This training guide summary is intended for child welfare professionals who are working with families that have drug and alcohol problems. The training module incorporates different theories and techniques that have been used by social workers, and that have been found to be effective – especially among low-income female addicts involved with the child welfare system.

January 1, 2001

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    Background information on how child welfare workers are increasingly interfacing with families that have substance abuse problems.

  2. 2

    An overview and explanation of the Transtheoretcial Model of Change that identifies the following stages of change: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance.

  3. 3

    Perspectives on inspiring people through motivational interviewing.

  4. 4

    How to prioritize information when preparing training materials for child welfare workers.

  1. 5

    What’s needed to begin to train child welfare workers.

Key Takeaway

Change is Possible

Effective training of child welfare professionals who work with drug-affected families is based on the underlying philosophy that people can make amazing changes, especially when given access to support and resources that they did not have before.

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