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Interviewing Techniques for Continuing Services

In the course, trainees will review basic interviewing techniques, understand the differences between investigations interviews and ongoing interviews, and develop specific skills for interviewing across racial and gender lines
Learn to assess caregivers capacities to participate in the case plans.

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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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Introduction in the Use of Motivational Interviewing with Survivors of Domestic Violence

Learn the basic techniques of motivational interviewing, understand the principles of motivational interviewing and how to use it with domestic violence survivors, understand how to integrate motivational interviewing into current case work practices, and learn how to adapt motivational interviewing techniques to different populations.

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Investigation of Child Fatalities Child Protective Services

In this course, trainees will learn to read and evaluate a child fatality vignette, and form an investigative plan, articulate the intervention considerations in physical abuse and neglect cases, and demonstrate an effective techniques in suspect interviewing in child fatality cases.

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Investigation of Multiple Victim Cases

In this course, trainees will learn about referrals and/or cases likely to involve multiple victims, multiple offenders, and/or multiple jurisdictions, as well as the investigation needs and resources needed to effectively investigate such referrals/cases.

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Investigative Interviewing of Pre-Schoolers 3-5 years old

Trainees will be able to better assess the developmental level of young children to be interviewed and design appropriate questions for specific children. Trainees will be able to describe the variables which affect child maltreatment disclosures from very young children. Given a scenario, the trainee will be able to design an age appropriate child interview.

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Investigative Interviewing of Young Children

To learn various techniques for interviewing young children who have had potentially traumatic experiences

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Introduction to Child Development CORE 3.0 eLearning

This is an interactive eLearning course which focuses on child developmental milestones, how culture affects these milestones, developmental problems and service interventions.

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Juvenile Dependency Statutes and Rules Changes

In this course, trainees will receive a yearly update on child welfare laws, statutes and court case decisions that impact child welfare practice.

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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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Leadership Overview of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Case Reviews

This one day training will provide a brief, high-level overview of Continuous Quality Improvement including a review of the components of a CQI system, what is needed to implement CQI and a brief review of the new CFSR case review tool.

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Learning from Anger

In this course, trainees will increase their skills in dealing with angry and non-voluntary clients.

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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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Lethality Assessment and Safety Planning in Domestic Violence Families

In this course, trainees will learn to assess the lethality of batterers, determine the potential risk of the mother and children if they remain in the home with the batterer, and the level of intervention needed to ensure the safety of the family.

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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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Life in the Cycle of Poverty

In this course, trainees will learn about the cycle of poverty, identify characteristics of the poor, examine fairness/equity issues of those caught in the cycle of poverty, discuss the challenges/barriers to escaping the cycle of poverty, and present techniques for delivering more fair and equitable services for better client outcomes.

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Life in Foster Care and Beyond

An honest and reflective life storytelling of the trainer’s lived experiences of family loss, growing up in foster care, entry into juvenile justice system, becoming a teenage mother, emancipation from foster care and on to receiving a Master’s degree and becoming a recognized advocate. This training also focuses on factors that contribute to youth overcoming trauma, the importance of cultural identity and restoration of self-esteem.

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Maintaining Morale in the Midst of Challenge and Change

In this course, trainees will examine the inherent stresses encountered when dealing with change and explore ten specific strategies that can be used to maintain morale during challenging and changing times.

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Making Meetings Work for You

In this course,  supervisors and/or managers will learn methods and skills to enhance the effectiveness of meetings while making them more productive.

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Management Transition Training: Together Everyone Achieves Milestones

In this course, trainees will learn about the organizational shift to strength-based teamwork, and the parallel processes of individual and teamwork.

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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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May I Have Your Attention Please – Key Strategies for Engaging Emerging Adults in Extended Foster Care

This is an interactive learning environment where strategies for engaging youth and emerging adults will be encountered by the participants as we explore the dynamics of our newest population in Child Welfare. EFC participation requirements and placement options will be confirmed and dilemmas considered. PowerPoint, learning groups, creative activities, and digital stories will be utilized to enhance the learning environment and offer examples of a paradigm shift in how we think of young adult clients.

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Measuring Outcomes in Child Welfare – Imperial County

This class will review Imperial County’s current Child Welfare Performance Indicators. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of how Imperial County’s data compares to comparable counties. Participants will have opportunities to formulate questions for future data analysis. Participants will leave class with ideas for research questions and will be able to identify data reports that will be helpful in improving outcomes.

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Mental Health and Mental Disorders

In this course, trainees will learn about commonly occurring mental disorders can affect a person’s ability to parent, and the range of social functioning and intervention responses among children, adolescents, and adults who experience symptoms of mental and emotional disorders.

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Mental Illness and Suicide Risk Implications for Child Safety and Well Being

In this course, trainees will review the four mental illness diagnoses most often associated with suicide risk, the implications of parental mental illness on the safety and well-being of children, and describe and discuss all elements of a suicide assessment.

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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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Motivational Interviewing

In this course, trainees will learn to effectively interview children and families by identifying issues that facilitate or inhibit effective interviewing.

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Motivational Interviewing in CWS

This course will provide an introduction to Motivational Interviewing, the Stages of Change and how social workers can utilize Motivational Interviewing in the Engagement and Assessment stages of the Core Practice Model established to address Katie A.

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Multidisciplinary Practice with Social Workers, Law Enforcement and the Courts

In this course, trainees will discuss the importance of developing a multidisciplinary child abuse team that includes representatives of various disciplines, highlight the ramifications of the term “team,” identify the knowledge, skills and experience needed for creating an effective multidisciplinary child abuse team.

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Negotiation Skills with Non-Minor Dependent Youth (Coaching)

The course will cover Negotiation strategies for working with this population. This is 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 in skills in negotiating effectively with a youth. Part 3 consists of reporting out assignments and activities and receiving coaching/feedback in a 1.5 hour coaching session.

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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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On Time, On Budget, On Task: The Essentials of Project Management

This course will review the skills necessary for project management, including self-assessments for the current skill set of each participant. Through individual, small group and large group interaction, tools to support each of these skills will be reviewed and practiced, culminating in an application to a scenario.

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The Other Side of ICWA

The trainee will understand the long term impact of Historical Trauma and Cumulative Collective Trauma on the culture of Native American youth and families. The trainee will be able to describe elements of culturally sensitive communications and engagement techniques. Given a case scenarios, trainee will demonstrate the use of culturally sensitive communication and engagement techniques. The trainee will be aware of how their personal values and bias may affect communication and engagement efforts.

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Overview of Assessment Procedures Part 1 – CORE 3.0 eLearning

This is an interactive eLearning course which introduces the concepts of safety and risk assessment and structured decision making (SDM), addresses how and when assessment must occur and, also, decision points associated with assessment tools.

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Overview of Assessment Procedures Part 2 – CORE 3.0 eLearning

This is an interactive eLearning course which provides an overview of the Structured Decision Making (SDM) tools, their purpose and when to use them. Developing safety plans in a team setting will, also, be discussed as well as strategies for incorporating community supports.

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Partnership in Action: Building Community Collaboration

In this course, trainees will identify and discuss professional cultures and partnering, list several keys to successful partnering with agencies and communities, identify barriers to effective collaboration, and describe several “best practices” of collaboration that lead to successful partnering.

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Perinatal Substance Exposure

In this course, trainees will learn about the signs, symptoms and effects of perinatal substance exposure.

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Permanency and Loss – A Youth’s Journey Through the Child Welfare System

In this course, trainees will develop increased knowledge, awareness and understanding about sources of grief and loss as it relates to the youth and their parents/families within the child welfare system.

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Personal Safety for Child Welfare Social Workers: Practical Steps to Safety

In this course, trainees will learn what is meant by violence in the workplace.
Using case vignettes, trainees will identify and describe three risk factors for child welfare workers and articulate practical steps which the worker could take to reduce the identified risks.

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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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Presenting with Pizzazz

In this course, trainees will  learn how to enhance their classroom presentation style.

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Policy Writing in Child Welfare Services

This class will provide an overview of child welfare policy writing, including definitions of policy, procedures, practice and process; the context of policy writing in the larger agency; policy cycles; processes to carry out successful policy writing and implementation; and principles and frameworks to utilize to write policy effectively and achieve compliance in practice.

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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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Power and Authority in Child Welfare – Know it, Use it, Share it

This course will consider the impact of one’s cultural identity in claiming (or resisting) their power and authority, and practice strategies to effectively integrate into the engagement process to reach better outcomes.

 

 

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Practicing Advanced Motivational Inteviewing Skills to Enhance Engagement

In this course, trainees will learn the  core concepts and philosophy of Motivational Interviewing, practice of skill-building using MI strategies to address resistance patterns, and increase knowledge of MI strategies as effective interventions to engage clients in completing case plan objectives.

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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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Preserving and Stabilizing Placements Utilizing Crisis Intervention Strategies

In this course, trainees will develop skills to assist clients and caregivers who are experiencing crisis in a placement situation and work towards stabilization and avoidance of harmful breakdowns in relationships resulting in placement failures.

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Pre-Supervisory Appointment: A One-Day Training Experience for Prospective Supervisors

In this course,  supervisors will learn more about the role, responsibility, tasks and activities of being a child welfare services supervisor

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Promoting and Supporting Resiliency: Dealing with Vicarious Traumatization

This course will provide the participant with information about secondary trauma, vicarious traumatization, burnout and stress so that s/he can identify the symptoms within staff, recognize how symptoms affect work outcomes and provide an array of interventions to minimize or deal with the secondary trauma. Through lecturette, self-assessments, skills practice & coaching, and small group discussions, participants will prepare for appropriate interventions in the workplace which would include using other organizational resources such as EAP, resulting in an action plan.

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PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in Children and Adolescents

In this course, trainees will learn about the essential features of post-traumatic stress disorder, the various “types” of trauma, and how they differ from each other, and the general categories of symptoms of PTSD, as well as describe specific symptoms under each category and develop an understanding of how symptoms make sense to victims.

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Refugee Communities: Social and Practical Implication for Service Providers

Provide a definition and historical overview of internally displaced people (IDP’s) and refugees, learn about the refugee experience and the challenges refugees face in the U.S., learn about the various ethnic groups of refugees represented in the U.S., and learn practices of African and Middle Eastern cultures.

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Review of Early Childhood Development for Child Welfare Staff

This class will look at Attachment Theory and early brain development for typically developing infants as well as those with a trauma history, as well as developmental milestones, Erikson’s stages of emotional/social development, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, as well as the role of culture in development. The class will also help staff assist parents/caregivers in caring effectively for children under the age of five, with chronic trauma histories.

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The Role of Foster Parents in Reunification

In this course, trainees will examine the role of foster parents as members of the team working toward reunification, and intimately explore team dynamics by confronting perceptual differences and problems within the team.

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SafeMeasures Advanced Training

This course is a hands-on training where every participant will interact with SafeMeasures. It builds on the SafeMeasures basic training and will provide more in-depth information on how to get help for more advanced navigation. Participants will learn how to use at least one key report proactively and how to develop a customized usage plan for SafeMeasures.

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SafeMeasures Basic Training

This course is a hands-on training where every participant will interact with SafeMeasures and will learn how to use SafeMeasures to assess whether federal, state, and local requirements are being met. SafeMeasures also provides the ability to track agency, unit, and worker performance overtime. In addition, it allows Lineworkers and supervisors to monitor their workload and to identify out-ofcompliance cases.

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Safety Organized Practice An Overview for County Stakeholders

In-person training of Safety Organized Practice (SOP) for County Stakeholders.

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Safety and Risk in Teams – CORE 3.0 – Field Activity

Working closely with a field advisor, this course offers the trainee an opportunity to participate in a team meeting with a family on his/her caseload. This may include a TDM, safety mapping, Child Family Team meeting, or any other meeting that brings the family together with the child welfare agency to discuss safety and safety planning. At the conclusion of the meeting, the trainee will have participated in developing a plan that ensures safety for the child/youth.

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SDM Assessment Skills Lab – Core 3.0 – Classroom

This course provides skills practice using critical thinking skills in child welfare assessment and incorporates the use of the Structured Decision Making (SDM) assessment system as a tool for assessing safety, risk, protective capacity, priority strengths and priority needs.

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SDM Readiness Training: Structured Decision Making Benefits

In this course, the trainee will learn about the benefits of Structured Decision Making.

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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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Separation, Loss and Transitioning into Placement

In this course, trainees will learn about the impact of traumatic separation as a crisis event for the child, mitigate the impact of loss and separation, and develop skills to help placement providers successfully integrate children into a new placement.

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Sexual Abuse Case Considerations and Planning

Sexual abuse is shrouded in silence and secrecy, so when such cases come to the attention of CWS, proper handling of the case at all levels is crucial to the ongoing physical and psychological safety of the child(ren) and family. This course will review dynamics of sexual abuse, the impact of trauma to the child, and case planning with both elements in mind. Family specific case plans should include specialized treatment for all family members with clear goals and behaviorally identified objectives that assist in determining visitation parameters and reunification decisions, utilizing a trauma-informed and team approach.

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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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Skills for Crisis Intervention over the Phone

In this course, trainees will understand the definition of “customer service” in a human services environment, including the responsibility for eliciting, categorizing, prioritizing and responding to client needs during crisis, learn and apply an interview protocol on the telephone in supporting and responding to families in crisis, and  learn questioning and negotiating strategies to work effectively with challenging, angry or special needs callers.

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Solution Focused Interviewing with Challenging Clients

In this course, trainees williIdentify Solution Focused Interviewing Skills with culturally diverse clients that facilitate client respect, cooperation and motivation to resolve their problems, demonstrate Solution Focused Interviewing techniques that resolve conflict and poor motivation on the behalf of the client, and skill application of a Solution Focused interview in a manner that produces accurate information for various Court Hearings.

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SOP Module: Mapping with Families

The course provides training on how to conduct a safety mapping with a family, how to use solution-focused questions in the context of a mapping, and how mapping should occur over the life of case in order to engage a family in various planning stages.

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SOP Module: Harm Statements, Danger Statements and Safety Goals

The course provides training on writing and using harm and danger statements and safety goals with families. It will cover how workers can elicit accurate and detailed information from families and use this information to write clear, concise statements that describe: the past worries in a family that have led to involvement with a public child welfare agency; the future worries for the safety of the child(ren) involved, and the goals for what we hope to accomplish with a family. These statements will guide and organize our work with families.

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SOP Module: Interviewing for Safety and Danger and Three Questions to Organize Your Practice

This module will provide a review and introduction to Safety Organized Practice (SOP), review the value of and strategies for how to conduct a balanced and rigorous assessment and review how to use the Three Questions to shape your conversations with families.

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SOP Module: Landing Safety Organized Practice in Everyday Work

The course provides training on how to land Safety Organized Practice in every day work. It covers how thorough documentation of a rigorous, balanced assessment can be used in contacts, court reports and case plans and how this documentation assists with good case planning and supports testimony in court.

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SOP Module: Organizational Environments: Reflection, Appreciation and Ongoing Learning

The course provides training on concepts of organizational change, use of appreciative inquiry throughout all levels of an organization, and the idea of relying on internal networks and diffusion of new tools and practices to effect organizational change. It also covers the purposes and uses of group supervision.

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SOP Module: Permanency

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

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SOP Module: Reunification and Visitation

The course provides training on practices that are inclusive of child, youth and family voice to support visitation and reunification.

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SOP Module: Safety Planning

The course provides training on writing clear, behaviorally-based safety plans that directly address the danger and that utilize a safety network to develop and execute the plan. It covers the importance of safety planning throughout the life of a case, planning for behavior change to create ongoing and sustainable safety vs. planning for service compliance or service completion, and the value in writing safety plans through a collaborative process.

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SOP Module: Safety Networks

The course provides training on how to identify, develop and utilize a safety network to enhance the safety of children. It reviews how to use harm and danger statements and safety goals to clearly share information with safety networks and engage them in the safety planning process.

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SOP Module: Small Voices, Big Impact: Keeping Children at the Center of Our Work

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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SOP Module: Solution Focused Inquiry

The course provides training on what the purpose of solution-focused inquiry is, how to use solution-focused questions at each stage of a child welfare case, and how to connect solution-focused practice with Structured Decision Making (SDM).

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SOP Module: Summary and Looking to the Future

The course provides a review of the material covered throughout the previous Safety Organized Practice modules and helps staff to plan for continued learning and deepening of practice. Review the key themes that emerged in all of the models including the value of strong relationships, importance of rigorous and balanced assessments, the need to approach families from a space of inquiry and humility and the benefit of teaming with families and viewing them as experts.

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SOP Two Day Orientation

The course provides an overview of the foundational theories and practices that comprise SOP. The training will expose the learner to the integrated approach of SOP and offer opportunities for practicing concrete tools. SOP draws on a variety of methods and tools including Structured Decision-Making, trauma-focused practice, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, and Signs of Safety.

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Strength-Based Supervision: A Tool for Retaining Competent Staff

In this course, supervisors and managers will develop strength-based supervision knowledge and skills, including implementing key retention strategies in their regular supervisory capacity.

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Structured Decision Making T4T

This course is designed for academy-based or county-based trainers who will provide introductory training on the use of SDM assessments. The SDM course itself is a two-day course that covers background on SDM, instructions on the use of each SDM assessment, and practice in small groups applying definitions to completion of SDM assessments.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Assessment

In this course, trainees will learn to identify the signs, symptoms and individual and family dynamics of the Illness of Addiction and identify indicators of the impact of Addiction on children.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Assessment and Case Management

In this course, trainees will learn to identify the signs, symptoms and individual and family dynamics of the Illness of Addiction, and identify indicators of the impact of Addiction on children.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Assessment and Case Planning

In this course, trainees will learn to identify the signs, symptoms and individual and family dynamics of the Illness of Addiction.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Case Planning

In this course, trainees will identify the service needs of Parents, Children and Families affected by Addiction and identify and access resources for Parents, Children and Families.

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Successful Teaming with Teens

In this course, trainees will be able to identify shifting perspectives in the field which assist in building better partnerships with teens, as well as identify several skills that will assist them in enhancing their relationships with teens.

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Supervised Visitation

This is a one-day course that will review and address the counties visitation policy and protocol. It will also provide support for children in out of home care in participating in a visitation program. This course will be taught from a strength based model which will address and support a team approach to engage the families in moving forward in the reunification process. The course will incorporate didactic lecture, small group discussion, role play and application activities.

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Supervising, Coaching and Accountability – County Specific

In this course, trainees will identify how processes and automation tools including but not limited to: TDM (Team Decision Making Meetings) and RAM (Risk Assessment Meetings), county safety and risk assessment tools, Safe Measures, CMS/CWS Case Plan approvals and closing summaries are utilized by the supervisor with their unit workers for ensuring safety, risk, protective capacity and MSLC are addressed in child welfare cases.

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Supervising, Coaching and Accountability for CWS Supervisors

In this course, supervisors will identify and enhance key processes, tools and practices that can be utilized by the supervisor with their unit workers towards improved intervention and decision making and in support of key outcomes.

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Supervising a Multi-Generational Workforce

This course is intended for supervisors and managers who are interested in obtaining skills and knowledge about how generation diversity impacts the workplace. Having people from various generations (i.e., baby boomers, X generation Y generation, etc) in the workforce create challenges for supervisors and managers, to provide a working environment that is positive, creative and efficient in delivering services to children and families.

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Supervisor Learning Circle Kickoff Part 2

This course will provide training on the purposes and uses of learning circles, the key practice of a facilitative supervisor, the importance of both process and content, how learning circles are structured, and an overview on the Interaction Method.

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Supervisor Learning Circle Launch Prep

This one-day training will impart Interaction Method facilitation skills for Supervisors to utilize when co-leading the peer-to-peer learning circles in their regions. They will gain knowledge and skill on building shared understanding and agreements on their self-directed agenda throughout the 2013 year. They will learn how to structure the two hour meetings every six weeks with their cohort and walk away with a clear plan for rolling out the learning circles county-wide. The trainer/facilitators will use posters, handouts, and flip charts to share and gather information. Activities will include: some lecture, small group and large group discussions and planning sessions.

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Supervisor Learning Circle Kick-Off (San Bernardino)

This course will provide training on the purposes and uses of learning circles, the key practice of a facilitative supervisor, the importance of both process and content, how learning circles are structured, and an overview on the Super 8.

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Supervisor Learning Circle Facilitation Training – San Bernardino

This one-day training will impart facilitation skills for Supervisors to utilize when co-leading their peer-to-peer learning circles. They will gain knowledge and skill on building shared understanding and agreements on their self-directed agenda throughout the year. They will learn how to structure the meetings with their cohort and walk away with some first steps for rolling out the learning circles countywide.

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Supervisor Learning Circle Summit

The training will utilize discussion and activities to provide an overview of Supervisor Learning Circles. Throughout the last year, Learning Circles have provided a forum for supervisors to learn from one another, engage in dialogue with colleagues from different offices, disseminate innovative practices throughout the County and support implementation and improve transfer of learning regarding Safety Organized Practice. There will be a panel of supervisors sharing about their experience with Learning Circles and an opportunity for supervisors to sign up for a Learning Circle for next year.

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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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Supervisor’s Role in Preparing and Supporting Staff for the Future

This workshop begins with a clarification of the interface between change and transition and reviews the individual and organizational stages of change. In preparing for the future, several assessments are completed to identify the change skills and change readiness. Participants not only identify their own skills preparation, but prepare for assessing those of their staff.

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