Youth Professionals and Families Come Together to Discuss Teen Substance Use and Misuse
News | May 10th, 2021

The Children Youth and Families System of Care (CYFSOC) Training Academy, and the Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS) are proud to announce the 2021 CYFSOC Conference: Youth Substance Use: Risk, Resilience, Reconnection, happening on Thursday, May 27th, 2021.


The Academy Stands Strong In Solidarity With The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Communities
News | March 5th, 2021

Given the continued surge in hate crimes against Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) communities that have occurred, the Academy feels it is essential that we reaffirm our commitment to act in solidarity with members of APIDA communities.


A Thank You Letter To My Social Worker
Blog | March 2nd, 2021

Given that March is Social Work Month, what better time than now to give thanks and tell Social Workers how much they are appreciated.


Core 3.5 ICWA Revision Update
News | March 1st, 2021

Tribal STAR provides an update on its CDSS contract to revise the Common Core 3.0 ICWA curriculum in October 2020 to meet Phase III Common Core Standards, incorporate the California Integrated Core Practice Model; and more.


Cultural Responsiveness: Discover How You Can Use Inquiry to Enhance Engagement in Human Services
Blog | February 26th, 2021

This article highlights how inquiry can be used in culturally responsive practices to cultivate curiosity and enhance engagement among those receiving services from Health & Human Services agencies.


Marching Forward: Coming Together to Integrate a Critical Theory of Workforce Development Using CRT
Blog | December 15th, 2020

We are looking into the five tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), as they are central to this framework and can help us create shared language as we continue our work together in CWDS.


Safety Organized Practice: A Tool to Help During the Pandemic
Blog | November 19th, 2020

Safety Organized Practice is a tool social workers can lean into during the pandemic to build strong relationships, facilitate equitable decision-making, and create detailed plans for enhanced safety of the children.


Why You Need to Invest in Your Relationships with the Workforce
Blog | October 6th, 2020

Through collaborative relationships with partners and the workforce, leaders can move well beyond traditional training topics and evolve into a deeper and broader context for supporting the workforce.


The Academy for Professional Excellence is Selected to Revise the Statewide Common Core ICWA Curriculum
News | September 29th, 2020

The Academy & Tribal STAR have been selected by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to revise the statewide Common Core Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Curriculum.


CalSWEC Selects the Academy for Professional Excellence to Evaluate SERVE
News | August 18th, 2020

The Academy for Professional Excellence has been selected to evaluate the California Social Work Education Center’s (CalSWEC) statewide SERVE: Indigenous Community Social Workers for Change program.