Pre-Test: Creating Normalcy Through Prudent Parenting

Presented by Michael Leach, Tennessee Department of Children's Services  - Formerly the Director of Independent Living,  and is now the Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Assurance

This course has been approved for a total of 1.50 general CLE hours.

Distance Learning courses require that the participant complete the registration and training pretest, view the video presentation in it's entirety, and complete the post test and evaluation.

  • Partial credit is not given for distance learning courses
  • An attorney may take each course only one time for CLE credit.

Complete the registration form below, answer the pre-test questions and click on "SUBMIT".  You will be directed to the video presentation.

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CLE credit for Distance Learning courses is based on both content and time spent viewing the course. In order to receive CLE credit for the course, I must complete and submit the training pre-test, view the course in its entirety, and complete the training post-test with the CLE submission request. (The CIP can monitor the amount of time spent on viewing the course. Partial CLE credit will not be submitted.)  Please initial below to acknowledge the viewing requirement.

Please provide the appropriate answer to the following questions.

 3. Foster parents and congregate care should weigh which of these factors when considering the Prudent Parenting Guidelines:

a. the overall age, maturity and developmental level of the child
b. the potential risk and appropriateness of the activity
c. the best interest of the child
d. the importance or impact on the child's growth
e. the relevance to a family-like experience
f. the behavioral, emotional and risk-taking history of the child and any safety plans
g. the wishes and interests of the youth
h. how the experience for the youth might impact the foster family as a whole.

4. The goal of exercising the reasonable and prudent parent standard in the child welfare context is:

a. to try to normalize the experience of youth in care so that they have the opportunities and experiences that all youth do that mark a healthy childhood and adolescence. 

b. to create new experiences and opportunities, even healthy risk taking, helps youths discover who they are and and learn important decision making skills when they are supported by nurturing caregivers.

c. to create more trauma for children and youth.