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A Safety Organized Approach to Domestic Violence: Partnering with the Survivor

Domestic violence can have an impact on the physical and emotional safety of the children and the functioning of the entire family.

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A SAFETY ORGANIZED APPROACH TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: PERPETRATOR ENGAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Domestic violence can have an impact on the physical and emotional safety of the children and the functioning of the entire family. This hands-on training will engage participants in critical thinking about their practice when there is a perpetrator pattern of coercive control and violence.

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AB12: The Fostering Connection to Success Act: Supporting Youth to Successful Transitions from Foster Care

In this course, the trainee will recognize the following goals for working with non-minor dependent youth: a. Assisting youth in developing and maintaining permanent connections b. Engaging youth in the development of Transitional Independent Living Plans c. Engaging youth in the development of Mutual Agreements and d. Shifting roles to allow increased autonomy and independence.

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CRA: AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE & WORLDVIEW

This training will provide participants with an experiential learning opportunity designed to raise awareness and cultural sensitivity to implicit biases and stereotypes that impact African Americans and their cultural worldview.

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California Continuum of Care Reform Microlearning Series

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CANS OVERVIEW TRAINING

This one-day training gives participants an understanding of how California will use the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) as a strategy to meet the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) vision for creating behavioral objectives with families and teams

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CCR: An Overview for CWS Social Workers

This course is designed to deepen the understanding of the impact of Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) on youth, families, and staff.

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Coaching for LADCFS Mentors

Description of Course: Coaching for Mentors is a 3-hour course for those individuals who have been identified as mentors for new Child Social Workers coming out of Common Core for Los Angeles DCFS. This is an in person foundational training with lecture, group discussion and interactive skills-based activities to review the use and value of coaching when developing and supporting critical thinking and skill development. This course will also differentiate between the differences between a Mentor and Supervisor and how coaching fits within both roles while adhering to clear professional and ethical boundaries.

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COACHING FUNDAMENTALS FOR CHILD WELFARE LEADERS

Coaching Fundamentals for Child Welfare Leaders is a two-day training designed to provide foundational coaching knowledge and skills for child welfare leaders.

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COACHING FUNDAMENTALS FOR CHILD WELFARE FIELD ADVISORS

Coaching Fundamentals for Child Welfare Field Advisors is a one-day training designed to provide foundational coaching knowledge and skills for child welfare field advisors implementing Common Core 3.0 field activities.

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Coaching Skills for LA DCFS Mentors

Coaching for Mentors is a 3 hour course for those individuals who have been identified as mentors for new Child Social Workers coming out of Common Core for Los Angeles DCFS.

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Cultural Humility for Child Welfare Leaders

The purpose of this training is to engage participants in discussion and exercises aimed at integrating cultural intelligence, cultural humility and organizational leadership to better facilitate child & family safety, well-being and permanency planning.

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Cultural Humility and Connectivity

Trainees will explore how various forms of trauma impacts African American communities and how that connection looks in relationship to child abuse and neglect.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: MAINTAINING RIGOR WHEN PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES

Domestic violence can have an impact on the physical and emotional safety of the children and the functioning of the entire family. This hands-on training will engage participants in critical thinking about their practice when there is a perpetrator pattern of coercion, control and violence.

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DSM V for Social Workers

The course will address the changes from the DSM IV-TR to the DSM V and will utilize modalities such as video examples, social media examples, and news headlines. This course will offer practical interventions for a CPS social worker when dealing with clients with mental health issues and identified symptoms of mental health.

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Facilitation Skills 101

Description of Course: This course is intended to provide a review of the structure of the family team meeting and roles and objectives of the facilitator. The learners will have opportunity to view a Family Team Meeting through Video and then will have time to develop facilitation skills through practice.

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FACILITATOR-LED SKILLS BASED T4T

This training will provide trainers with skills to move from being a content expert to facilitator of peer and adult learning in the classroom setting.

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Field Advisor Training

Field Advisor Training is a one-day training to ensure the foundational knowledge and skills are obtained for field advisors implementing core field activities.

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Field Advisor Training E-learning

This module is designed to provide field advisors in California with information about Common Core 3.0 Training, the California Core Practice Model, and the role field advisors play in supporting the transfer of learning for new social workers.

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Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare, LA DCFS: Module Five – Maintaining Self-Care While Balancing Priorities & Resources

In-person, foundational training for Managers

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Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare, LA DCFS: Module Four – Growing and Sustaining Effective Internal and External Teams

In-person, foundational training for Managers

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Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare, LA DCFS: Module One

In-person, foundational training for Managers

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Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare, LA DCFS: Module Six – Strategic Thinking and Planning for the Manager

In-person, foundation training for Managers

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Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare, LA DCFS: Module Three– Strategies for Effective Organizational Communication

Level:           Advanced

Credits:        6

Intended Audience:  Assistant Regional Managers, Regional Managers, Division Chiefs’ or CSA II and CSA III

Description of Course: In Person

Intended Objectives:

  • Identify information as a management tool
  • Recognize the importance of translating the big picture and mandates to supervisors
  • Identify the components of a learning organization
  • List steps to managing up and across programs, regions and systems
  • Develop strategies for facilitating autonomous supervisors
  • Review stages of change in order to facilitate change
  • Identify strategies for organization and time management

 Competency:

Taking an Organizational Approach; Develops new insight into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; Designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes

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Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare, LA DCFS: Module Two – Effective Relationships as a Manager

In-person, foundational training for Managers

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Helping Staff Integrate Cultural Humility Into Practice

In the population served by child welfare institutions across the country, workers must identify various resources to assist clients in achieving their best outcomes which frequently requires workers to set aside their own personal goals, values and beliefs

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INTEGRATING CULTURAL HUMILITY INTO PRACTICE: UNDERSTANDING ITS FOUNDATION

This highly interactive workshop begins with a focus on participant self-awareness of his/her own identity and its strengths, challenges and resources and then moves to the application of this awareness in working with clients, youth, children, colleagues and other community partners, using a framework of building blocks for a healthy cultural identity.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS ACADEMY (CRA)

The participants will get an overview of the CRA and the upcoming classes.

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Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion, their Pain

Description of Course: Participants will view a screening of the film documentary “CAREgivers: Their passion, their pain”, which highlights, normalizes, and validates the pain associated with trauma work on the helping professional (first responders). Facilitated discussion will follow for reflection and applicability to the work we do. Identifying both the negative and positive impact of the work will be highlighted as well individual and organizational strategies to help cope with and manage secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.

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Practices to Support the LA Core Practice Model Module 1: A Questioning Approach

The course provides an opportunity to develop skills that support engagement, cultural humility, and trauma informed approach to working with families by using appreciative inquiry and solution focused questions.

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Strategies to Support the LA Core Practice Model, Module One: A Questioning Approach

The course provides an opportunity to develop skills that support engagement, cultural humility, and trauma informed approach to working with families by using appreciative inquiry and solution focused questions.

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Psychotropic Medication Training

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QUALITY SUPERVISION FOR CHILD WELFARE LEADERS: ADVANCED SIMULATION

The Child Welfare Development Services Simulation on Quality Supervision was specifically designed to provide a safe and trusting learning environment for Child Welfare supervisors in which they have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired in their current practice and trainings. It also gives the supervisors a way to try on tools readily available but not often employed in the supervision format. The classroom course “Integrating Safety Organized Practice into Supervisory Practice” is a recommended but not mandatory pre-requisite for this course.

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Resource Family Approval

The purpose of the Resource Family Approval Program is to implement a unified, family-friendly, and child-centered resource family approval process to replace the existing multiple processes for licensing foster family homes and approving relatives and non-relative extended family members as foster care providers, and approving families for legal guardianship or adoption.  The RFA Program will eliminate duplication, coordinate approval standards, and provide a comprehensive assessment of all families.

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Resource Family Approval T4T

This course is intended to provide an overview of the intended learning objectives of the RFA Academy

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Integrating Safety Organized Practice into Supervisory Practice

This course will give child welfare supervisors and managers the tools to enhance their skills as supervisors related to SOP. By strengthening leaderships understanding of SOP and how to apply it the implementation of SOP in your county will be deepened.

 

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS MODULES 1-4

Course will provide information on how to train Modules 1-4 of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS MODULES 5-8

Course will provide information on how to train Modules 5-8 of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS MODULES 9-12

Course will provide information on how to train Modules 9-12 of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS: SOP Two Day Orientation

Course will provide information on how to train the SOP Two Day Overview of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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SAFETY PLANNING FOR FAMILIES WITH INFANTS

This training  will help Child Welfare workers identify specific safety threats (dangers) to infants with whom they work during safety planning

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Advanced SDM Supervisor Training (2 day, Modules 1-4)

Goals for attending this course are to increase knowledge of overall SDM practice to increase supervisors’ value as a staff resource, learn ways to integrate SDM assessments and decisions into key supervisory processes, consider how the SDM model fits with other agency practices, such as family-centered approaches, team decision making, etc. and gain knowledge and skill to help motivate workers to contribute to better outcomes through quality SDM implementation. This series may be taken in modules. Each module is one half day and there are four modules total.

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Having A Sexual Health Conversation With Youth In Care

This workshop proposes that to effectively reduce current rates of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and non-consensual or exploitative sexual circumstances among dependent youth in care requires thinking beyond traditional approaches.

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SIMULATION 101: ENGAGEMENT AND INTERVIEWING WEBINAR

This course will incorporate previous field and classroom instruction and allow participants to build skills needed to conduct client and collateral interviews. Simulation training will focus on assisting participants in learning how to work collaboratively with the family and service providers. Participants will practice gathering complete case information through making a thorough assessment of safety and risk via semi scripted scenarios. Skill-building will be encouraged by utilizing assessment and teaming skills to conduct interviews and develop a plan that ensures child safety and includes coordinated services and supports for the family.

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FACILITATOR SIMULATION DAY

Through a parallel simulation experience, the learners will be equipped with confidence and competence to facilitate simulations, specifically how to: create a safe learning environment; guide the Simulation Learning Processes with powerful questions; interweave applicable learning objectives, framework, values, principles into the learning processes; guide small groups of learners during their simulation interviews of family members; and de-brief the learners individually and as a group to highlight lessons learned and opportunities to improve practice.

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How To Stay Rigorous and Balanced: Training for Trainers

This three-day “training for trainers” workshop is designed to provide support in training and coaching of the two-day workshop entitled “The Structured Decision Making® (SDM) System in Practice” for DCFS and UCCF trainers and coaches who will be delivering this workshop

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Strategies to Support LA Core Practice Model, Module Two: The Three Gems and Consultation Framework

This training defines and develops Harm, Worry, Goal Statements with Families that support meeting families underling needs in the context of safety, permanency, and wellbeing

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Strategies to Support LA DCFS Core Practice Model – 3 DAY ORIENTATION

The course provides an overview of the foundational theories and practices that comprise the framework of safety organized practice. The training will expose the learner to the integrated approach organized around safety and offer opportunities for practicing concrete tools.

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Strategies to Support the LA Shared Core Practice Model: Lifting Up the Voices of Children

The course provides training on the basic purpose of interviewing children, how to keep children at the center of social work practice by engaging them during interviews, representing their voice in written documentation, and by assessing for trauma in children.

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE CASE CONSIDERATIONS AND PLANNING

This course is intended to provide a deeper understanding of substance abuse as it relates to impact to the child.

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Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

The number of cases involving Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders is increasing.  Social Workers often find such cases heart breaking, frustrating and time consuming. This training, will help to gain assessment and intervention skills useful when performing casework with dual diagnosis clients.

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Supervisor Insight for Communicating Across Learning Styles & Generations

For the first time in American history, there are four generations in the workplace at the same time. Each generation was formed by a variety of events in the political, social, economic events of their formative years, regardless of cultural identity, geographic location, or socioeconomic status.

Supervisors play a key role in staff retention as motivators and role models.

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SURVIVING COMPASSION FATIGUE, AKA, SECONDARY AND VICARIOUS TRAUMA: THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE

This highly interactive training is designed to address the self-care needs of those working with children, youth and adults impacted by traumatic life events.

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TEAMING THE WAY TO BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to improve participants’ time management by utilizing child welfare tools and teaming strategies.

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TEAMING: THE WAY TO BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to improve participants’ time management by utilizing child welfare tools and teaming strategies.

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TRANSGENDER 101: CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS WHILE SERVING LGBTQ+ YOUTH

This training will engage participants in understanding Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE).

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AB12 Overview

This half-day workshop, designed specifically for Imperial County’s child welfare professionals, will allow participants to understand: ƒ the legislation’s intent and overview, the child welfare worker’s role in transition planning, benefits and eligibility essentials and the legal process.

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Addiction and Child Abuse

In this course, trainees will acquire up-to-date information and workable strategies to improve outcomes of those involved with substance abuse.

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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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AD(H)D and other Neurological Disorders

In this course, trainees will learn about the latest findings regarding the impact of drugs and alcohol on the developing brain and distinguish between FAS, FAE, and FADE as well as learn the characteristics of each and the variety of interventions that are helpful to children.

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Administrative Hearings and Gomez vs. Saenz Decision

In this course, trainees will learn about findings in the Gomez vs. Saenz Settlement and implications for child welfare practice, civil rights issues articulated in the Gomez vs Saenz Settlement, steps to articulate rationale in assigning a disposition in an investigation, and general elements in an administrative hearing process.

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Adolescents and Substance Abuse

In this course, trainees will describe the complex and progressive nature of chemical use, abuse and dependency, identify various chemicals of choice and the and its impact of the family milieu, and present various treatment and auxiliary interventions.

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Adoption Basics – The Nuts and Bolts of California Adoption

This is a full day course that will provide a general overview of Adoptions. This course will examine the core issues in adoption including grief and loss. Statewide data and statistics regarding adoptions will be reviewed. Details of the components required to complete the adoption process will also be discussed. Information regarding laws that impact the juvenile court adoption process will be reviewed. Relevant post-adoption resources and requirements will be discussed throughout the training day.

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Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare Administration

This training focuses on how child welfare leaders can most effectively combine the data resources they have, and the mandates under which they are operating, to develop an information management and operations strategy that will allow them to focus on the critical issues in their county child welfare system.

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Advanced Assessment and Intervention with Anxiety Disorders

In this course, trainees will learn about the prevalence and etiology of anxiety disorders in children.

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Advanced Attachment, the Brain and Behavior of Children with Trauma Histories

This course will look in depth at the attachment cycle, and the resulting foundational brain development for nurtured children, and for those children who have experienced chronic trauma. The class will also briefly explore compromised development of children with trauma histories, and will facilitate understanding of effective behavior management skills for this population.

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Advanced Attachment and Discipline with Children Who Have Experienced Chronic Trauma

In this course, trainees will learn about foundational brain development in nurtured children and for children who have been abused, neglected, or experienced chronic trauma.

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Advanced CWS/CMS

This small group training is designed specifically to increase the user’s knowledge of some specialty areas of the CWS/CMS application.

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Advanced CWS/CMS for System Administrators, Help Desk, and Trainers – Part 1

CWS/CMS for System Administrators is a hands-on course that will focus on CWS/CMS Resource Management application with a practical use of common System Administration and troubleshooting functions.

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Advanced CWS/CMS for System Administrators, Help Desk and Trainers – Part 2

CWS/CMS for System Administrators is a hands-on course that will focus on CWS/CMS Resource Management application with a practical use of common System Administration and troubleshooting functions.

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Advanced CWS/CMS for System Administrators, Help Desk and Trainers – Part 3

CWS/CMS for System Administrators is a hands-on course that will focus on CWS/CMS Resource Management application with a practical use of common System Administration and troubleshooting functions.

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Advanced Physical Abuse and Neglect for Child Welfare Workers

In this course, the trainee will accurately identify factors that constitute abuse and/or neglect as defined by the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 300 (a)-(j), and distinguish scenarios and photographs of child maltreatment.

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Advanced PowerPoint – Training for Trainers

In this course, trainers and child welfare personnel will learn about the advanced use of the 2007/2010 Microsoft Office PowerPoint software program (PC version) and how to integrate this audiovisual media in training adult learners.

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Advanced SDM Advanced Safety Interviewing and Assessment

In this course, trainees will learn about safety assessment policies, procedures, and definitions, and gain an understanding of prioritizing safety threats in terms of how extensively to pursue during investigation and assessment.

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Advanced SDM-Case Planning with the FSNA

In this course, trainees will explore ways to work with families toward collaborative case planning to deepen understanding of the process of selecting priority needs, and learn how to use the case plan during contacts to focus activity with the family.

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Advanced Structured Decision Making System Training: Hotline Tools

In this course, trainees will review hotline assessment policies, procedures, and definitions, and become familiar with relevant definitions and how these can help focus interviews with the reporting party.

 

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Advanced SDM Interviewing for the Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA)

In this course, trainees will review/refresh basic Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA) policy/procedures, gain skills conducting interviews that focus on FSNA completion, and become familiar with ways to gather information from families in order to complete the FSNA.

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Advanced SDM -Safety Planning

In this course, trainees will explore ways of engaging the family in safety planning, review family engagement and the importance of engagement in building a plan that will be successful, and understand the differences between safety planning and case planning.

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Advanced Sexual Abuse

In this course, trainees will learn about the roles and interactions of the members of a multidisciplinary child sexual abuse allegation,  strategies for conducting interviews, to determine what happened, and what interventions might be most appropriate.

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Advanced Skills for Supervisors: Performance Issues

In this course, supervisors will identify and demonstrate skills in enhancing work performance in staff.

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Advanced Skills for Supervisors: The Rest of the Story -Supervisory Comeback Day

In this course, supervisors will identify and demonstrate skills in advanced leadership behavior.

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Advanced T for T: Curriculum Developing, Designing and Integrating Exercises into Training

In this course, trainees will develop skills in designing and writing curriculum and designing exercises to integrate into curriculum and training.

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Advanced Training in Domestic Violence: Working with Perpetrators

Identify the “typologies” of the perpetrators as cited in the research on batterers of domestic violence, and the distinctions of intimate partner violence. Demonstrate an assessment and case plan with the focus on intervention for the batterer that addresses safety of the child and victim.

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After 18 Learning Day

This Learning Day will include small and large group discussion, break-out sessions, and time for counties to do some strategic planning on their own. Participants are asked to send any questions they would like discussed during the day when they register for the event. Participants are also asked to bring examples of tools they have successfully used with this population (for example, a safety map done with After 18 youth).

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Appreciative Inquiry and Solution Focused Supervision

This Course is designed to introduce Supervisors and Managers to the tools available in Appreciative Inquiry that can help Social Workers find the best practices in their work and to model Solution Focused Interviewing for their staff. This, in turn, can help the workforce find the resources within themselves to build hope and confidence in improving practice in Child Welfare Services. It will include a mix of presentation, small group exercises, and individual reflection.

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Articulate Storyline Training

This is a full day course that will provide an overview of the Articulate Storyline product. This hands-on training will provide trainees with the information on how Storyline differs from Articulate Studio 09 and how to navigate in Storyline.

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Assessing Client Progress on Subtance Abuse Case Plans

In this course, trainees will learn about  behaviors and signs that measure a client’s case plan progress and make court recommendations accordingly, describe levels of A.O.D. Treatment and how it is applied on an individual basis, and common dynamics of substance abuse in families and the impact of substance abuse on child development and child safety.

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Assessing for Key Child Welfare Issues – CORE 3.0 – Classroom

This course is activity based and introduces trainees to challenges related to assessing families who are experiencing substance abuse, mental health, and/ or intimate partner violence (IPV).

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At Risk Infants and Children: What a Social Worker Needs to Know

This six hour interactive training will review essential knowledge that a social worker needs to know when observing and/or assessing an infant during a home visit or office visitation. The training will focus on normal growth and development, what to look for and how to document, emotional health, adult and child interactions and safety issues in the home.

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Attachment, Development and Therapeutic Parenting

In this course, trainees will be able to assess the strength of child-parent attachment, understand how removal and placement affect attachment, identify elements of case plans to enhance attachment, facilitate and assess visitation attachment activities, and identify services to enhance/repair attachment.

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Attachment Issues and Adoption

In this course, trainees will develop a clear understanding of the nature of the attachment relationship, and be able to explain how it differs from other emotional relationships between children and adults, and outline the specific behaviors which comprise the “attachment cycle.”

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Basic PowerPoint – Training for Trainers

In this course, trainees will learn about the PowerPoint software application and its use in enhancing training, presentations, and handout materials. Trainees will learn the basics in building a visually-appealing PowerPoint presentation, along with using pictures, graphs, and animations in PowerPoint.

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Basic Training Skills – Training for Trainers Days 1 and 2

In this course, trainees will learn about the five (out of seven) adult learning styles, strategies for accentuating the value of diversity and model diversity of learning/instructing style, and demonstrate how to formulate a learning objective. Trainees will learn to use audiovisual training aids and the pros and cons in using these aids.

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Beginning PowerPoint – Training for Trainers

In this course, trainees will learn about the PowerPoint software application and its use in enhancing training, presentations and handout material.

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Best Practices to Support LGBTQ Youth

This course will explore the high degree of risk of abuse and neglect faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and questioning youth. Due to lack of information and visibility, this group of young people face physical, sexual and emotional abuse at home, school and in society at large.

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Better Outcomes – One Family’s Journey through the Child Welfare System

Understand that the ability to engage and establish rapport with children and families is predicated on an effective and accurate intervention, accurately assess risk, safety and strengths in families so that the safest, least restrictive intervention can be made on behalf of the children and families, recognize the necessity for interaction and continuity among CWS programs to promote family well-being as they travel through the entire CWS system.

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Building Professional Resiliency and Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

In this course, trainees will learn powerful tools that are critical elements of professional resiliency and integrate them into your professional life immediately.

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Burnout or Brighten Up – Stress and Burnout in Social Work

In this course, trainees will learn the principles of and contributors to stress and understand the necessary approach to our wok to avoid burnout.

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Business Objects Web Intelligence (WEBi) Advanced Techniques

This training will go over using Business Objects to create variables using “If…Then…Else…” logic, handling calculations within WEBi, translating DESKi Language into WEBi Language, selecting Query Results as a Condition, and how to use xTools and Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD).

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California’s Structured Decision Making Orientation

In this course, trainees will increase knowledge of overall SDM model, increase specific knowledge of SDM assessment tools, definitions, and policy and
procedures and apply SDM assessment tools to cases with use of case vignettes.

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