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New E-Learning session available on CHIPS-related issues

Madison, Wisconsin - March 16, 2016

A new learning module has been added to the Children's Court Improvement Program E-Learning Project website.The Child Safety Decision-Making learning activity is now available, providing judges and court commissioners with a useful framework for making decisions related to removal and placement in child in need of protection or services (CHIPS) proceedings.

The E-Learning Project is an online, self-directed educational resource covering key hearings and child welfare topics. Each learning activity includes applicable statutory requirements, policies, case law, and recommended best practices. The E-Learning Project was launched in 2013.

The Children's Court Improvement Program (CCIP) is a federal grant which focuses on improving the handling of CHIPS, termination of parental rights, and adoption cases in the court system. CCIP is required to implement programs and activities that promote safety, permanency, due process, and child and family well-being.

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