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Addiction and the Family eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about addiction and codependency, the importance of involving children and family members in the recovery effort, the effects of co-dependence on family members, and the effects of addiction on children in foster care.

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Child Psychopharmacology and CWS eLearning

In this course, trainees will explore a number of topics related to the use of medication in treating the needs of children and adolescents including commonly used types of medication, common side effects of medication, and the costs and benefits of using medication to treat children with mental health needs.

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Children with Sexual Behavior Problems eLearning

In this course, trainees will differentiate normative sexual behaviors from problematic sexual behaviors exhibited by children and  identify the varying child sexual development influences.

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Core Practice Model Overview: Understanding the Katie A. Lawsuit eLearning

This eLearning course provides an overview of the Katie A. lawsuit, precipitating events, settlement, and resulting Core Practice Model (CPM). The course gives an introduction and overview to the components, values and principles of the core practice model as well as the criteria for being included in the subclass and class. Finally, the course reviews Intensive Care Coordinator and In Home Based Services.

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Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems eLearning

This course is a one hour self-paced eLearning module that defines trauma within the context of the child welfare system, the eleven essential elements of a trauma informed child welfare system, discussion of secondary traumatic stress, screening and treatment of trauma, and resources to create trauma-informed child welfare systems.

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CWS 101: An Overview of Child Welfare Services (CWS) in San Diego County eLearning

This eLearning course is an overview of San Diego County Child Welfare Services (CWS). The course reviews the purpose, philosophy, values and general protocols as well as the tools, terms and abbreviations used in San Diego County Child Welfare Services.

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Effectively Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn how to differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity, identify risk factors and vulnerabilities for LGBTQ youth, various barriers that LGBTQ youth face, social work practice interventions that can assist LGBTQ youth in positive identity formation, and possible counter transference issues.

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Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Infants and Toddlers eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about the child’s developmental level in the context of family, culture, and language, and the effects of abuse and neglect on an infant/toddler’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development. The trainee will learn to differentiate between a normally developed infant/toddler from an abused/neglected infant/toddler presenting with developmental delays and identify strategies that can assist caregivers in promoting the healthy development of abused and neglected children.

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The Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: The Preschooler eLearning

In this course the trainee will learn about the child’s developmental level in the context of family, culture, and language, the effects of abuse and neglect on a child’s social, physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral (including sexual) development, and be able to differentiate between a normally-developed child from an abused/neglected child presenting with developmental delays.

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The Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: School-Aged Children eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about the effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma for the school-aged child, and influences on development such as social, family, and environmental contexts.

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The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about the effects on children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV), risk and safety factors in families with children exposed to IPV,  successful interventions and case plans for children exposed to IPV.

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The Effects of Trauma and Abuse on Child Development: The Adolescent eLearning

This course will cover a brief review of adolescent development and the impact of trauma and abuse on development. Topics such as adolescent development in a cultural context and assessing and treatment of trauma symptoms and behaviors in adolescents will be covered.

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Engaging Non-custodial Fathers eLearning

This is a one-hour eLearning that explores the research and links between father involvement and the outcomes for children and youth. The data from CWS/CMS, the data base for California Child Welfare, on father identification and utilization of service is presented. Strategies for how to engage fathers in child welfare services as well as barriers to engagement are reviewed.

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Health Care Needs of Children and Youth in the Child Welfare System Tier 2 eLearning

This course covers content on attending to the health care needs of infants, youth and non-minor dependent youth in foster care. The course also covers services available to meet medical needs, as well as a process to ensure continuity of care for children in the foster care system.

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Introduction to Ethnographic Interviewing eLearning

This course will focus on: a) a brief discussion on the rationale for using ethnographic interviewing; b) cultural competence and communication; c) definition of ethnography; d) phases of the ethnographic interview; e) use of questioning techniques during an ethnographic interview; f) case application.

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Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about the mechanism, effects and main neurological deficits of prenatal exposure to alcohol, the diagnoses associated with FASD and their characteristics and prevalence and neurobehavioral characteristics of FASD.

 

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An Introduction to Pathways to Well-being: Understanding the Katie A Lawsuit and Core Practice Model (San Diego County) eLearning

This eLearning course provides an overview of Pathways to Well-Being, the Katie A. lawsuit, precipitating events, settlement, and resulting Core Practice Model (CPM). The course gives an introduction and overview to the components, values and principles of Pathways to Well-Being as well as the criteria for being eligible for enhanced services through Pathways. Finally, the course reviews Intensive Care coordination and Intensive Home-Based Services.

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Introduction to Safety Organized Practice eLearning

This one hour self-paced module introduces the elements of Safety Organized Practice, definition and how it relates to a social worker’s role in engaging families on safety, risk and protective capacities factors identified during the assessment and case planning phases of work with families.

 

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Kinship Care: Benefits and Challenges eLearning

This is an interactive eLearning course that provides information about the benefits and challenges of kinship care, the clinical issues experienced by children in kinship care as well as their parents and caregivers. You will hear from kinship caregivers about their experiences and will be provided with resources to support them.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth and Fostering Connections After 18 AB12 eLearning

This one hour eLearning course will explore how to differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity, identify risk factors and vulnerabilities for LGBTQ young adults, the basics of Fostering Connections After 18/Assembly Bill 12, and how to apply social work interventions in your practice that can assist LGBTQ young adults in taking advantage of the legislation.

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LGBTQ and Intimate Partner Violence eLearning

In this course, trainees will obtain a working knowledge of terms as it relates to LGBTQ and IPV,  gain knowledge of the stages of identity development and how this can influence IPV in LGBTQ community, identify the unique dynamics for LGBTQ individuals when IPV is present and understand the impact of IPV on children and special considerations when working with LGBTQ families.

 

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Managing Difficult Conversations with Staff eLearning

This is a 1-hour interactive eLearning course that will discuss the importance of building effective relationships with staff and the importance of having difficult conversations with staff. You will learn skills related to having those difficult conversations including feedback and recognitions skills and the importance of supervising with the perspective of cultural humility.

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Methamphetamine and the Child Welfare System eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about signs and symptoms of Methamphetamine addiction, Methamphetamine paraphernalia, Methamphetamine labs and how Methamphetamine addiction impacts children.

 

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Negotiation Skills with Non-Minor Dependent Youth eLearning

The course will over Negotiation strategies for working with this population. This is Part 1 of a three part training on this topic.

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Planned and Purposeful Visitation eLearning

In this course. trainees will learn to define the purpose of visitation, identify the proven link between visitation and child’s permanency and well-being, differentiate between a well-planned visitation and a poorly designed visitation, and value the right of families to maintain connection in a culturally meaningful manner.

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Poverty and Neglected Children eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about child neglect, poverty and the risk factors to children, poverty from an ecological framework, and characteristics and impact on the safety and well being of children. Trainees will learn to differentiate between poverty and child neglect in terms of parent and caretaker.

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Prenatal Drug Exposure and Child Welfare Services eLearning

In this course trainees will learn about the common drugs of abuse and their impact on pregnancy and the developing fetus, the short and long term effects of prenatal substance exposure on fetal and child development and the risks and needs of drug exposed infants and children.

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Secondary Trauma for Child Welfare Supervisors eLearning

This one-hour eLearning course addresses secondary traumatic stress (STS) for child welfare supervisors and managers and includes strategies to prevent and intervene to mitigate the impact of STS with child welfare staff.

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Secondary Trauma for Child Welfare Workers eLearning

This eLearning course addresses the impact of secondary traumatic stress, or STS, on child welfare workers who are required to investigate child abuse, remove children from their homes, interact with angry, hostile parents and the court, while at the same time, exposed to different forms of traumatic events on a daily basis, and expected to be supportive and nurturing while listening to histories of child abuse and neglect.

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Sibling Sex Abuse by Adolescent Offenders eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn about the characteristics of an adolescent sex offender, ecognize unique family dynamics in a household with intrafamilial adolescent sex abuse, understand the effect adolescent sex offenses have on the family, and recognize the importance of prescribing accurate and descriptive interventions and safety planning in the court ordered case plan.

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The Supervisor and Social Worker Conference eLearning

This one hour self-paced eLearning module provides information on strength based supervision, engaging social work staff to improve performance and elements that may be covered in conferences. Additionally, teaching methods that may be used during conferences, signs of Secondary Traumatic Stress in staff and strategies for helping staff will be covered.

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Supporting Educational Rights and Achievement Tier 2 eLearning

All children have the right to an education that meets their needs. In this course trainees will become familiar with the laws that ensure educational rights of foster youth. Also, the trainee will understand their role and responsibilities in ensuring the foster youth’s educational needs are met. Educational resources will be provided from early childhood readiness to college prep and financial aid.

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Team Development for Supervisors eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn to identify the impact of team building on service delivery, recognize the stages of team development, describe positive and negative team behaviors, and identify strategies for team building.

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The Trauma of Removal and Placement in Child Welfare Services eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn what trauma is and how it affects children of different ages and developmental stages, identify potential trauma to children during removal and out of home placement, and identify effective practice strategies for reducing the trauma of removal and placement of children.

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Understanding MEPA The Multi-ethnic Placement Act Tier 2 eLearning

This course will provide an overview of the Federal Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) that was signed into law in October 1994 and amended in 1996 by the MEPA – Interethnic Adoption Provision (IAP). The course will address the three main provisions of MEPA and assist workers in understanding how to implement MEPA in adoption and foster care placements. The course will also discuss the penalties for non-compliance with MEPA. Case scenarios and follow-up questions to increase understanding are also included in the eLearning module.

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Working with Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence eLearning

In this course, trainees will learn the distinctions and typologies of violence within Intimate Partner relationships, identify typologies of perpetrators, understand how to interview perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence, identify criteria for case planning for perpetrators, and make case planning recommendations including treatment options for perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence.

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