Child Protective Services In-Service (webinar)

This is a webinar version of the classroom and will cover the same content.  The two different CPS pathways, Family Assessment Response (FAR) and Investigations will be discussed. This training includes learning modules on: Interviewing members of a household to assess safety, including children, parents and Subjects; Collateral information gathering; Protocols when working with Law Enforcement (LE); Working with Child Protection Medical Consultant Network (MEDCON) and local medical providers; Utilizing the Child Safety Framework; completing the Investigative Assessment (IA) & the Family Assessment Response Family Assessment (FARFA); Following Indian Child Welfare Act policies (ICWA); and other policy & legal requirements. Also covered in this webinar training will be requirements for reasonable efforts to prevent placement, addressing Domestic Violence, CSEC, Infant Child Safety; and more. Participants will be asked to review several examples of CPS intakes and the information in the course will be presented through using these case examples. On the last day, there will be a panel made up of Department of Children, Youth, and Families Investigative and FAR staff and a Parent Ally. This course is required for all first year CPS Case Workers as well as caseworkers and supervisors transferring to a CPS position who have not attended the CPS track within the past two years.

Audience Description: 

Operations Manual policy 8323 and WAC 357-34-055

This CPS webinar training is for CPS caseworkers who are working in the CPS program and have at least 3 months post RCT.

This course is mandated for supervisors who have recently transferred into the CPS program, Investigations or FAR, from a non-CPS program.

Priority for this CPS In-Service training series will be given to those who have completed Regional Core Training within 3-6 months and are working in CPS (FAR or Investigation); those who are within their first year working in the CPS programs; and for those who have recently transferred from other DCYF programs to the CPS program, which includes Supervisors.

Assessment and Planning
Child Abuse and Neglect
Present Danger Assessments
Program Specific Training
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Child Protective Services In-Service (webinar) through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact

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

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  • Apr 25, 2022 9:00AM to 4:00PM
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  • Jun 7, 2022 9:00AM to 4:00PM
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