Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Oct 9, 2013

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and Cognitive Limitations:

Toward Effective Child Welfare Pratice


DATE:  October 9, 2013

TIME:  2:00 p.m.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:   Parents with intellectual disabilities and other cognitive limitations present significant challenges for child welfare professionals.  In fact, best estimates are that in 40-60% of these situations, children are removed and/or parental rights terminated.  Questions abound as to appropriate assessments, services, supports and protection of legal rights.  This webinar provides a research-based orientation and practical strategies to simultaneously balance and protect children’s rights to safety and nurture and the rights of parents with intellectual disabilities.

Join us for this webinar where we hope to:

  • Highlight the scope of intellectual disabilities and cognitive limitations among parents served by child welfare
  • Describe and clarify the impacts of intellectual disabilities on parents and on their children’s development
  • Provide opportunity to examine research-based information regarding strengths, limitations and myths about parents with intellectual disabilities
  • Identify behavioral indicators of intellectual limitations or learning disabilities
  • Highlight the methods of comprehensive, competence-based parenting assessments
  • Promote reasonable efforts and reasonable accommodations  for parents with intellectual disabilities and their children
The webinar is sponsored by the National Resource Center for In-Home Services, a service of the Children’s Bureau and member of the Training and Technical Assistance Network.
Space is limited.  REGISTER HERE!!
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


2 PM - 3:30 PM

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