ERIC Number: ED254811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Termination of Parental Rights: The Legal Aspects. A Training Manual.
Kopecky, Frank J.; Wilkin, Rebecca S.
Lesson plans, teaching materials, visual aids, and handouts for use in a workshop for child welfare workers on termination of parental rights are provided in this manual. The curriculum is designed to increase understanding of the legal system; knowledge of law, legal procedures, terms and concepts; and decision-making skills and skills needed for court preparation. The training curriculum for a 2-day workshop is divided into six units which are focused on: (1) barriers to termination; (2) grounds for termination; (3) termination cases and the legal process; (4) evidence for social workers; (5) preparation for court; and (6) testimony. The two final units are centered around a hypothetical case situation which allows participants to apply knowledge from previous units. Detailed descriptions for each unit include training objectives, lesson plans, training materials, and bibliographic references. Recommendations for expansion of topics are included in several of the unit descriptions. Examples of a 2-day workshop schedule and format, and topics and supplemental training materials for a 3-day workshop format are included. Selected reference materials and bibliographic information for further reading are given. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sangamon State Univ., Springfield, IL. Center for Legal Studies.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Jane Addams School of Social Work.