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RAPT - Adoption Assistance Overview 2024

Ends Jan 4, 2025
2 credits


Full course description

Course Introduction

Participants will learn DCS policies and processes as they consider the commitment to adopt a foster or relative child. The training will examine state and federal adoption assistance programs as well as post-adoption services to support families.

Module Topics

This course covers the following topics:

  • Adoption Conditions and Process
  • Adoption Assistance and Application Process
  • Negotiation Process
  • Post-Adoption Services

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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: 2.0 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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