Afterhours staff spend time driving with and caring for children. You will learn how to select, install, and fit a car seat correctly in this course. You will also review basic consideration for caring for youth with behavioral or medical needs. Considerations for your own safety, both in the field and when caring for young people who are in need of placement, are reviewed. Lastly, you will learn about a federal law called the Indian Child Welfare Act, which outlines the rights of federally recognized Tribes, Indian Children, and their families. The historical context and present need for this law is discussed.
Participants register separately for each part of the module but MUST complete each session within the module in order. Participants who have not completed 4.1 will not be allowed to participate in 4.2.
Module 4 Caring for Children, Worker Safety and Documentation includes:
- Caring for Children and Using Car Seats Correctly
- Worker Safety
- Indian Child Welfare: An Introduction
- Caring for Children
- Worker Safety and Documentation
Staff newly hired into afterhours, or those who have not been able to attend training specific to afterhours work in the past.
DCYF staff can register for Afterhours Core 4.1 Caring for Children: Car Seats, Worker Safety and ICWA through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact DCYF.LearningCenter@dcyf.wa.gov.
Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via firstname.lastname@example.org.