Knowledge To Be Developed

  • Understanding public policy in child welfare and the mission of Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth.
  • Understanding the dynamics of child maltreatment.
  • Understanding the legal framework of public child welfare in Pennsylvania.
  • Understanding the techniques used in assessing risk of child maltreatment within the family unit.
  • Understanding appropriate intervention strategies focusing on strengthening families in order to provide a healthy and safe environment for children.
  • Identifying the various community agencies involved in delivering child welfare services and understanding their services and target populations.