Creating Normalcy Through Prudent Parenting

This course has been approved for 1.5 hours in training credit.

Distance Learning offered by the Court Improvement Program is based on both content and time. You must complete the pre-test, view the presentation in it's entirety, and submit the post-test/training credit request form.

Completed trainings will be reported to your Court Facilitator on a monthly basis.

Fill out the form below, answer the pre-test questions and click on "SUBMIT" to be taken to the video training.

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Acknowledgment - Action required below

Distance Learning courses are based on both content and time spent viewing the course. In order to receive training credit for the course, I must complete and submit the training pre-test, view the course in its entirety, and complete the training post-test with the training credit submission request. (The CIP can monitor the amount of time spent on viewing the course. Partial training credit will not be submitted.)  Please initial below to acknowledge the viewing requirement.

Please provide the appropriate answer to the follow questions.

1. True or False: The prudent parent standard pertains to children and youth in foster homes and congregate care.

2. True or False: The reasonable and prudent parent standard is characterized by careful & thoughtful, parental decision-making intended to maintain a child's health, safety & best interest while encouraging emotional, academic and developmental needs.

3. Foster parents and congregate care should weigh which of these factors when considering the Prident Parenting Guidelines:

a. the overall age, maturity and developmental level of the child.

b. the potential risk and appropriateness of the activity

c.  the best interest of the child

d.  the importance or impact on the child's growth

e.  the relevance toa family-like experience

f.  the behavorial, emotional and risk-taking history of the child and any safety plans

g.  the wishes and interests of the youth

h.  how the experience for the youth might impact the foster family as a whole.

4.  The goal of exercising the reasonable and prudent parenting standard in the child welfare context is:

a. to try to normalize the experience of youth in care so that they have the opportunities and experiences that all youth do that mark a healthy childhood and adolescence.

b.  to create new experiences and opportunities, even healthy risk taking, helps youth discover who they are and learn important decision making skills when they are supported by nurturing caregivers.  

c.  to create more trauma for children and youth.

5. True or false: Information regarding a youth's activities are regularly communicated with birth family members (when there is a birth family) within the communication plan established by the team and generally based on decision's of the team..