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Microlearnings

CWDS offers microlearning courses to child welfare social workers as a way to provide training content and learning support in short, targeted segments.


What is a microlearning?

Microlearning refers to micro-perspectives of learning, education, training and skill development. The approaches followed for assessment of microlearning are multidimensional and holistic in nature and need based in particular cases. Microlearnings are ideal for when learners need extra time spent on a step of a process or additional development in a specific area


Basic Terms for Safety Organized Practice

Designed for Ventura County Children and Family Services, this microlearning teaches social workers about these basic terms of SOP: Harm, Danger, Risk and Safety.

Basic Terms for Safety Organized Practice Microlearning

California Continuum of Care Reform Microlearning Series

CWDS has developed a 5-part series of microlearnings to help you understand California’s Continuum of Care Reform implementation. These 3-5 minute sessions highlight a different aspect of the law and its implementation (note: best viewed on desktop, laptop or tablet; includes audio).

Continuum of Care Reform Course Description

5-part Series of CCR Microlearnings

CANS Microlearning Series

Developed for San Diego County Child Welfare Services, this 2-part series of microlearnings provides an overview of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment tool and training rollout for child welfare workers. Each 5-7 minute session highlights a different aspect of the CANS assessment process (note: best viewed on desktop, laptop or tablet; includes audio).

2-part Series of CANS Microlearnings

Emergency Placement Prior to RFA Approval

Designed for Ventura County Children and Family Services, this microlearning is designed for social workers to make a temporary placement for a child, before meeting the full Resource Family Approval process.

Emergency Placement Prior to RFA Approval Microlearning

From No One to Network

Designed for Ventura County Children and Family Services, this microlearning is designed to show social workers how to talk with parents and families to identify networks of support.

From No One to Network Microlearning

Introduction to Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

Designed for San Diego County Child Welfare Services, this microlearning teaches social workers about their role as a child welfare worker when working with LGBTQ+ youth and how they can best support them.

Introduction to Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Microlearning

Moving Beyond Bias

This microlearning looks at how we can begin to move beyond bias in child welfare practice. It includes a facilitated discussion guide for supervisors who may want to lead a discussion in a unit meeting after their team has viewed this microlearning. You can view this microlearning on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Moving Beyond Bias Microlearning

Planning for Visit Liberalization For Families

Designed for Ventura County Children and Family Services, this microlearning teaches social workers about using safety goals to plan for liberalized visits with families.

Planning for Visit Liberalization for Families Microlearning

Quality Supervision

Designed for San Diego Child Welfare Services, this microlearning highlights three supervision styles that, combined, will help child welfare supervisors effectively support and grow their team members to produce the best outcomes for the families we partner with.

Quality Supervision Microlearning

SafeMeasures for Supervisors

Designed for Ventura County Children and Family Services, this microlearning provides child welfare supervisors with tips on how they can use the data in SafeMeasures to support their staff in supervision and improve agency outcomes for the children, youth and families they serve.

SafeMeasures for Supervisors Microlearning

SDM Safety Assessment

Designed for San Diego Child Welfare Services, this microlearning teaches social workers the steps to complete an accurate Safety Assessment using the Structured Decision Making (SDM) Safety Assessment tool.

SDM Safety Assessment Microlearning

SDM Risk Assessment

Designed for San Diego Child Welfare Services, this microlearning teaches social workers about the purpose and importance of completing an accurate Risk Assessment using the Structured Decision Making (SDM) Risk Assessment tool.

SDM Risk Assessment Microlearning

SDM Ongoing Tools and Safety Networks

Designed for San Diego Child Welfare Services, this microlearning teaches social workers about the Structured Decision Making (SDM) tools for ongoing cases, and how Safety Networks are incorporated in our assessment processes.

SDM Ongoing Tools and Safety Networks Microlearning

The Art of Facilitation

This microlearning covers the 8 steps that are necessary for any meeting to be effective. You can view this microlearning on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

The Art of Facilitation Microlearning

Using CFTs as an Engagement Tool

Using CFTs as an Engagement Tool microlearning
Designed for San Diego Child Welfare Services, this microlearning teaches social workers about how to engage a Child and Family Team (CFT) before, during and after the CFT meeting to improve outcomes for families and enhance working relationships with families and their support networks.

Using CFTs as an Engagement Tool Microlearning

Using SOP Strategies to Demonstrate Engagement

Designed for Ventura County Children and Family Services, this “micro-game” presents social workers with a real-world scenario where you will make a series of choices showing how best you would use SOP strategies to support the demonstration of the California Core Practice Model engagement behaviors. Each answer has a different point value assigned, with a maximum of 20 points possible per question. Pick the answer you believe would best demonstrate engagement behaviors with children and families. There are 8 key point questions and it will take you about 20 minutes to complete this game. Earn up to 160 total points for a perfect score.

Using SOP Strategies to Demonstrate Engagement Game

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