National Foster Care Month: Implementing Parent Partner Programs and Supporting Reunification

Jennifer Marcelli, LCSW, Taffy Compain, Cory Best, Denise Moore
CEs: 1.5

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This webinar provides child welfare professionals with an overview of the benefits of designing and implementing parent partner programs and how these programs support reunification. 

When parents lose custody of their children, the court-mandated services they must comply with in order to reunify may seem daunting. Currently, there is little data to determine why parents do or do not enter into social service programs in order to regain custody of their children. However, the factors of class, education, parenting status, and lack of knowledge about the child welfare system seems to hinder parental engagement with social workers. 

The Parent Partner Program provides mentors with whom parents can consult in order to understand how to navigate and comply with the services and processes necessary for court-supported reunification with their children. The mentors within the Parent Partner Program are not child welfare professionals but parents who previously lost and eventually regained custody of their children. Mentors within the Parent Partner Program can advise, coach, and guide parents through the services and processes necessary to demonstrate positive changes of social behavior in order to provide evidence of appropriate parental behavior. 

This webinar discusses the components of the Parent Partner Program that facilitate positive change and how parent partner mentors guide and motivate parents in utilizing services in order to have constructive interactions with the child welfare system and courts and supports reunification. 

A total of 1.5 CEUs are available for those who have attended this webinar. To register, click the “Purchase” box. Following payment of $10, you will fill out your information to receive a digital copy of your CEU Certificate.


Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (1.5) CE hours

Social Workers
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NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for (1.5) contact hours self-study.
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Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (1.5) hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (1.5) CE hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
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IL: Provider approved by the Illinois State Board of Certification #080304164719171. (1.5) CE Hours.
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (1.5) CE Hours.

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (1.5) contact hours

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


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 Online Test and Certificate: $10.00 Add to Cart