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Resources

Resources listed below are those produced by the San Diego State University School of Social Work Academy for Professional Excellence and are protected by copyright. Permission to use materials should be requested by email at jttatlow@mail.sdsu.edu and appropriate credit given to the resource’s funders and the Academy.

For links to related websites and training curricula please see the Academy Program pages by clicking on the links in the menu bar to the left or by clicking on one of the program links next to the resource.

Assessment Tools
Checklists and Program Tips
Journal Articles
Literature Reviews
Program Tools
Evaluation
Quality Assurance and Training Evaluation
Media
e-learning Open to All
Webinars
Mobile Applications

Assessment Tools

2009
COST Co-Occurring Screening Tool– BHETA
Curriculum Review EBP Guidelines
Screening Guidelines for Evidence-Based Research and Practice
Trainer Observation and Evaluation Form - PCWTA

Checklists and Program Tips

Checklists
Judges Checklist - Tribal STAR
Provides an overview of current issues facing Tribal youth, and is designed to assist Judges in making culturally responsive determinations in cases involving Tribal youth.

Program Tips – provide guidance for working with tribal communities and tribal youth
Practical Suggestions for Non-Indian (Child Welfare) Workers & Newcomers to Tribal Communities - Tribal STAR
Positive Outcomes from a Tribal Perspective- Tribal STAR
Recommendations for Developing and Maintaining Tribal Relationships - Tribal STAR
Tips For Cross Cultural Training - Tribal STAR
Tips for Protocol When Working with Tribal Communities- Tribal STAR
Tips for Cross-Cultural Training Tribal STAR (long version) - Tribal STAR

Child Development Milestones –Provides a comprehensive list of child development milestones including normal physical development, activities that promote healthy growth and developmental concerns.
Child Development Milestones Resource

Child Development Milestones Handout

Keys to Engagement –Provides a social workers with keys to engaging the families they serve. Click below to access:
Keys to Engagement Resource

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Journal Articles

Giardina, K. M. (2013). Using strengths-based leadership to improve the child welfare systemJournal of Family Strengths13(1), 7.

Packard, T., Patti, R., Daly, D., & Tucker-Tatlow, J. (2013). Implementing services integration and interagency collaboration: experiences in seven counties. Administration in Social Work, 37(4), 356-371.

Coloma, J., Gibson, C., & Packard, T. (2012). Participant outcomes of a leadership development initiative in eight human service organizations. Administration in Social Work36(1), 4-22.

Lidot, T., Orrantia, R.M., & Choca, M. (2012). Continuum of readiness for collaboration, ICWA compliance, and reducing disproportionality. Child Welfare, Special Issue: Services for Native American Children and Families in North America, 91(3), 65-87.

Packard, T., Patti, R., Daly, D., & Tucker-Tatlow, J. (2012). Organizational change for services integration in public human service organizations: Experiences in seven counties. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration34(4), 471.

Packard, T., Rahiser, P., Daly, D., Tucker-Tatlow, J., and Farrell, C. (2005). Cutback management strategies: experiences in nine county human service agencies Administration in Social Work, 32(1), 55-75. - SACHS

Packard, T., Tucker-Tatlow, J., Waechter, J., Rahiser, P., and Dudley, D. (2005). Design, implementation and evaluation of a leadership development initiative, The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 8(2-3), 98-107. - SACHS

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Literature Reviews by Topic

Administration of Health and Human Services
2013
Teleworking in Human Services - SACHS
2009
Child Welfare Social Worker Recruitment and Retention: Influential Factors and Promising Practices - SACHS
Differential Response: Effective Prevention and Intervention Models; Implementation and Financing - SACHS
2007
Managing Multiple Generations - SACHS
Work Participation Rate - SACHS
Work Participation Rates and the Deficit Reduction Act - SACHS
2006
Medi-Cal Outreach - SACHS
Recruiting and Retention of Alternative Caregivers - SACHS
Welfare Leavers: What Happens After? - SACHS

Adult Services
2009
Does In-Home Supportive Services Prevent Nursing Home Care?- SACHS
In-Home Supportive Services: Characteristics, Cost Drivers, and Cost Containment Strategies
- SACHS

Child Welfare
2012
Review of Child Welfare Risk Assessments - SACHS
2011
Open Juvenile Dependency Courts - SACHS
Literature Review on Father Engagement in Child Welfare
2010
Child Maltreatment Fatalities-Risk Factors and Lessons Learned - SACHS
2008
Impact of Differential Response on County System Improvement Plans - SACHS
2007
Emancipating Foster Youth - SACHS
2006
Disproportionality in Child Welfare Services - SACHS
Kin vs. Non-Kin Care - SACHS

Mental and Behavioral Health
2008
HHSA Workforce Education and Training (WET) - BHETA

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
Information on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - Tribal STAR

Tribal Youth
Bringing Them Back: A Tribal Perspective on Returning Youth - Tribal STAR
Tribal STAR Drumbeats Newsletter - Tribal STAR

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Program Tools

2010
Public Child Welfare Training Academy Trainer Development Policy - PCWTA
Developed to provide support to new and experienced Public Child Welfare Training Academy (PCWTA) trainers in fulfilling the mission of the Academy for Professional Excellence. The policy includes Trainer Induction, Trainer Development, Trainer Recognition, Individual Trainer Development Plan, and Trainer Development Evaluation – Policy & Procedures

Transfer of Learning Guide
“Transfer of Learning” is the degree to which trainees apply the knowledge, skills, and values learned in training when they return to the job, and the degree to which the new learning is maintained over time. As a training institute, the Academy works to ensure all Academy trainings focus on and promote transfer of learning. The Transfer of Learning Guide was developed to assist curriculum developers and trainers by providing an overview of transfer of learning and its importance for training, strategies to increase transfer of learning, and examples of transfer of learning activities.

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Research

2012
In-Home Supportive Services: Descriptive Data Report - SACHS
2010
CalWORKs and Food Stamps Programs: A Comparison of SACHS Counties Applications and Cases (2007-2010)- SACHS
Review of the Research: Call Centers and Web-based Eligibility Systems - SACHS
Disaster Preparedness/Response/Recovery Resources - SACHS
2008
State of California Human Service Resources Review of Current Statewide Research – Literature Reviews, Research Reports and Websites (2005-2008) - - SACHS
2005
Children of Color in Foster Care: What Does Disproportionality Look Like in the Five Southern California Counties? - SACHS
Children's Sourcebook: Child Health and Well-being Indicators in the Southern California Region- SACHS
2004
Innovations in Performance-Based Contracting- SACHS
2003
Innovative Approaches to Managing with Less - SACHS
Seeking Better Performance Through Interagency Collaboration: Prospects and Challenges - SACHS

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Quality Assurance and Training Evaluation

Quality Assurance and Training Evaluation Page - Description of multi-level evaluation methodology used by the Academy to evaluate our trainings including sample tools for each level of evaluation.

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Media

Behavioral and Mental Health
2008
Maria Sardiñas video series - The Maria Sardiñas Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) was designed in 2002 to support the goal of improving services to seriously mentally ill adults. It provides community education on the subject of psychosocial rehabilitation and evidence-based behavioral health services. The target audiences for these events are: social workers, mental health providers, college students, mental health consumers and their families. This Institute was created to honor the work of Maria Sardiñas, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Social Work at SDSU, who has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for her many contributions to the public mental health system. The link above includes four presentations delivered at the 2008 Maria Sardiñas BHI on Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Social Skills Training (SST).

Tribal Youth
Posters - Tribal STAR
Sixteen posters containing images relevant to Native Americans, including ancient proverbs and sayings, pictures of Native American children, leaders, and tribal object/symbols
Tribal Youth Resiliency PowerPoint - Tribal STAR
The Tribal STAR Digital Stories - Tribal STAR
DVD with three personal accounts of being touched by the child welfare system.
Tribal STAR Resource CD Ordering Information - Tribal STAR
Contains education resources that support increased cross-cultural understanding including a compendium of articles, Tribal STAR training materials including curriculum, workbooks, the Reflections journal, posters and related power point presentations. It also contains related resources, articles, maps, and information to support further understanding and collaboration among providers of services to Tribal foster youth. The modules focus on Behavior, Practice, and Policy.
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e-learning Open to All

The Aging Well elearning is intended for primary care providers, their office staff, first responders and allied professionals. It is designed to sensitize all providers to the unique aspects of caring for older adults, including prevention, early intervention, and treatment of older adult mental health. Click here to access the Aging Well eLearning

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Research is an engaging eLearning course developed by the Academy to help our trainers infuse evidence-based research into their curriculum. Click here to access the EBP eLearning

Supervisor's Role in the Transfer of Learning to the Workplace
Click here to access the Supervisor's Role in TOL eLearning

Training Evaluation and Construction - Identify training evaluation strategies and methods and construct exam questions- Click here to view the Training Evaluation and Construction eLearning

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Webinars

MASTER and Western Regions I and II of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) cosponsored our first joint first webinar: A Developmental Approach to Risk Assessment in Adult Protective Services with Linda Henderson, LCSW as the presenter. To view this elearning, please register by emailing academylms@projects.sdsu.edu. See also handout.

Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare webinar - This informative webinar presented by national expert, Randy Jenkins, MSW, discusses the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) values and goals of father engagement and includes commentary with 2 fatherhood panelists. See also handouts:
Discussion Guide
Assessment Tool
Key Elements
Father Involvement

If you would like to register for this training please contact academylms@projects.sdsu.edu. 1.5 CEUs are offered for LMFTs, LCSWs, RNs, Alcohol and Drug Abuse counselors.

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Mobile Apps

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Academy for Professional Excellence Overview
Academy for Professional Excellence Overview Android App
Academy for Professional Excellence iPhone App

Basic Interviewing for Social Workers
Basic Interviewing for Social Workers Andriod App
Basic Interviewing for Social Workers iPhone App

Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Services
Android App Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Services
iPhone App Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Services

CAT Tools Definitions
CAT Tools Definitions Android App
CAT Tools Definitions iPhone App

Child Development Milestones
Child Development Milestones Android App
Child Deveopment Milestones iPhone App

Definiciones básicas de Recursos de Seguridad Organizada (siglas en inglés SOP)
Definiciones básicas de Recursos de Seguridad Organizada Andriod App
Definiciones básicas de Recursos de Seguridad Organizada iPhone App

Elements of Child Sexual Abuse
Elements of Child Sexual Abuse Andriod App
Elements of Child Sexual Abuse iPhone App

ICWA Guide
ICWA Guide Android App
ICWA Guide iPhone App

Keys to Engagement
Keys to Engagement Andriod App
Keys to Engagement iPhone App

Safety Organized Practice Tool
Safety Organized Practice Tool Android App
Safety Organized Practice iPhone App

W&I Codes for CWS
W&I Codes for CWS Android App
W&I Codes for CWS iPhone App

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