Have Mental Health Questions? Ask a Psychiatrist Online
Hello. Can you please help me understand what qualifications a social worker (in this case one that works for CT DFS) must have? What type of training does a Social Worker generally require to work in children's services? Any information is appreciated.
Thanks for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd like to help you out.
As a social worker myself, I can tell you that in most states the requirement to be a social worker that works in Children and Family Services would be a Masters Degree and a License to practice. Most social workers are required to take courses pertaining to children and adolescent development, as well as courses in individual and family therapy techniques, ethics, and social theory. Once a social worker has completed their masters degree(generally two years full time), and pass the state licensing exam, they are certified to provide therapy and case management as long as they fulfill their continuing education requirements to maintain their license.
I hope that I've been able to answer your question, but if not, please let me know what additional information you're looking for. All the best,
What if they are a DFS "investigator"? How would I find out the requirements for a particular state? In this case CT.
Also, do you know what a "pcn #" is? or even what "pcn" might stand for?
This is on a list of all the workers in a department and I am trying to figure out what it might mean?
Thanks so much.
Thank you for your honesty.
Once I rate your answer will my question automatically be sent for another expert to answer?
You are welcome to rate my answer and that would be appreciated, but it is not necessary. I've already opted out, so if there is someone who feels that they can answer this question, you will hopefully be hearing from them soon. Take care!