Child Welfare Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide professionals working with children and families a deeper understanding of identifying child maltreatment and knowing their roles and responsibilities when this happens (Duty to Report).  The inter-professional nature of workshops will offer participants opportunities to develop learning with colleagues from other professional backgrounds whilst considering practice examples and useful tools for practice.

Key Takeaways

  • Identifying and assessing potential risk and protective factors to children and young people
  • Understanding professional roles and responsibilities

  • Consideration of recent key changes in child welfare policy and how this relates to practice

  • Developing strategies when working with children and young people


Jonathon is a wonderful presenter, with excellent content, open to questions and able to adapt his expertise to the individual needs of the group. His practical and experiential approach provided our participants with much to think about, skills to apply .... and strategies to share with their teams.

Registration Information

Course Name  Child Welfare Professional Training: Knowing Your Roles & Responsibilities
Course Number  CFCC 1050
CRN  31174
Dates  October 25 - November 7, 2020
Delivery Format  Fully online, 15 hours
To Register

 604-527-5472 or register online via your myAccount (for previous students)


Workshop Leaders

Dr. Jonathon Davies has been a registered social worker for 20 years and is the BSW Co-coordinator at Douglas College in the Bachelor Social Work program.  Dr. Davies has considerable practice experience in front line child welfare following work in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and extensive teaching and research experience in child welfare.

Customized Training

We offer customized training for organizations in a variety of topics, including:

  • Child Maltreatment: Context, roles, legislation and duty to report.
  • Managing Risk and Complexity: Recognizing risk and complexity when working with vulnerable children and young people.
  • Specific Issues: Resistance & Aggression: Supporting children and families with ‘hard to reach’ parents.
  • Specific Issues: Mental Health & Substance Abuse: Supporting children and families with mental health, intimate partner violence and the role of fathers.
  • Inter-Professional Working: Decision making in child welfare.