Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Chronic Child Neglect


Course Description: This course discusses the research involving chronic child neglect and then reviews ways to work with families experiencing chronic neglect, including critical elements of successful casework practice, examples of what agencies are doing, and ways agencies can integrate child welfare approaches to chronic neglect with prevention and early intervention efforts. Examples of promising interventions and programs are discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe types of child neglect and match with examples, and the impact on children and society
  • Summarize the goals at each stage of the casework process
  • Delineate the competencies and responsibilities associated with professionals who specialize in chronic neglect

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Caren Kaplan, MSW

Content Publisher(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau

Course Author(s) Qualifications: 

Caren Kaplan has over 20 years of experience in child welfare policy and practice. As director of Child and Family Protection at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Ms. Kaplan provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to CWLA member agencies, consumers and allied organizations on issues of child safety and protection, family support, and child and family well-being.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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