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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Trauma of Removal and Placement in Child Welfare Services eLearning

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

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The Worker-Supervisor Formula for Applying Learning in the Field (TOL)

In this course, trainees will learn how to assist workers to transfer learning from the training classroom to the job.

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The Worker-Supervisor Formula for Applying Learning in the Field (Transfer of Learning)

In this course, trainees will define roles of supervisor and social workers as well as the relationship between both, identify parallel process themes in casework discussion and classroom experience, understand the concept of “transfer of learning, ” and define “support” and develop a plan to maintain this in their professional development.

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Therapeutic Behavior Intervention Strategies

In this course trainees will examine the ingredients in a “therapeutic” environment and to learn to assess whether a particular setting is providing opportunities for healing, and outline various “categories” of behavioral disturbances, including: neurotic disturbances, neurological problems and disorders, psychotic disorders, and anti-social personality disorders and abuse-reactive patterns of behavior.

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Time Management for Child Welfare Services Personnel

This course is designed to improve participants’ time management and as a result improve outcomes. This course will help the participant get organized, and stay organized. The focus will be on getting things done with less effort and help participants set priorities and stay focused.

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Trainers Forum 2008: Evidence Based Practice

In this course, trainees will learn about evidence-based practices, which includes good practices and resources when conducting research for a training as well as learn to identify strategies for infusing EBP into training.

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Trainers Forum 2009: Training Evaluation Construction and the CPS System

In this course, trainees will learn about training evaluation strategies and methods.

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Trainers Forum 2010: Conscious Use of Self in the Training Room

In this course, trainees will identify and discuss the pros and cons of trainers using self-disclosure, personal histories and professional stories and learn about the boundary quandaries of disclosure in the classroom.

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Trainer’s Forum 2015 – Spectrum of Learning

In preparation for Line Worker CORE 3.0, trainers will have the opportunity to experience a spectrum of learning delivery model using eLearning, classroom skill building and coaching.

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Trainers Forum: Moving from Classroom to Spectrum Based Training

Using lecture, facilitated discussion and opportunity for trainers of like topics to consult.

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Trainers Forum: Training and Technology

This course will focus on: a) the use of tablets within the classroom setting and what trainers need to be aware of when training to a class who are using tablets, b) designing and delivering self-paced elearning modules as one modality of training, c) designing and delivering training via computer based software (Connect Pro) as one modality of training and d) designing and delivering transfer of learning and/or coaching sessions via a computer based software program (Connect Pro).

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Training for Trainers’ Skill Development: Curriculum Design

In this course, trainees will learn about the theories of curriculum design, multimedia and designing handouts for a curriculum, theory in designing a curriculum, and how to write learning objectives.

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Training for Trainers’ Skill Development: Evaluation and Transfer of Learning

In this course, trainees will learn about the evaluation scheme used by the Academy for Professional Excellence (Public Child Welfare Training Academy), and construct case scenarios as part of an overall evaluation and transfer of learning strategy for training subject matter in a trainer’s area of expertise.

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Training for Trainers’ Skill Development: Presentation and Facilitation Skills

In this course trainees will focus on developing good presentation skills using best practices for using visual media during a presentation. Trainees will identify characteristics for effective facilitation in the classroom setting, and strategies for managing challenging participants in the classroom.

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Training for Trainers’ Skill Development: Training and Adult Learning Theory

In this course, trainees will identify how training is a tool for organizations for employee recruitment, development, and retention.

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Training Strategies for Developing Emancipation Skills with Adolescents

In this course, trainees will learn to better assist adolescents in preparing them to develop effective emancipation skills.

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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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Transgender Youth – an Overview of Medical and Mental Health Needs of Gender Non-Conforming Children and Adults

This workshop will review the basic elements of providing comprehensive care for transgender youth, including gender development, recognizing signs and symptoms of gender dypshoria, the impact of cis-gender normative environments on trans youth, mental health challenges commonly faced by trans youth, and the use of medications to facilitate gender transitions.

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Trauma Exposure and Response in the Workplace

For more than a decade now, terms such as Secondary Trauma, Vicarious Traumatization and Compassion Fatigue have been incorporated into the common vernacular. This training, however, will attempt to personalize these terms, explain their differences in detail, help raise awareness of early warning signs, and offer strategies to counter the sometimes debilitating effects on professionals.

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Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice

This course will give child welfare professionals the tools to use an understanding of the impact of trauma to make child welfare practice more effective for children and families and more satisfying for child welfare professionals.

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Trauma-Informed Permanency: Critical Thinking and Adoption Home Studies

This class will help participants look at permanency of children in the foster care system through a trauma lens. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how Adoption State Regulations, the Relative Home Approval Process and the Foster Home Licensing process can coincide and keep the child’s best interest at heart. The course will also provide the opportunity to discuss and determine how an applicant’s history must be balanced with child attachments and long term planning.

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Trauma Informed Practice in Child Welfare

This course will address concepts of Trauma Informed Practice and their importance in regards to well being for children and families in the Child Welfare System.

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Trauma Resource Institute: Community Resiliency Model

In this course, trainees will review the concepts of the Community Resiliency Model and how to use the skills from this model for self-care.

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Tribal Customary Adoption

Through lecture, video, group discussion, and case scenarios this half-day course will provide a brief review of the ICWA, an introduction to the Tribal Customary Adoption law and its incorporation into social work practice. The long-term impact of transracial adoption for Native American children, adults, and tribes will be examined. Child welfare worker’s role and responsibilities related to the implementation of TCA will be reviewed.

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Tribal STAR – The Gathering

Recognize the current range of services for Tribal foster youth, understand how Federal, State and local funding can determine outcome measures, understand that tribal youth are specifically include in the Chafee Act, and recognize the intent, purpose, and cultural components of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

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Tribal STAR – The Summit

Learn to model cross-cultural collaboration to foster a positive outcome for tribal youth, recognize how the theme of grief and loss emerges in Tribal culture, understand the distinction between collaboration, coordination, and cooperation, increase the awareness of specific strategies to increase cross-cultural collaboration, value and understand the importance of culturally centered communication by using the ancient format of a Talking Circle.

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Understanding and Managing AWOL Behaviors in Out of Home Placement

This workshop will review the most current research findings on runaway behaviors; review risk factors associated with runaway behavior, and provide specific recommendations for the staff interventions and agency policies regarding runaway behaviors.

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Understanding Behavior in Adolescents with Trauma Histories

In this course trainees will review attachment theory and brain development, leading to a clearer understanding of behavior, for those raised in nurturing families, and for those who have experienced chronic trauma (abuse and neglect). Focus will be on adolescent behavior, and identify physical and social-emotional development milestones for ‘typically developing’ adolescents.

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Understanding Behavior of Traumatized Children: Using Positive Discipline-Building Relationships

In this course, trainees will review historical and current thinking with regard to child behavior management, attachment theory and brain development, leading to a clearer understanding of behavior for children raised in nurturing families, and for those who have experienced chronic trauma (abuse and neglect).

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Understanding Child and Family Team Meetings

This training provides the context for Child & Family Team meetings in San Bernardino County. CFT meetings are a process to integrate best-practice concepts from Safety Organized Practice and integrating the assessment and response to behavioral health needs as a result of the Katie A lawsuit.

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Understanding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth

Gain insight into how abuse affects this population, develop a working knowledge of developmental stages of the “coming out” process, become familiar with treatment goals, issues, and needs of this population, identify and help provide safety to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth.

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Understanding MEPA The Multi-ethnic Placement Act Tier 2 eLearning

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

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Understanding Sexually Abusive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

This course will provide an overview of childhood sexual development as it pertains to preschool, school-aged and latency-aged children, acquaint participants with factors that can positively and negatively influence healthy child sexual development, increase awareness of the effects of sexual abuse, and assist participants in the ability to differentiate between normal, exploratory sexual behavior and sexually abusive behavior.

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Understanding the 12 Steps and Child Welfare Practice

This course will take the student through the 12-Step process and how to incorporate them with case planning in working with families.

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Using PowerPoint to Enhance Training and Presentations

In this course, trainees will identify elements of effective PowerPoint Presentations, strengths and weaknesses of PowerPoint, and develop skills with graphs, photographs and video clips.

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Using SDM in Hearings

This course will assist workers and supervisors in utilizing the Structured Decision Making tools to support the recommendations they make. Workers will gain a better understanding of the research used to develop the SDM tools and learn how to connect research with their assessment and decision making. Child welfare staff will learn how they can use the SDM research to help them articulate the reasons behind their decisions during Gomez hearings and Juvenile Court hearings. Workers will practice educating the Court about their assessments using descriptions of the SDM tools both in writing and in verbal testimony.

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Using Visitation to Support Permanency

In this course, trainees will learn how to make visits the center of casework practice, use visits to assess progress on the case plan, and resolve problems during visits.

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Warrior 101: Address the Unique Needs of CWS Families with a Military Parent Returning from Deployment

This day long training will focus on the unique issues and challenges faced by military families who have experienced a deployment(s) and involvement in the CWS system. Participants will learn about military culture as it applies to family life and mental health issues.

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What is Required to Withstand Legal Scrutiny: The CWS Guide to the Courts 3 hour

In addition to their role as case manager and agency employee, child welfare workers who handle cases that come before the Juvenile Court are also expected to write written reports that document nearly every facet of their work and, when necessary, testify before the court. This training is designed to prepare workers for these experiences.

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What is Required to Withstand Legal Scrutiny: The CWS Guide to the Courts 6 hour

This training is designed 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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What, No Gavel? How to Conduct an Administrative Hearing – for Hearing Officers

In this course, trainees will review different hearing types to include grievance hearings- placement, ICPC, denied assessments/exemption, etc. and contrast with Gomez vs. Saenz hearings, identify agency requirements as provided in respective hearing type codes and regulations to include client notification, rights, and the hearing process, and demonstrate the responsibilities and roles of hearing parties to include the hearing officer, investigating/assigned social worker, hearing coordinator, and client and/or their representative.

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What, No Gavel? How to Conduct an Administrative Hearing – for Managers and Executive Staff

In this course, trainees will review different hearing types to include grievance hearings- placement, ICPC, denied assessments/exemption, etc. and contrast with Gomez vs. Saenz hearings, identify agency requirements as provided in respective hearing type codes and regulations to include client notification, rights, and the hearing process, and value the hearing officer decision making process and recommendation requirements for various hearings.

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Working Across Differences

This course will address the interpersonal difficulties we sometimes encounter when working with others. The training highlights compassionate ways to understand the other and ourselves, and provides concrete skills for reaching across our differences to work successfully together. The course includes lecture, discussion and role-play as learning modalities.

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Working with Difficult People

In this course, the trainee will be able to identify and develop skills to effectively work with chronically difficult people, whether they are client, colleague, or supervisor.

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Working with Involuntary Clients

In this course, trainees will learn in-depth information on working with resistant and involuntary clients.

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Working with Multi-Problem Families

In this course, trainees will enhance their knowledge and skills working with families with multiple problems.

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Working with Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence eLearning

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

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Working with Sexual Offenders

In this course, trainees will learn about the different types of sexual offenders and their common characteristics,  interview techniques that can help and/or hinder eliciting desired information from offenders, and assessment and treatment techniques utilized with sexual offenders.

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Working with the African American Father: The Forgotten Parent

Explore Child Welfare Services historical bias against fathers, explore the impact of absent African-American fathers, learn new ideas and trends about inclusion of fathers in CWS, and what has worked for fathers and fatherhood programs.

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Working with Traumatized Children

In this course, trainees will learn about trauma and the impact it has on the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual development of children, post-traumatic stages experienced by traumatized children, and the effects of trauma on memory.

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