• March 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 2

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DVD Prepares Child Protective Services Workers for Court

Testifying in Court: A Guide for CPS Workers, is a DVD and discussion guide from Arizona State University, School of Social Work, designed to prepare child protective services workers for testifying in dependency cases. Part 1 of the DVD presents a demonstration of a progress review hearing for a fictional family with domestic violence and substance abuse issues. An introduction discusses the individuals involved in a progress review hearing and the different types of examinations that occur during the hearing.

In Part 2 of the 66-minute DVD, the roles of the different individuals are discussed, along with strategies often used during hearings to achieve desired outcomes. The discussion guide includes questions for reflecting on the court processes and the case content.

The DVD and guide are available for purchase from Arizona State University:

http://ssw.asu.edu/childwelfare/cwtppurchase.html

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