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CW 5051 Maltreatment in Care 2 (online)

Maltreatment in Care (MIC) 2 expands on principles learned in the Maltreatment in Care (MIC) course by taking a deeper dive into three key areas of MIC identification and prevention: identifying and supporting children’s and caregivers’ needs, improving communication among Programs, and assessing for safety.

In this course, you will learn more about some specific actions Child Welfare Specialists can take to prevent MIC, including:

  • Holding placement assessment conversations
  • Creating Child and Family Resource Support Plans and Written Plans of Compliance
  • Assessing caregivers’ protective capacities
  • Building relationships with caregivers and children to strengthen trust and safety
  • Speaking with children about discipline, supervision, visitors, sleeping arrangements, and their adjustment to resource homes
  • Using Alerts to communicate risks to other Specialists surrounding safety or other concerns


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of working collaboratively and communicating across Programs to support resource caregivers and recognize safety risks
  • Identify the Specialists who participate in placement assessment conversations and describe the topics that must be discussed
  • Assess protective capacities in caregivers to ensure the safety of children, regardless of placement type
  • Explain what “Child and Resource Family Support Plans” and “Written Plans for Compliance” are, who develops them, what content is included in them, and how they
  • relate to MIC reduction
  • Describe important topics to speak with children about in private during quality contacts
  • Define “Injury Alerts” and “Resource Alerts” and explain how they help communicate safety concerns


This course is available to all Child Welfare Specialists I-IV; however, it is REQUIRED for CW Specialists I-IV in Permanency Planning, Foster Care/ Adoptions, Comprehensive, and Specialized Placement & Programs Unit (SPPU).

Additional Information

This is an Annually Required Training

Approximate duration: 2 hours

Module titles:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Placement Assessment Conversations
  • Module 2: Assessing Protective Capacities
  • Module 3: Child and Resource Family Support Plans
  • Module 4: Quality Contacts
  • Module 5: Injury and Resource Alerts
  • Module 6: Written Plans of Compliance