Webinar: Rethinking Child Welfare


When:  Jan 28, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (ET)


Online Instructions:
Url: http://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/1b3d075f-2986-4997-9512-5be28f9fb9f6
Login: Register at the link above using your NASW username and password.


Cost: SPS Members:  Free / NASW Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40

CE: 1.5 Social Work Contact Hours

Presenter: James L. Scherrer, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

This webinar reviews the thinking behind the Child Protection approach to Child Welfare in the United States and its impact on social work practice in child welfare. It examines the effectiveness of this approach in keeping children safe. It provides a different, rights-based, approach that shows promise of working better for all children. Finally, implications for social work practice and suggestions for implementing this different approach in social work in child welfare will be provided.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the current basis for child welfare practice and its implications in social work with children.
  • Gain knowledge about the results of empirical research on current child welfare practice
  • Understand and begin applying a rights-based approach to providing social work services to child welfare clients and their families.