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April 2000Vol. 1, No. 2Licensing Guide for Child Welfare Workers

For insights into the way in which one State is dealing with the issue of licensing child welfare employees, visit (Editor's note: this link is no longer available). The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has developed a Child Welfare Employee Licensure Guide, available online in PDF format. The guide is a self-study tool to help child welfare professionals in Illinois prepare for the newly required Child Welfare Service Employee (CWSE) License.

Along with information specific to Illinois, the guide includes broadly applicable information about pertinent Federal laws, history of child welfare, human behavior and development, and child welfare practices.