Informing Decisions Through Critical Thinking
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Using objective evidence, recognizing patterns of behavior, considering families’ perspectives, and utilizing collaterals can improve decision-making in child welfare.  Skills to ensure incorporation of new information and to identify biases, including confirmation bias, will be examined in this course to improve decision making.

Topics: 
Assessment and Planning
Casework
Leadership and Succession Planning
Delivery Method: 
Classroom
Webinar
Training Level: 
In-Service
Hours: 
3
Audience: 
Social Workers
Supervisors
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
No
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
No
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Informing Decisions Through Critical Thinking 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 alliancesupport@uw.edu.

Instructor Qualification: 

Dee Wilson has worked in the child welfare field since 1971. Mr. Wilson worked as a caseworker in public child welfare in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1971-74 and in Canon City, Colorado from 1974-78. From 1978-2004, Dee Wilson worked in various capacities for Washington State's child welfare system: CPS caseworker (1978-85), CPS supervisor (1985-89), area administrator in the Spokane office (1989-1995), training director (1995-97) and regional administrator in southwest Washington (1997-2004).  Since 2004, Mr. Wilson worked at the University of Washington and then went to work at Casey Family Programs as a consultant in child protection.

Classes Available

Webinar

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  • Nov 9, 2021 9:00AM to 12:00PM

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  • Nov 18, 2021 9:00AM to 12:00PM

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  • Dec 7, 2021 9:00AM to 12:00PM

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  • Jan 11, 2022 9:00AM to 12:00PM