Even before COVID, telehealth was beginning to play a role in child welfare cases to reach underserved communities. The efforts to restrict the spread of COVID has resulted in a dramatic expansion in the use telehealth for primary care, specialist consults and mental health and addiction care. This interdisciplinary program will be an introduction to the best practices in telehealth, how it can help your client and their families and how to advocate for clinical services.
- Understand best practices of telehealth.
- Discuss the merits and drawbacks of telehealth.
- Advocate for appropriate telehealth services.
- Understand the social, emotional & clinical needs that may affect children and families involved in the child welfare system
- Understand systems: Non-governmental and governmental resources on the local and state level.
- Engage in skilled client observation, communication, counseling & advocacy (legal & other).
- Recognize role as conduit & communicator between service providers in the multiple systems involved in the lives of youth in care.
- Knowledge of the Law and Justice System
- Critical Thinking
- Facilitating Resolution
- Know the current evidence-based practices for effective client interventions.
- Interact with all clients in a manner that is non-judgmental, respectful, and fair
- Understand systems: Non-governmental and governmental resources locally and state-wide.
- Maintain safety and wellness of self and others.