Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare teaches typical childhood development and how to identify signs of atypical development. It addresses the importance of early relationships and early environments. The importance of attachment and attachment styles are taught as well as the impact trauma, grief and loss have on development.
At the end of this course, the Child Welfare Specialist will be able to:
- Discuss the relationship between attachment and development.
- Discern the effect of attachment on the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families.
- Explain the importance of knowledge of child development to your own role of the Child Welfare Specialist.
- Identify possible developmental discrepancies in a child or youth.
- Evaluate signs of grief that affect attachment in children, youth, and families.
- List options to help children with grief.
This Course is designed for Core Specialists.