Breaking the Cycle of Child Maltreatment and Neglect

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

DCBS of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in conjunction with the University Training Consortium Project, will provide a specialized training and consultation program. This program will provide consultation to current and new DCBS staff in an ongoing, intensive manner. Training will be provided in scheduled didactic presentations and in a case-specific fashion (consultation). The case-specific training will be provided “in the field” to DCBS staff as requested. It will be coordinated by Regional Clinical Associates at the discretion of the Service Region Administrators or their designees (SRA’s). A significant portion of this training will be centered on a case at hand and will be ongoing as the issues in the case evolve and the interventions are carried out. This training will be provided on-site in DCBS field offices, and on-site at the CATS project. This type of problem-based learning has been shown to effectively teach specific knowledge, but has also been shown to enhance communications skills and improve staff problem-solving skills. These new skills can then be applied in that staff’s daily work. BTC consults will attend monthly RCC conference meetings as requested in Southern Bluegrass and will provided consultation to other regions of the state as requested. A annual report will document the case consultation list, along with the region served. Specific content of training will include skill development in recognition and intervening in families who are facing a variety of challenges such as domestic violence, alcohol and drug, trauma, addiction and other chronic stressors. Training/consultation will focus on identifying known risk factors for poor long-term outcome and interventions to minimize the long-term sequelae of abuse and/or neglect. It will include specific skills that will promote healthy and stable attachment relationships for the 4-E eligible child
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/156/30/16

Funding

  • Eastern KY University

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