No. Students are not intended to be “Authorized” Child Welfare Professionals. OACAS does offer a student Child Welfare Pathway to Authorization (CWP). The student series is available to both students on placement with a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) as well as those enrolled in their final year of a post-secondary program. Participants will complete eLearning components and attend classroom sessions for CWP1: Cornerstones of Child Welfare; CWP2: Legal Framework of Child Welfare; and CWP3: Maltreatment and Child Development. Successful completion will enable students to receive advanced standing in new worker training upon hire for these three courses.
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