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8-Week Course: Understanding Child Neglect & Supporting Families

General Admission (entire 8-week course): $160.00

APSAC Members and The New York Foundling Staff Admission: Free

12 CE Credits (Social Work & Psychology) Non-Members: $90.00

12 CE Credits (Social Work & Psychology) APSAC Members and NY Foundling: $60

APSAC Members: You will receive your discount automatically when registering.

The New York Foundling Staff: Please email to request your entry code.

Please contact if you would like to receive NY State CE credits for psychology, mental health counseling, or social work

All sessions will take place from 12:30pm to 2pm ET on Thursdays from March 7th to April 25th, 2024 remotely through the use of live interactive webinars over Zoom.The program consists of eight 90-minute sessions. Applicants must register for the entire 8-week program. The training program will offer participating professionals the opportunity to acquire or enhance the competencies, skills and insights necessary to effectively work with children and families in the child welfare system. Please see course descriptions and course presenters below. All eight courses will be led by national experts in the field of child welfare and child maltreatment.

Event Details:

March 7: Child Neglect: Concepts, Controversies and Challenges presented by Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP

March 14: Child Neglect Prevention presented by Bart Klika, MSW, PhD

March 21: Advocacy: A Two-Pronged Approach to Educational Neglect presented by Gary Shulman, MS.Ed

March 28:  Assessing Risk and Culpability in Alleged Child Neglect: Developing a Just and Effective Response presented by Judith Rycus, PhD

April 4: Emotional Neglect to More Positive Parenting- What Works presented by Marla R. Brassard, PhD

April 11: Understanding Medical Neglect presented by Jamie Hoffman-Rosenfeld, MD

April 18: The Complex Interrelationship between Racism and Child Neglect in Minoritized Communities presented by Akeem Marsh, MD, DFAACAP

April 25: The Bulk of CPS Neglect Cases: Racialized Poverty Related Unintended Neglect presented by Darcey H. Merritt, MSW, PhD

Cancellations:No cancellations. No refunds. Registration is transferable. Requests for transfer to a future event will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions please email us at

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