Mental Health: In-Depth Applications for Child Welfare

Training provides an overview of successful case planning for children in foster care.  Course topics include referring to the mental health services,  use of screening tools, characteristics and behavior indicators of developmental and mental health concerns, use psychotropic medications with children in foster care, case management techniques with mental health service providers, understanding  the elements and criteria of Evidence-Based and Promising Practices, and matching available EBP’s with specific client needs.  This course will also describe key signs, symptoms and impacts of trauma, disrupted attachment, and childhood adversity and ways to incorporate trauma informed care into their day-to-day work.

Audience Description: 

Social Workers and Supervisors

Mental Health
Child Development, Health and Well-Being, Education
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Mental Health: In-Depth Applications for Child Welfare 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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