Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI)


August 5 - 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:10 PM
at Capital University Law School
303 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

 ATTENTION LAW & GRADUATE LEVEL SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS:  This two-credit course will provide law students and graduate level social work students with a mutual understanding of the legal and sociological principles central to child welfare practice. In the increasingly complex world of child welfare, quality collaboration among legal and social work professionals is critical to keeping children safe and strengthening families.

To Apply:

ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS: During ICWI, social workers and attorneys have the opportunity to join law and graduate social work students from across the country in this exciting, intensive interdisciplinary course that will examine complex child and family issues from both law and social work perspectives. The book is not required for professionals.

Fee: $100.00/Day
4.5 CLE/CEU on Monday & Friday
4.67 CLE/CEU on Tuesday - Thursday
23 CLE | 22.5 CEU credits for the week (Monday & Friday include class introduction/ closing information that do not count as instructional credit)

This course is approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 23 total CLE hours instruction.

This course is approved by the State of Ohio CSWMFTB for social workers for 22.5 CEUs. Approved Provider #RCS071302.

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In this course, you will discuss the following:

  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Work
  • Primer on Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Basics of Child Welfare & Adoption Process
  • Emotional Development & Impact of Trauma
  • Family Dynamics & Risk Factors
  • Family Rights
  • Funding & Federal Policy & Law
  • Permanency
  • Ethics & Role Conflict
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Preparing for Trial and Expert Testimony
  • Child Protection Work: A Realistic Job Preview
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Case Planning
  • Interviewing
  • Case Plan Exercise Prep & Presentations
  • Multidisciplinary Initiatives and Programs Panel

In this course, you will hone your professional practice skills through dynamic classroom exercises and gain insight from panelists and guest lectures.

Textbook: Child Welfare Law and Practice Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases by Donald N. Duquette, et al.. (3rd edition) *Please note: books are required and will be utilized in class daily.



To Apply: - for course questions - for admissions questions

(614) 236-6730