In this course, you will identify and discuss possible worker safety threats, both in homes and while supervising youth, and options to promote everyone’s safety. You will learn how to document your work in case notes. In particular, you will learn about including relevant, objective information in your documentation and avoiding bias. You will also receive guidance on coding case notes correctly. Specific requirements related to caring for infants and assessing and supporting their caregivers is reviewed, including policy related to safe sleep, period of purple crying, and the plan of safe care.
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 and 4.2 will not be allowed to participate in 4.3.
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 4.3 Caring for Children: Worker Safety, Documentation, and Infants 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.