A NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM FOR CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS: PRELIMARY RESULTS. Dale Curry, Kent State University Basil Qaqish, University of North Carolina-Greensboro. The NACP Competencies. Organization of Competencies Domains Sub-Domains Categories Competencies. Domains.
A NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM FOR CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS: PRELIMARY RESULTS
Dale Curry, Kent State University
Basil Qaqish, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
The NACP Competencies
Organization of Competencies
II. Cultural & Human Diversity
III. Applied Human Development
IV.Relationship & Communication
V. Developmental Practice Methods
I. PROFESSIONALISM 6. Advocacy – MEDIUM WEIGHT a. demonstrate knowledge and skills in use of advocacy -SUPERVISOR ASSESSMENTb. access information on the rights of children, youth and families - PORTFOLIO c. describe the rights of children youth and families in relevant setting/s and systems – EXAMINATIONd. advocate for the rights of children, youth, and families in relevant setting/s and systems - PORTFOLIO e. describe safeguards for protection from abuse including institutional abuse - EXAMINATION f. advocate for safeguards for protection from abuse including institutional abuse - SUPERVISOR ASSESSMENT g. ensure that children, youth and family views are heard and considered during the decision making processes which directly affect them -EXAMINATION
Competencies assessed by examination:
I.6.c. Describe the rights of children youth and families in relevant setting/s and systems
I.6.e. Describe safeguards for protection from abuse including institutional abuse
Item 8: Read this case study of an incident and answer the questions at the end:
Lisa (a girl in care) became angry during individual counseling session with Social Service Manager (MH) and cursed at the staff member. Lisa was escorted to “off dorm” time out due to disrupting milieu. While in time out, Lisa continued to use profanity toward staff members, urinated on the floor, and said “maybe I should pimp again and make some money…
After giving her several expectations and after Lisa refused to calm down, staff member (JT) began to physically escort Lisa to seclusion when Lisa became physically assaultive, hitting staff member. Staff members JT and SR placed Lisa in a therapeutic hold and eventually removed her to seclusion room. By 8:15 P.M., Lisa regained physical control of herself and agreed to a plan to maintain the safety of Lisa and the staff members. Lisa cleaned seclusion room and time out room.
T/F Lisa’s rights were properly protected in
T/F The physical restraint, as explained in
this case study was justified and proper.
T/F An alternative intervention such as
having the staff member (JT) switch off
with another staff member could have
been more effective.
North American Certification Project