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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

California Continuum of Care Reform Microlearning Series

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

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.
Art of Facilitation 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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