Course Description

Course Title: Residential Care Best Practices
Instructor: Courage Ekhaguere
Category: Child Care, Management Training
Course #: PRACTICE
Credits: GH (2)
Price: 30.00

This course will give participants an overview of nationally-recognized best practice standards for residential care. The standards discussed in this class are based on those that have been established by the Council on Accreditation of Child and Family Services (COA).

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Define what a best practice is
  • Identify best practices in the following areas:
    • Needs based access to services, Family connections, Assessments, Service planning and monitoring, Permanency, Service philosophy, Coordinated team approach, Service array, Medical and dental services, Educational services, Preparation for community membership, Substance abuse conditions, Special Risk Populations, Facilities, Privacy Provisions, Care and Supervision, Transition from the Service System, Case Closing and After Care, Personnel
  • Explain how to implement best practices


This course has been approved by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, for 2 Hours of Continuing Education Units 

Community Care Licensing GH Vendor #2000102-730-2, Course #102-0212-27843

M-Certified via McKinley Children’s Center has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

M-Certified via McKinley Children’s Center is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.