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Child Protection Services

Domestic Violence Practice Guide for Child Protective Services   - The Domestic Violence and Child Protection Coordinating Council is happy to announce the release of the "Domestic Violence and Child Protection Practice Guide".   Please click on the link to download a copy.


Child Welfare Realistic Job Preview Video - Thinking about a career in child welfare?  Click here to watch a video to find out more about the reality of working in child welfare.


Consultants for Child Protection
All of these consultants have a wide range of expertise in child protection issues.  The areas of specialty mentioned below are those of which they have been most identified for purposes of these consultation contracts.  It is strongly recommended that child protection issues first be discussed in supervisory conference prior to requesting outside consultation.


Protocol for the Substance Abuse/ Child Welfare/ Courts Collaborative Initiative
A series of recommended and integrated practices for substance abuse treatment providers, Child Welfare practitioners and court officers to enhance provide the most accurate and effective assessment and services to families and children being serviced through these three systems.  The practices and procedures suggested in the protocol are intended to enhance the likelihood of safe and successful families reunification, and to assist with timely alternative permanent plans when reunification is not possible.