Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum

SOP Module: Permanency

Level: Advanced Practice

Credits: 3

Intended Audience: This course is intended for social workers, supervisors and managers interested in learning about Safety Organized Practice and tools for keeping children at the center of their social work practice.

Description of Course: The course provides training on practices that are inclusive of child, youth and family voice to support permanency.

Intended Objectives:

  • Be able to demonstrate that all of the principles and values we have covered in this series so far can be applied to legal and relational permanency work.
  • Describe how the best permanency work we do is when we create plans that allow children to remain safely in the home.
  • Be able to demonstrate that placement and permanency are not the same thing.
  • Utilize tools for concurrent planning: The practice of simultaneously pursing more than one option for permanency for children placed by child welfare in out-of-home care.
  • Review strategies for permanency work with youth in long-term care, keeping a sense of urgency and hopefulness in finding families is critical and can be a creative part of the process.

Topics Include:

  • Review of SOP Principles
  • Building Relationships
  • Connecting to trauma-informed practice
  • Case mining
  • Genograms
  • Eco-maps
  • Safety and support circles
  • Three Houses, Safety House/Future House
  • Mobility Maps
  • Computer Searches – like Family Finding
  • Building New Networks
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