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INDCS RAPT II: Child Abuse & Neglect is a Course

INDCS RAPT II: Child Abuse & Neglect

Sep 29, 2023 - Dec 31, 2024
3 credits


Full course description

Course Introduction

RAPT II is a course designed to teach the basics of Child Abuse and Neglect to current and future Resource and Adoptive Parents. Participants will learn the definition of child maltreatment and the signs of abuse while developing empathy for children in care and their parents.

Module Topics

This course covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Child Maltreatment
  • Empathy
  • Recognition and Reporting
  • The DCS Practice Model 

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Meet the Designers

The Indiana Child Welfare Education & Training Partnership provides high quality social work education and statewide training for public child welfare employees. It provides BSW students with preparation for employment as a Family Case Manager; it allows DCS employees to enroll in the school’s part-time MSW Program; and it provides state-of-the-art training to current DCS employees. This partnership is recognized nationally for its success and for its joint collaborative operation. Due to these efforts, Indiana is now seen as a model for the provision of public services that support children and families.

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Length: 3 hours


IU School of Social Work: Child Welfare Education & Training Partnership


Credit: Certificate


Audience: Department of Child Services - Resource and Adoptive Parents

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