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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.

Trauma disproportionately affects underrepresented and marginalized populations. For many, experiences of trauma are compounded by historical trauma, discrimination, and systemic disadvantage. During this course we will discuss the interplay of race and trauma and its pernicious effects on children and families. We will also address topics including racism, intersectionality, cultural humility, and strategies to promote resiliency from an equity lens. We will conclude with implications for child welfare practice and system transformation.