Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (webinar)

Working with families impacted by Domestic Violence can be challenging, nerve wracking, and sometimes inspiring.  You may often wish that you had more guidance about how you should approach this work.  In this course, you’ll learn more about the policy and legal guidance for child welfare work with families experiencing domestic violence.  More importantly, you’ll learn the best practices for this work and get to practice applying these best practices.  In Washington we are lucky to have an entire manual outlining these best practices, “The Social Worker’s Practice Guide to Domestic Violence.”  This guide will be heavily relied upon in this course and you’ll become familiar with most of its contents.  The course aims to build your knowledge and skills across four core areas: universal and periodic screening for domestic violence, conducting a specialized DV assessment, engagement and accountability with DV perpetrators, and case planning in families experiencing DV.  In addition, you’ll learn about the different types of protection orders that may exist and the implications of each, as well as the process of domestic violence safety planning with adult DV victims.              

Audience Description: 

Social Workers for DCYF or Tribal child welfare programs, their supervisors and others who support them in their practice, and partners such as CASA/GAL and CWTAP students.

Assessment and Planning
Domestic Violence
Social Work Skills
Social Worker
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Area Administrators
Judicial Personal including CASA/GAL
Social Workers
Tribal Worker
Pre-Learning Assignments: 
Regional Core Training course.
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (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

Special Instructions: 

This webinar is a 4-part series. Participants must attend all 4 parts to receive credit for the course.

Classes Available


DCYF Staff Register Here
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  • May 5, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • May 12, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • May 26, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Jun 2, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM

DCYF Staff Register Here
See Registration Instructions

  • Jun 21, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Jun 22, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Jun 28, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Jun 29, 2022 8:30AM to 12:30PM