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Collaborative Roles in Reunification Part 1

Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworkers, Supervisors, Community Partners

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Social Workers, Behavioral Health Workers, Families and Foster Parents seeking collaborative ways to reach the outcome objective of successful, sustained Family Reunification

Intended Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges of collaboration & teaming
  • Understand the benefits of teaming as examples to reach best practice
  • List steps of a teaming model
  • Develop steps to transfer learning in order to practice collaboration
  • Identify specific individual skills and resources needed to support teaming
  • Learn new skills to improve collaboration & teaming
  • Consider the impact of individual cultural identity on collaboration
  • Practice using a collaboration model for problem-solving

Topics Include:

  • A new collaborative model
  • Successful teaming benefits and needs
  • Cultural identity profile
  • New skills to improve collaboration
  • Keys to effective teamwork

CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:

2.13 Student understands the principles of concurrent and permanency planning.

2.14 Student understands the importance of working together with biological families, foster families, and kin networks, involving them in assessment and planning and helping them cope with special stresses and difficulties.

6.4 Student gains the skills to work collaboratively with biological families, foster families, and kin networks, involving them in assessment and planning and helping them cope with special stresses and difficulties.

7.2 Student is able to identify agency and legislative policies and procedures that create barriers to the growth and development of children and families.

8.9 Student demonstrates the ability to negotiate and advocate for the development of resources that children and families need to meet their goals.

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