Continuing Education Credit: The Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI)

The Family and Youth Law Center (FYLaw) and Capital University Law School are pleased to offer social workers and attorneys the chance to join law and graduate social work students from across the country in this exciting, intensive interdisciplinary course that will examine complex child and family issues from both law and social work perspectives. In this course, you will hone your professional practice skills through dynamic classroom exercises and gain insight from panelists and guest lectures. The class will cover a wide variety of topics such as: introduction to interdisciplinary Child Welfare work, federal policy and law, recent developments in Child Welfare, family relationships and family rights, screening processes, case planning, liability issues, record creation and record keeping, introduction to trial work, permanency planning, and alternative dispute resolution in Child Welfare cases.

CLE/CEU for ICWI is only available on a weekly basis and all CLE/CEU registrants are expected to attend each and every class in order to receive continuing education credit.

Credits: 23.5
Fee: $500

Approval is pending by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a total of 23.5 Continuing Legal Education Hours.

The students will be using the textbook: CHILD WELFARE AND THE LAW (3rd edition) by Theodore J. Stein AND the In re Pena Case File from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, ISBN 9781556818059. To order the Pena case file click here. *Please note: books are required and will be utilized in class daily.


Monday, July 31st (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Work
  • Primer on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Basics of Child Welfare & Adoption Processes
  • Ethics & Role Conflict
  • Funding & Federal Policy and Law

Tuesday, August 1st (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

  • Emotional Development and Impact of Trauma
  • Family Dynamics and Risk Factors
  • Family Rights

Wednesday, August 2nd (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

  • Child Welfare Practice: Screening and Assessment
  • Child Welfare Practice: Case Planning
  • Permanency
  • Intro to Interviewing  Kids

Thursday, August 3rd (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

  • Interviewing Children & Client Counseling
  • Preparing for Trial

Friday, August 4th (8:00 am - 1:00 pm):

  • Trial Work
  • Hearing the Voice of the Children: Foster Youth Panel


* Name:
* Address:
Address 2:
* City:
* State:
* ZIP/Postal Code:
* Email Address:
Phone Number:
* I am interested in CLE Credit
CEU Credit
* ICWI Registration Fee 500.00
Payment Method Credit Card   Check  

PLEASE NOTE: checks must be received by July 20th to ensure that a seat is reserved.

To complete the registration please click on 'Continue'. You will be taken to a confirmation page. Please review your information on the confirmation page and make any needed changes to your registration.

When you complete your review of your confirmation page, you must click on "continue" again to complete your registration.

You may print out the final confirmation page for your records of your registration.

If you are going to send a check, please disregard the credit card information page.

Please contact Denise St.Clair at or at (614) 236-6730 with any questions.


clear cancel