September is Child Welfare Workforce Development Month

Blog | Sep 20, 2021

September is Child Welfare Workforce Development Month. This is a time for us to recognize and honor the dedication of Child Welfare workers who provide critical services to our communities.

 

APSWI Upgraded Two Adult Protective Services Core Competency eLearnings

News | Sep 15, 2021

Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI) is excited to announce that the eLearnings for two National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Core Modules are available to support APS professionals as they navigate challenging situations.

 

CWDS Creates Workgroup with San Diego County to Strengthen the Continuum of Workforce Development

News | Sep 13, 2021

Child Welfare Development Services (CWDS) has been working closely with San Diego Child Welfare Services and their University partners to strengthen the continuum of workforce development – from social work students to agency employees.

 

Reflection on the Remote Culture at the Academy

Blog | Aug 23, 2021

In challenging times, like during a pandemic, it’s important for organizations to be intentional about maintaining a healthy work culture. In this article, Lynette Lopez, CWDS Workforce Development Assistant, reflects on the remote culture at the Academy.

 

Leaders in Action (LIA) Graduates its 16th Cohort

News | July 27, 2021

The Leaders in Action (LIA) program held a virtual graduation for participants attending the 16th cohort of the program. To date, a total of 424 graduates have completed this executive leadership program for county Human Service managers since its inception in 2004.

 

The Academy wins gold Hermes Award for Culturally Responsive Practice for Contact Tracers eLearning

News | June 21, 2021

The Culturally Responsive Practice for Contact Tracers eLearning developed by the Child Welfare Development Services (CWDS), a program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, has earned a gold Hermes Creative Award.

 

Marching Forward: Coming Together to Integrate a Critical Theory of Workforce Development Using CRT
Blog | June 16, 2021

We’ve been getting acquainted with Critical Race Theory (CRT) by taking a look at its five tenets to help us create shared language as we continue our work together in CWDS. This article will focus on the concept of race as a social construct.

 

California Adult Protective Services Leaders Institute Finds Success with Virtual Trainings
News | May 13, 2021

Adult Protective Services Leaders Institute saw an increase in participation and level of connection after transitioning to virtual training from an in-person, half-day format.

 

Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI) launches a new eLearning: SOC 242 and You: What You Need to Know
News | May 13, 2021

Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI) launched a new eLearning: SOC 242 and You: What You Need to Know which will support APS investigators throughout California to accurately align the data they collect in daily practice with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) SOC 242 monthly report.

 

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

 

Critical Race Theory, March 2021
Blog | March 16, 2021

Marching Forward: Coming Together to Integrate a Critical Theory of Workforce Development Using CRT. This article will focus on the concept of interest convergence.

 

The Academy Stands Strong In Solidarity With The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Communities
News | March 5, 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 2, 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 1, 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 26, 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 15, 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 19, 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 6, 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 29, 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 18, 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.