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Training of child welfare personnel
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 4-A
§ 409-g. Training of child welfare personnel. Within the amounts
appropriated therefor, including all federal reimbursement received or
to be received on account thereof, the department shall develop and
implement a plan for the training of social services district and other
authorized agency personnel, including caseworkers involved in the
provision or supervision of preventive services, foster care services
and adoption services. Such training shall include but need not be
limited to:

1. Permanence casework: casework methodologies focused on activities
designed to prevent placement in foster care or to shorten the length of
stay in care for those children who can be returned home or freed for

2. Development of skills to facilitate rehabilitation or restoration
of the family unit;

3. Development of knowledge and skills in legally freeing children
for adoption and providing adoption services;

4. Development of knowledge and skills to prepare for court processes
necessary in foster care and adoption; and

5. Development of case management skills including planning for
permanence for each child.