DSS & LE Training
From the North Carolina Division of Social Services 2009 Summer/Fall Training Schedule, p.50 (Download full document):
Medical Aspects Of Child Abuse And Neglect For Non-Medical Professionals is a two day
foundation curriculum designed to help social workers secure medical examinations in a timely
fashion, understand, interpret, and communicate with medical professionals regarding those
examinations, and help families understand follow-up care instructions for their children. Medical
Aspects was developed by the UNC-CH Child Medical Evaluation Program.
Prerequisite: Child Welfare in North Carolina or other pre-service training required based upon
date of employment and functional responsibilities (For NCDSS Child Welfare Staff).
Contact Hours: 12 contact hours. This training meets the required 18/39 hours of additional
training within the first year or the 24 hour continuing education requirement.
Open to: This course is open to child welfare social workers and supervisors employed in a NC
County Department of Social Services in the areas of CPS Intake, Assessments, CPS Occasional
On-Call, CPS In-Home Services, Child Placement including Independent Living (LINKS), Foster
Home Licensing, or Adoptions and individuals or agencies contracting with a County DSS to
provide any of the above services. (This does not include staff from private foster care/adoption
agencies or private residential care agencies.)
Recommended for: This course is mandatory for all child welfare staff employed in a county DSS
within the first year of employment. Therefore, it is recommended for employees with less than
one year of child welfare experience.
Click here for online Registration for monthly training at sites throughout the state of NC.