review
08/07 - 09/03
This course provides an overview of the court system and the roles and responsibilities of those involved with the process. Participants will learn the importance of documenting and communicating detailed and objective information that may be used in case plans and court reports. Topics include examining documentation types, understanding confidentiality procedures, and preparing a child for court.
- Identify cognitive, behavioral, social, physical, and emotional strengths and challenges of each child and youth in care
- Understand court processes and the roles and responsibilities of court personnel including: guardian ad litem, court appointed special advocates, prosecuting attorneys, judges, and court investigators
- Examine the legal rights, protections, and responsibilities that pertain to caregivers, children and youth in care, and primary families
- Recognize protocols including the caregiver’s responsibility in court
- Assist in the preparation of testimony
- Demonstrate understanding of how to testify appropriately at court hearings
- Recognize agency’s policies regarding reporting: reporting the adjustment of the foster family and the child or youth in care; reporting emergencies; vacation planning; respite care; record keeping; training and grievance procedures
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of children or youth in care during court processes
- Objectively document pertinent information regarding children in care
- Communicate objective observations regarding children in care during assessment and planning conferences
- Understand the child or youth’s rights and how to implement agency procedures regarding confidentiality
- Explain how the family case plan guides child or youth care activities, foster family activities, and the provision of services that meet the child’s or youth’s physical, emotional, medical, and educational needs.
- Recognize how to participate in case planning and case coordination activities with service delivery team members
- Create objective reports, including information about cognitive, behavioral, social, physical, and emotional strengths and challenges for children and youth in care