National Child Welfare Association

Child Protection Teams (2 days)

Duration, Fees, Registration

  • 2 day workshop
  • $2,000/day (Travel costs including mileage, accommodations, and meals are billed in addition to the workshop fees.)

About the Workshop

This workshop provides participants which basic information on how to set up and operate a child protection team (CPT). The training approach uses a relational worldview model, developed by the NICWA, to illustrate a cultural approach to development of a strong and well functioning team. Participants will learn a brief history of CPTs and develop an understanding of the aims and purposes of having a CPT. Participants examine the child protection systems in their own communities as part of the learning process and will plan a CPT structure and process. Hands on learning will take the form of role-playing a CPT meeting using case study samples.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this workshop participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the purpose, role, and function of CPTs in child protection;
  • Recognize the key elements of an effective CPT;
  • Participate as a team member in the development of team processes; and
  • Apply the CPT process to sample case in role play situations.