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New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection & APSAC invite you to apply for the Comprehensive Online Course for Child Welfare and Child Maltreatment Professionals. The program consists of eight 90-minute sessions. Applicants must register for the entire 8-week program. The training program will offer participating professionals the opportunity to acquire or enhance the competencies, skills and insights necessary to effectively work with children and families in the child welfare system. Please see course descriptions and course presenters below. All eight courses will be led by national experts in the field of child welfare and child maltreatment.

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the American Psychological Association (APA) have each created Practice Guidelines for psychologists and other mental-health evaluators in child protection matters. Their guidelines promote a higher level of professional practice than what is generally required by law, regulations, ethics, and other standards. Participants will receive information about how the guidelines may be correctly applied in their work and profession, which will be enhanced through facilitated discussion, exercises, and exchange of resources.​​