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Case Plan Field Tool

This training will provide an overview of how the Case Plan Field Tool was designed to assist social workers in teaming with families to create behaviorally specific goals. A plan created with the Case Plan Field Tool promotes behavior changes rather than service completion. The training will include a power point presentation, group discussion, and transfer of learning activities.

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Child and Family Teams and Facilitating a CFT Meeting – San Bernardino

In this two day facilitation training, you will learn the strategies and skills for helping groups solve problems, resolve conflict, and build agreement. This workshop will provide you with a solid foundation of theory and facilitation practice skills for immediate use.

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Child Fatalities – What About the Trauma

In this course, trainees will identify systemic and individual responses to a child fatality and symptoms of vicarious trauma.

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Child Maltreatment Identification CORE 3.0 eLearning

This is an interactive eLearning course that focuses on identifying child physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse and exploitation.

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Child Maltreatment Identification Skills Lab – Core 3.0 – Classroom

This course is intended to be an activity based skill building exercise. It offers trainer facilitated vignette activities used to provide a framework for identifying child maltreatment, using direct observation, interview and consultation.

 

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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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Child Welfare Trauma Tookit

This 2-day training is designed to teach basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children in the child welfare system who have experienced traumatic events, and how to use this knowledge to support children’s safety, permanency, and well-being through trauma-informed practice. The training also covers the effects of trauma on birth and resource parents as well as professionals working within the Child Welfare System. Training modalities used will be case scenario discussions, video and audio clips, and lecture.

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Child Welfare is Not Algebra: Effective Critical Thinking Strategies for Child Welfare Staff

This course provides a foundation for the concepts involved in critical thinking, including the importance of using critical thinking skills in child welfare. Participants begin with an organizational assessment of how critical assessment and thinking is supported within the organization at the micro- and the macro- levels. A reflective model of thinking is dissected and practiced, followed by reviewing and practicing models of problem-solving and decision-making.

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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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A Coach’s Approach to Client Engagement

One Day Training with Half-Day Follow Up

Using lecture, facilitated discussions, role play and TOL activities in this one and a half day training, participants will improve their customer/social service professional relationship by learning how to create an empowering atmosphere where trust, respect, and credibility exists between the professional and the customer. Participants will, also, learn how to create collaborative solutions where the customer is fully accountable for and engaged in his or her own development.

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Coaching to Excellence in Practice Full-day Session

Facilitated discussion with managers to develop coaching curriculum that will address leadership roles and coaching acumen as a driver to family engaged practice and improved outcomes for children and families.

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Coaching to Excellence in Practice Half-day Session

Facilitated discussion with managers to develop coaching curriculum that will address leadership roles and coaching acumen as a driver to family engaged practice and improved outcomes for children and families

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Coaching Institute

Coaching is recognized as a key learning strategy for professional development as well as overall program implementation. This institute will provide participants with information to assemble the coaching puzzle – in other words, how to integrate the best skills, theories and abilities of coaching into a solid evidencebased coaching strategy

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Coaching Skills for Parent and Youth Mentors

This course will address code of ethics and expectations related to professionalism and boundaries for parent and youth mentors.

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Coaching in Supervision

This is a half day course that will review evidenced based practices of coaching, current models of coaching, and linking coaching to the role of the supervisor in working with staff to enhance critical thinking skills

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Collaborative Roles in Reunification Part 1

In this course, trainees will identify the challenges of collaboration and 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, and identify specific individual skills and resources needed to support teaming.

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Collaborative Roles in Reunification Part Two

Collaborative Roles in Reunification Part Two – Parents and Children Together: Moving Forward and Reaching Success, trainees will identify and commit to individual/organizational objectives, clarify roles and expectations of stakeholders, review and practice tools and skills for collaborative decision making and understand three decision making models.

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Completing Assessment Tools CORE 3.0 – Field Activity

Trainees will complete the Structured Decision Making (SDM) Safety Assessment or SDM Reunification Safety Assessment and the SDM Risk Assessment or SDM Risk Assessments tools using the SDM Policy and Procedure Manual, based on information gathered from the family or through consultation with the case carrying social worker.

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Comprehensive Assessment Tools Training

In this course, the trainee will learn about the Comprehensive Assessment Tools and integrate elements of the Recommended Statewide Safety Assessment System into assessment  practice and the ongoing assessment of safety. The trainee will also learn about risk and protective capacity is necessary  throughout a family’s involvement with the child welfare system.

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Concurrent Planning Processes and Implementation (County Specific)

In this course, trainees will learn strategies and skills for successful Concurrent Planning with families, understand the necessity for continued assessment of the concurrent plan at all stages of case progression through CWS, and recognize best practice solutions to common issues/dilemmas of concurrent planning.

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Converting Classroom Training into eLearning

This course will address the components and process of converting traditional in-classroom training into eLearning modalities. The focus will be on converting to self-paced eLearning modules as well as to webinar type training.

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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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Countertransference

In this course, trainees will learn about  several different varieties of countertransference, understand how countertransference can inform and help work with clients.

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Court Room Drama: Advanced Testifying Skills for Court

In this course, trainees will develop knowledge and skills of testifying in a Juvenile Court setting.

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Courts Impact on Federal Eligibility

This half-day workshop, designed specifically for Imperial County’s child welfare professionals, will allow participants to understand the connection between the courts, federal eligibility, and what evidence and orders are necessary to keep federal funds flowing.

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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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Crisis Intervention with Adolescents

In this course, trainees will  enhance their ability to provide effective crisis intervention to adolescents in trouble.

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Crisis Intervention with Non Minor Dependent Youth (Coaching)

The course will cover Crisis Intervention strategies for working with this population. This Part 2 and 3 of a three part training on this topic. Participants must have taken Part 1 (webinar) prior to taking Part 2 and 3. Part 2 consists of an assignment to observe/engage skills in handling a crisis with a youth. Part 3 consists of reporting out assignment activities and receiving coaching/feedback in a 1.5 hour coaching session.

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Critical Thinking and Assessment CORE 3.0 – Classroom

Using lecture, case vignettes and small and large group activities, this course focuses on critical thinking activities that link critical thinking to assessment.

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Critical Thinking Skills for Supervisors

The field of child welfare and social services requires staff to use critical thinking skills to determine how to best provide services to clients, considering needs, resources, strengths, external timeframes and mandates, and cultural identity. In order for staff to develop these skills, supervisors need to not only have these same type of skills, but must also understand how to professional develop staff in creating, refining and maintaining critical thinking skills.

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Critical Thinking and Writing to Legal Scrutiny in CWS

This training is designated to prepare workers for these experiences by covering the following topic areas: judicial decision making process, how attorneys are taught to advocate writing to address mandates from the code and rules, and  knowledge of how attorneys are taught to present testimonial evidence.

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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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CWS CMS T4T

This is a small group training designed to increase the user’s knowledge and understanding of CWS/CMS and to provide the necessary skills for assisting others.

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Data Slam Follow-Up Session on Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare

This two-day follow-up session to Advanced Analytics includes a brief review of the main themes covered in the initial course, an overview of new analytic tools and outcome reports available on the UC Berkeley and Chapin Hall child welfare data dynamic websites.

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Dealing with the Hard to Place Child

In this course, trainees will examine the history of the current “level” system operating in the California placement system, and how it impacts the success of a specific placement, and review research related to the outcomes of placement, in an effort to avoid placement errors that undermine later life adjustment for children/youth.

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Dealing with Families in Perpetual Crisis

In this course, trainees will learn basics of resistance patterns and how to intervene more effectively with populations resistant to change.

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Dealing with Violent Youth

In this course, trainees will  enhance their ability to effectively work with violent youth.

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Depression in Children and Adolescents

In this course, trainees will learn about depression as manifested in children and adolescents.

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Developmental Considerations and Interviewing Techniques in Adolescent Investigations of Sexual Abuse

Trainees will increase self awareness regarding the effects of personal development, experiences, and family dynamics when assessing and intervening in sexual abuse cases involving adolescents, and understand how developmental issues directly affect and contribute to adolescent victimization.

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Division 31 Regulations

In this course, trainees will learn about the content of Division 31 regulations, the function and development of Division 31 regulations and learn how to help prepare counties for a State audit around stated regulations.

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Division 31 Regulations – The Reason Behind the Rules

In this course, trainees will familiarize themselves with the organization and topics contained in the Division 31 regulations.

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Documenting Contacts and Court Reports: Putting it Together

Demonstrate the ability to use observation terms in identifying and expressing case observations that accurately reflect home visits, office visits, and client contact, identify what information needs to be documented in case records, state how purpose driven contacts with families, caregivers, and collaterals impact the court report.

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DSM IV for Social Workers

This course is designed for social workers who want a better understanding of DSM IV diagnoses as they relate to mental health issues with clients.

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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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Effects of Bullying and Interventions with Aggression

In this course, trainees will learn various forms of anger, identify the relationship between developmental problems and aggressive, or dangerous, behaviors, and understand the impact of adult behavior on child/youth  behaviors.

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Effects of Early Trauma and Neglect on Brain and Body

In this course, trainees will learn basic concepts regarding the organization, functioning and development of the human brain and the interaction of mind and body, as well as learn about the importance of the first five years as a critical period for social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

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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 Families in Family Group Conferencing

In this course, trainees will identify the value of FGC for successful case planning, understand the benefits of family participation in case planning, learn the necessary steps in preparation for of a successful FGC, and identify the role and responsibility of the facilitator for FGC.

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Emotionally and Behaviorally Troubled Adolescents

This course will address the wide range of challenging issues related to adolescents in child welfare placements and what both the foster parent and social worker can do to partner with each other and the adolescent to address them. The training will utilize small and large group activities and discussion, video presentations and didactic lecture modalities.

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Engaging Families and Communities for Change

During this training, participants will discuss professional roles, partnering, and what partnership means from a new perspective, identify barriers to effective collaboration, particularly those which most influence them, and list several keys to successful partnering with families and communities.

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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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Engaging Non-Voluntary Clients

List specific categories of incentives for willingness to engage in a relationship working toward change, describe the predictable paths in the process of change, list the different types of change and the accompanying differences in initial motivation, provide example of how anxiety affects the ability to understand explanations, and define the features of personal crisis and their relationship to engaging in unwanted, unplanned change.

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Engaging Resistant Clients

Provide the worker with familiarity of common resistance patterns exhibited by families involved in the Child Welfare System and increase knowledge of effective interventions to engage resistant clients in completing case plan objectives.

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Enhancing Client Engagement Using Motivational Interviewing

Review of dynamics of resistance and stages of change, review and practice basic and more advanced motivational interviewing techniques, increase knowledge of effective interventions to engage clients in completing case plan objectives.

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Enhancing Worker Safety: Defusing Hostility and Violence

In this course, trainees will conduct assessments for the potential of violent behavior, identify techniques for reducing dangerous behavior, and examine contemporary research and field tested professional practices for reducing violent behavior.

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Essentials of Child Welfare Supervision: Update and Refresher

This 6 hour facilitated training will provide an advanced review of the Supervisor Core curriculum with a specific focus on those portions updated during the Academy’s revision to Version 2.1 completed in July 2012.

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Essential Skills for Trainers: A T4T Clinic for Developing Trainers

In this course, trainees will learn about adult learning theory and learning principles, demonstrate the appropriate context for Transfer of Learning and increase knowledge of methods for integrating cultural awareness into curriculum.

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Evidence-based Assessment and Interventions with Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence

In this course, trainees will identify potential transference/countertransference issues in working with perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence, describe distinctions and typologies of violence within Intimate Partner Violence relationships, and identify the “typologies” of perpetrators from research on batterers of Intimate Partner Violence.

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Facilitating Change and Overcoming Resistance Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques

In this course, managers and supervisors with be provided with the skills and knowledge on how to facilitate change in their workers who are ambivalence and resistance to change.

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Facilitating Change with Teens in Foster Care Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques

In this course, trainees will learn about how to facilitate change in adolescents who are ambivalent and resistance of change, developmental issues adolescence face and its interaction with substitute care placement, and Stages of Change. Trainees will also practice O.A.R.S.

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Facilitation and Coaching Skills for Coaches: Helping Staff to Facilitate CFT Meeting

After completing a course on understanding the purpose, structure, and process of a Child and Family Team meeting, CFS staff need to practice their skills to facilitate these types of meetings.

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Facilitation Skills

The course will cover the basics of facilitation skills through lecture and experiential exercises. Content includes working with challenging participants, setting up rules for brainstorming sessions and focus group meetings, and skills needed for effective facilitation.

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Facilitation Skills 101

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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Facilitation Skills for Child and Family Team Meetings – 12 Hours

This is an experiential training for facilitators of Child and Family Team Meetings in child welfare agencies. The purpose of Family Team Meetings of any type is to build agreements between the Department, families, providers and other essential team members. It is largely the responsibility of meeting facilitators to bring a very disparate group of people into CFTMs and build critical agreements and decisions.

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Facilitation Skills for Child and Family Team Meetings – Demonstration and Skill Practice

This is an experiential training for facilitators of Child and Family Team Meetings in child welfare agencies. The purpose of Family Team Meetings of any type is to build agreements between the Department, families, providers and other essential team members.

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Facilitation Skills for Child Family Team Meetings – Riverside

This is an experiential training for facilitators of Child Family Team Meetings in child welfare agencies. The purpose of Family Team Meetings of any type is to build agreements between the Department, families, providers and other essential team members.

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Failure to Thrive

In this course, trainees will learn about the normal growth pattern in children and how to interpret a growth chart and how it is used as well as understand how “failure to thrive” is diagnosed.

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Family Conferencing Overview

In this course, trainees will become familiarized with the Family Group Decision-Making model, share San Diego’s experience implementing this model, and identify the benefits and challenges of incorporating this model within a child welfare services setting.

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Family Conferencing Skill Building

This course will give participants an in-depth look at the Family Group Decision-Making model, and teach participants the process of a Family Group Decision-Making meeting.

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Family Finding – A Pathway to Permanency

In this course, trainees will learn about the principles of Family Finding, apply Family Finding principles to a caseload, value and appreciate a strength-based approach to families, and  learn how relatives are a valuable resource for children in foster care

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – Part 1

In this course, trainees will gain the historical understanding of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol and how this relates to present and future awareness, describe the mechanism, effects and main neurological deficits of prenatal exposure, their characteristics and prevalence, and understand the difference between primary and secondary disabling conditions associated with FASD.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – Part 2

In this course, trainees will recognize the neurobehavioral characteristics of FASD at different ages, become familiar with reasonable expectations and the most effective strategies for facilitating positive change and effective communication with individuals with FASD, and understand the prevention and remediation of secondary disabling conditions associated with FASD.

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Fatherhood Engagement: Connecting to the “Whole” Dad

A focus on fatherhood engagement in Child Welfare is going viral across the country. Social service professionals are recognizing the need to connect with fathers as it relates to their involvement in planning and executing their case plans. This training will share strategies and tools that focus on using a coach’s approach to engage and build proactive relationships with fathers who are involved in the Child Welfare system, and co-creating a plan for their success.

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Fatherhood and Fathering: Disproportionality

In this course, trainees will learn about the impact of fathers being absent and engagement techniques that can be used by social workers with fathers. They will develop an awareness of and respect for men’s culture and recognize institutional and personal biases around fathers in CWS.

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Field Interventions for Youth in Care: Talking with Youth About Addiction

In this course, trainees will gain additional skills and knowledge to intervene in sensitive ways to support youth in understanding and coping with a family member who has an addiction.

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Forensic Child Abuse Investigations

In this course,, trainees will obtain information and the skills needed to conduct interviews, gather evidence, and work with other professionals in child abuse investigations.

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The Formula for Maintaining a Positive Morale During Change

This workshop reviews the challenges and benefits of organizational change and reviews basic tools for being successful in going through change, including the impact of differences of culture, perspective and templates.

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Foster Youth Suicide Prevention

This training, Foster Youth Suicide Prevention, identifies the causes of foster youth depression. It focuses on the loss and grief of young people in the foster care system and shows how this leads to depression and anxiety. Then the training focuses on the specifics of suicidality, and how to talk to a young person you think may be suicidal to help them get care.

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Full Disclosure and Ethical Issues in Adoptions

This is a 3-hour course that will examine the aspects of full disclosure of information to prospective adoptive parents and caregivers, the goals, values, and ethics involved, and related policies and regulations.

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Grief and Loss in Child Welfare

In this course, trainees will  learn about the impact of separation from family on children’s development and emotional well being, and the psychological tasks and attempts at mastery for children dealing with grief and loss.

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Writing for Child Welfare – Court Reports, Case Notes, and More

This course will review child welfare documentation pertinent business writing and child welfare documentation strategies and allow for practice to increase skill development upon completion.

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Healing the Healer: Transforming Secondary Traumatic Stress Through Intentional Creativity

Description of Course: This experiential course uses Intentional Creativity, which includes painting and mindfulness practices—to give child welfare professionals personalized tools to rejuvenate, prevent and heal secondary traumatic stress (STS) and burnout so they can best serve their clients while maintaining vibrant health.

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Health Care Needs

In this course, trainees will identify the common health care issues of children and youth involved in the child welfare system and recognize the role of care providers and foster care public health nurses in the care, treatment, advocacy, and follow-up of health care needs for children in their care.

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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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HIV/AIDS: Basics and Beyond

In this course, trainees will learn about the characteristics and psychosocial issues of people living with HIV and AIDS and methods of assessment.

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Holidays for Kids in Care: Happy? Horrible? or Both?

In this course, trainees will learn about the impact of separation from family at the holidays, understand and develop empathy for the child’s feelings of ambivalence, and explore ways to help children with the psychological tasks associated with being separated from family on a temporary or permanent basis.

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Identification and Assessment of Victims of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Identification & Assessment of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation is designed to give a broad overview of Human Trafficking, narrowing in on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (including youth in the foster care system) and the different forms of trafficking they may be involved in.

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Identity Development and Foster Care

In this course, trainees will identify key theoretical principles in identity formation during a child’s development and key areas of identity formation for adolescents and how foster care impacts identity formation.

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The Impact of Emotional Abuse and Emotional Trauma

In this course, trainees will explicate the specific acts that constitute emotional maltreatment, outline the differences between emotional neglect and emotional abuse, review the categories of parents who may commit emotional maltreatment, and explore the interaction of emotional maltreatment with other forms of abuse and neglect.

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Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice: Focusing on LGBTQ Issues

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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Interventions with Oppositional Defiance and Reducing Power Control or Struggles

In this course, the trainee will distinguish between motivations for oppositional defiance, explore attachment and conduct disorders and consequent tendencies toward defiant behavior, and outline the role of discipline in the development of clarifying cause and effect relationships.

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Interviewing Children with Developmental Delays

In this course, trainees will understand the definitions and range of a variety of conditions which come under the heading of “developmental disabilities,” and the patterns of maltreatment and risk indicators among children in this population. Trainees will be able to describe language and communication issues among children in this population and how they can better prepare for the interview.

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Interviewing Children Who Have Witnessed Violent Death

Steps for preparing the interview, interviewing techniques to be used for reducing the risk of additional trauma to the child during an investigative interview, identify coping mechanisms children utilize in traumatic situations, and identify resources for workers experiencing vicarious trauma.

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Interviewing the Non-Offending Parent in Child Abuse Investigations

In this course, the trainee will learn the importance of prior planning in conducting an effective investigative interview with a parent/caretaker not believed to be involved with the maltreatment of his or her child, and the importance of understanding the family history and cultural background in preparing for and conducting the investigative interview with the “non-offending” parent/caretaker.

 

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Interviewing Persons Suspected of Child Maltreatment

In this course, the trainee will learn to prepare for an investigative interview in child maltreatment assessments/investigations, the difference between a traditional “helping” interview and a fact-finding interview with a person who may have a reason to mislead, the stages of a complete investigative interview, and identify the concepts involved in assessing information provided by individuals believed to have committed child maltreatment or who have knowledge of child maltreatment.

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Interviewing Skills and Special Considerations in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

In this course, trainees will increase self-awareness of how their own values, beliefs, experiences, and bias may serve as barriers to interviewing sexually abused children and/or investigating sexual abuse cases, and understand barriers to interviewing sexually abused children as it relates to child dynamics, family dynamics, abuse dynamics, and cultural dynamics.

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