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Area Administrator Courses

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1007
Description:

Area Administrators need to achieve competency in understanding the child welfare practice as well as in the higher levels of systems management. This course provides Area Administrators with an introduction of baseline competencies for middle managers in public child welfare, and opportunities to develop and practice new skills regarding these competencies. Managing self, managing others, managing systems and managing outward are the four main themes integrated throughout this course.

Day 1: Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare
Day 2: Effective Relationships as a Manager
Day 3: Strategies for Effective Organizational Communication
Day 4: Growing and Sustaining Effective Internal and External Teams
Day 5: Essentials for Resource Management
Day 6: Strategic Thinking and Planning Tools for the Manager

Peter Dahlin, MS, is an experienced child welfare worker, supervisor, administrator and educator in the public sector for nearly 30 years. He has provided curriculum development, training, and evaluation services to child welfare, foster care, and family service agencies throughout the country and in Quebec. He has trained extensively throughout Washington and California. His specialty areas include trainer, supervisor, manager and executive development, and he has developed and delivered numerous training programs in these areas. He has created advanced trainings for supervisors and managers, including a required three-year program for Los Angeles County. He teaches the core manager (AA) course in the State of Washington, and developed and delivered part of the Core Supervisor Series in the State of Florida. His curriculum development work and training delivery, including that of “train the trainer” has also included clients such as National CASA and Casey Family Programs. As the former director of the Bay Area Academy, he oversaw an 18-month recruitment & retention study reviewing practices in thirteen counties with an emphasis on succession planning, and he has consulted with San Diego State’s Southern Academy on developing and delivering part of its Executive Development Program. He also provides executive coaching to managers and deputies in San Diego Child Welfare Services.

Comments from Area Administrator’s who participated in AA Core Training:

“What we do is so difficult we rely on each other.  And part of that is building a strong team that all come from the same mission and vision. Some of my folks had been here for a long time and they were on the verge of burnout and I had to think differently about how to look at that. Like what still motivates you to come in? why do you do it? What keeps you coming? That tool [from the AA training] I’ve used, asking them what are their passions and how can I help them get there.”

“The team work portion [was the most valuable part of the training].  I had them all do the short version of the disk assessment and it brought up different communication styles and what we can expect in their management group.  The most meaningful part of this training is because of the team and the connection they have. It’s the driver of retention in my opinion and I want to work on building teams to retain people.”

“There are some trainings where they tell us to go back to our staff and our staff come back and say ‘no we’re not going to do that.’ But we go back and this is real, what he gives us [in this training] we can use.”

“The value for me is the value for staff, the budget the grant information shouldn’t be hidden if you disperse that in a good way it will encourage creativity.”

“I found it helpful to learn about the relationship with money and funding. The detail was really helpful, because I had a general idea. We always talked about half of our salary was IV-E but that’s not really true, it’s a more nuanced conversation.”

“I really enjoyed the activity around staffing the formula around how much staff we should have. I want to go back and look at what the formula looks like for us, I appreciated the discussion around what types of different data we can use and the value of it.”

Tribal Member who participated in AA training:

“[Learning about the value of] external stakeholders was valuable. We’ve done work in the tribe around [our] vision and mission. But in terms of values, strategic plans in terms of brining in other stakeholders was valuable information to remember to bring those folks into the discussion.”

Length (hours):
36
Audience:
Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Area Administrator Core Training

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110264

161101
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2120
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction.

This short eLearning will orient participants to the four means by which this legal authority to place a child may be granted: Law enforcement protective custody, hospital holds, court order, and a voluntary placement agreed to by the child’s legal parents. Legal, policy and practice consideration for each, as well as subsequent placement requirements are reviewed. In addition, the legal and policy preference for placing children with safe, suitable relatives is reviewed.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction around authority to place and placement priorities.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Authority to Place (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro course code: OLT_110600

201533
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2115
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fourth week of RCT instruction. RCT Participants should check with their Alliance Coach prior to independent completion of this eLearning. Some Coaches will facilitate this eLearning during a classroom session in week 4.

The Dependency Petition eLearning is an interactive and independent learning activity integrating brief legal instruction and practical application/skill building regarding Dependency Petitions.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction around Dependency Petitions; users outside RCT should utilize an assigned case to complete their Dependency Petition rather than using the RCT Case Scenario. Upon completion, users outside RCT should have their Supervisor review their Dependency Petition.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the legal requirements for filing a dependency petition
  • Learn to organize information for case presentation to AAG and court
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Dependency Petition (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: OLT_110513

201521
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their eighth week of RCT instruction.

This eLearning will help learners understand the process for assessing the suitability of prospective unlicensed caregivers and when to initiate a home study.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for relative home studies.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Relative Home Studies (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2201
Description:

This session will provide a basic review of the Safety Framework and an overview of the Specialized Domestic Violence Assessment, focusing on the most salient issues in screening and assessment for child welfare workers.  Participants will then consider a case example of a family experiencing domestic violence (a live case or the case scenario provided in the attachment) and apply the safety framework to determine whether the children in question are safe or unsafe.  Important issues regarding best practices for visitation and other important decisions will be touched on but are not covered in depth in this brief session.

As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  1. Know the child safety threats most likely to be present when domestic violence endangers child safety.
  2. Know CA policy regarding screening for DV and managing cases where DV is identified, including what information workers must attempt to collect to properly assess child safety in families impacted by DV.

Improve skills at assessing child safety in cases where domestic violence is occurring.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110506

161268
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2190
Description:

This presentation is a culmination of information collected through individual interviews with American Indian/Alaskan Native resource parents, youth, and tribal professionals and the results of a comprehensive systematic literature review. This mixed methods study produced 16 characteristics and 13 competencies that were considered to be critical to successfully parent American Indian/Alaskan Native children who are placed in out of home care. These 16 characteristics include having a strong cultural identity; and for nontribal caregivers, those that are culturally sensitive; having an appreciation for diversity and other worldviews, having confidence, being respectful, being patient, having a positive attitude/being optimistic, having a good sense of humor, being generous, being adaptive/resilient, being someone that embraces learning/open to new knowledge development, having a loving/caring spirit, being a trustworthy person, being willing to keep siblings together, being willing to access tribal and non-tribal social service programs, a willingness to access kin and family as a resource for support. The 13 critical competencies that resources parents need to successfully parent AI/AN children include having an understanding of child development, traditional child rearing practices, skills in parent/child relationship building and attachment, having an understanding of traditional/alternative discipline strategies/behavior management, learning self-care strategies, coping, and building and maintaining strong support systems, developing cultural competency, humility, understanding the economy of generosity and reciprocity, traditional communication styles, learning how to assess health and wellness from an indigenous perspective, and having an understanding of history, laws and policies that contributed to the development and implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce the WA child welfare workforce to a Children’s Bureau developed and supported state of the art, national foster/adoptive parent training curriculum
  2. Prepare the child welfare workforce to recruit/retain AI/AN and non-tribal foster/adoptive parents who can successfully parents AI/AN children placed in out of home care
  3. Prepare the child welfare workforce to work with AI/AN grandparents and other relatives raising children in Indian Country

Angelique Day
Associate Professor of University of Washington School of Social Work

Angelique Day received her PhD in interdisciplinary health science in 2011 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She earned an MSW from Michigan State University in 2005 and a BS summa cum laude in sociology/psychology from Central Michigan University.  Much of her research focuses on foster care youth, including examining the differences in college retention rates between foster care youth and other low-income first-generation college students, and examining “youth voice” and its impact on child welfare, education and health policy reform. From 2011–2016, she was an assistant professor of social work at Wayne State University, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate classes. She’s been an evaluator, principal investigator or project coordinator on major studies funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and McGregor Fund, among others.  Day has received many awards and honors, including a year-long congressional fellowship awarded during the 2016–2017 academic year by the Society for Research on Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was assigned to the office of Congressman Danny K. Davis where she helped develop the congressman’s child welfare and higher education legislative portfolios.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators, Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Characteristics & Competencies of Successful Foster, adoptive and kinship parents

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110600

161301
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2200
Description:

During this six hour training, the dynamics of domestic violence will be discussed including the psychological and neurological impact of abusive/neglectful environments on children and family unit, advocacy and coordinated response, myths about causation, co-occurrence substance use, cultural stereotypes, accurate assessment and effective interventions.  Particular attention is paid to assessing the difference between anger management problems and domestic violence, and effective management of perpetrators and victims of domestic violence.

Instructor Contact Information
Rose M. Roberson MS, LMHC
(509) 249-0120
Choice_Counseling@msn.com

Ms. Roberson is a licensed mental health counselor who has been in private practice for the past 20 years in the Yakima area.  Her work has been weighted in providing counseling services to domestic violence perpetrators and their victims, and those suffering from single incident as well as complex trauma.  She entered to field of mental health counseling in 1995 after having served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the Yakima County sheriff’s department for a period of approximately 10 years.  During her tenure with the sheriff’s department she spent several years investigating crimes against children, adult sex crimes and homicides.  She also served on the lower valley child protection team providing consultation from the law enforcement perspective.  She is a current member of the Washington state’s domestic violence treatment provider’s oversight committee which oversees the provision of domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs.  She has been a speaker for Heritage College, Eastern Washington University’s school of social work, Central Washington University’s criminal justice program, the University of Washington’s Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, the Yakima YWCA, the Red Cross, local law enforcement and fire service’s agencies related to trauma, post trauma recovery, and domestic violence.  Ms. Roberson also serves as a crisis intervention specialist for two national and international crisis response teams. 

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Domestic Violence – Understanding and Responding to its Many Layers

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110505

161267
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2194
Description:

This 7-hour course will provide participants with an overall understanding of the concept of Harm Reduction, substance use and how it affects the safety of children in the family, including inter-generational use. It covers how to utilize harm reduction plans and how to measure progress sufficiently to have mitigated the safety threats to the children with families who have children of all ages (0-18 years). The training provides an in-depth look at how workers can best support families and clients in recovery. Additionally, it will share how to connect families to appropriate resources.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Harm Reduction Planning with Substance Using Families

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2175
Description:

Participants will be engaged to consider their own thoughts, beliefs, and biases about mental illness; understand basic definitions associated with parental mental illness and child safety; and identify family assessment strategies that can focus on the intersection between parental mental illness and child safety. Additionally, ideas and tools for drafting effective case plans and objectives to achieve child safety with parental mental illness is a factor will also be discussed. Finally, participants will receive resources for services and interventions that promote the reduction of risk associated with parental mental illness and enhance protective factors for family well-being.

Length (hours):
8
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Impacts of Parental Mental Health on Child Safety

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110603

161317
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2004
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fourth week of RCT instruction. 

In this short eLearning, participants will come to understand the importance of the ChIPR in conveying information to caregivers and potential placement providers. Participants will learn important techniques to write an accurate and behaviorally specific ChIPR describing both the strengths and needs of the child. Participants will understand their responsibilities pertaining to documentation and distribution of this document.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for the Child Information and Placement Referral. 

Length (hours):
.3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Child Information and Placement Referral (ChIPR) (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro course code: OLT_110218

160988
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their eighth week of RCT instruction.

This eLearning will help learners understand the process for assessing the suitability of prospective unlicensed caregivers and when to initiate a home study.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for relative home studies.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Relative Home Studies (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2195
Description:

The RIGHT RESPONSE Level 3 Workshop is primarily prevention training.  This 11-hour certification provides basic fundamental skills including Prevention, De-escalation, Postvention, and Physical Safety skills. Attendees learn about self-awareness, reflective thinking skills, positive behavior support, basic and advanced de-escalation skills, self-protection, and proactive alternatives which can prevent dangerous incidents and increase safety.

Attendees that complete the workshop receive a 2 year certification.

Since 1993, Service Alternatives has been researching and developing best practices in the management of behavior and aggression problems in families, schools, group homes, hospitals, camps, detention centers and beyond.  Together, the staff team at Service Alternatives Training Institute has more than 200 years of experience within the company.    

Length (hours):
11
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Right Response (Level 3)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110527

161307
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2197
Description:
The RIGHT RESPONSE Workshop is primarily prevention training. The Advanced Level 4 training is a full 14-hour certification which provides the skills of Prevention, De-escalation, Postvention and Physical Interventions, including Escorts and Therapeutic Holds. Attendees learn to use physical intervention as the last resort to maintaining safety and learn more proactive alternatives which can prevent dangerous incidents and increase safety.
 
Attendees that complete the workshop receive a 1 year certification and recertification training will be offered annually.
 
Since 1993, Service Alternatives has been researching and developing best practices in the management of behavior and aggression problems in families, schools, group homes, hospitals, camps, detention centers and beyond.  Together, the staff team at Service Alternatives Training Institute has more than 200 years of experience within the company.    
 
Completion of Right Response levels 1-3 is not required. Right Response level 4 is a stand-alone training with no pre-requisites.
 
Workers need regional approval to register for Right Response Level 4 training. Please connect with your AA, Deputy RA, or RA to confirm you may enroll in this course.
Length (hours):
14
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Right Response (Level 4)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110448

161259
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2202
Description:

This training is open to all DCYF workforce and provides certification in First Aid/CPR and Blood borne pathogens/HIV. Training made available for English and Spanish speaking participants.

This training is provided by certified trainers to provide CPR, First Aid, and Blood-borne pathogens/HIV training.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators, Support Staff
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens: Keep the Beat (Workforce)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF new hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers.

Maestro course code: ILT_110137

 

202159
Delivery Method:
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2150
Description:

Participants in this e-learning will learn about the role of mandatory reporters in identifying possible child abuse and neglect, and in reporting these concerns. The training reviews possible indicators of child abuse and neglect, and common situations that cause mandatory reporters to call in a report. Participants will consider the impact of biases on reporting possible child abuse and neglect, and learn about the problem of racial disproportionality in our state’s child welfare system. The federal requirement that Indian heritage and affiliation with Federally recognized tribes must be identified is also explained. Lastly, the training reviews how to contact Children’s Administration to make a report, what information to have available, and what happens once a report has been made are also addressed.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

Click this link or copy it into your browser to launch the eLearning. At the end of each section you will be able to print a Certificate of Complete to keep for your records and/or to submit to your licensor.

https://prezi.com/2miasj5c42ar/mandatory-reporter-presentation_2518/

161206
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2152
Description:

Las personas que toman este curso digital aprenderán sobre su rol como denunciadores de abuso por mandato cuando se sospecha abuso o negligencia infantil y los pasos para reportar estas preocupaciones. Este entrenamiento provee información sobre los indicadores que pueden indicar que abuso o negligencia infantil está ocurriendo y las situaciones comunes que en que es necesario llamar a la agencia correspondiente para hacer una denuncia. Las personas tomando este curso también aprenderán a considerar el impacto de los prejuicios culturales cuando se hacen estas denuncias y el problema de disparidad racial representada en el sistema. También este curso explica los requisitos federales para reconocer el linaje de un niño/a con una tribu indígena o su afiliación a una tribu reconocida federalmente. Finalmente, este curso también repasa los pasos para comunicarse con la Administración de Protección Infantil y hacer una denuncia, la información que se necesita, y lo que ocurre una vez que la denuncia ha sido hecha e investigada. 

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

Haga clic en este enlace o cópielo en su navegador para iniciar el aprendizaje en línea. Al final de cada sección, podrá imprimir un Certificado de finalización para mantenerlo en sus registros y / o enviarlo a su licenciante.

http://prezi.com/uipxatfyhugm/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

161227
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110511
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult FVS/CFWS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CFWS & FVS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult CPS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CPS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fifth week of RCT instruction. 

In this short eLearning, participants will learn the role of visitation in child well-being and permanency, as well as the social worker's role in providing visits. 

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for visitation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Visitation (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110507
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules:

In this module, you’ll:
•    Identify the role of child welfare in Washington State.
•    Better understand the basic organizational structure of Children’s Administration (CA).
•    Feel more confident in your understanding of your role within the child welfare system.

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 1 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110507

203457
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110508
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Describe the overall “flow” of most cases through the system
•    Understand the basics of the dependency court process

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 2 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110508

203458
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110509
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Review the basic organizational structure of CA
•    Answer questions about the various job roles encountered by most social service specialists

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 3 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110509

203459
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110510
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Feel more confident in your understanding of the role you play. 
•    Accurately apply important laws to scenarios.
•    Make further connections between child safety, permanency, and wellbeing, and the specific actions you are required to complete in the course of your work.

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 4 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110510

203460
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2161
Description:

Coaching sessions are an opportunity for participants to receive training and support on critical topics that is flexible enough to respond to their current needs.  Coaching sessions can involve one or several workers, and may be delivered in person, on the phone or by other real time collaboration (face-time, etc).  Preferably, they allow material to be understood within a context of an actual case, and completion of current work.

This coaching session opportunity for staff will aim at compliance with ICWA, give recommendations for working with Tribes and Tribal families, revisit the Federal Act, State ICW codes and current policies/procedures when ICWA applies or is being considered.  

This session will revisit current practices in CA, specialized units and steps available for staff, including tailored topics such as:

  1. Initial Intake (ICW Procedures at initial contact) 
  2. Tribal/State Agreements 
  3. Inquiry and Verification of Child’s Indian Status 
  4. Disclosure of Confidential Records/Information to Tribes
  5. Child Protective Services for Indian Children 
  6. Casework Activities for Court Proceedings – forms Legal Notice, FamLink Response from NAIR eLearning, Monthly Progress report, 
  7. Indian Child Placement Preferences and Relative Search
  8. Adoption
  9. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Indian Children
  10. Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees 
  11. Payments for Services for Children in Tribal Care or Custody
  12. Casework Services for Children and Families of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes and Canadian First Nations
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered. Coaching is available via individual sessions, small group sessions such as at unit meetings, or large group settings such as All Staff meetings. Once a request is made, the Alliance Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer will reach out to schedule your customized coaching appointment. Once completed, the coaching session will be entered into LMS Maestro so the worker's training record will reflect completed coaching.

Please direct all questions and requests to Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer Francis Cacalda at cacalf@uw.edu.

161308
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2200
Description:

During this six hour training, the dynamics of domestic violence will be discussed including the psychological and neurological impact of abusive/neglectful environments on children and family unit, advocacy and coordinated response, myths about causation, co-occurrence substance use, cultural stereotypes, accurate assessment and effective interventions.  Particular attention is paid to assessing the difference between anger management problems and domestic violence, and effective management of perpetrators and victims of domestic violence.

Instructor Contact Information
Rose M. Roberson MS, LMHC
(509) 249-0120
Choice_Counseling@msn.com

Ms. Roberson is a licensed mental health counselor who has been in private practice for the past 20 years in the Yakima area.  Her work has been weighted in providing counseling services to domestic violence perpetrators and their victims, and those suffering from single incident as well as complex trauma.  She entered to field of mental health counseling in 1995 after having served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the Yakima County sheriff’s department for a period of approximately 10 years.  During her tenure with the sheriff’s department she spent several years investigating crimes against children, adult sex crimes and homicides.  She also served on the lower valley child protection team providing consultation from the law enforcement perspective.  She is a current member of the Washington state’s domestic violence treatment provider’s oversight committee which oversees the provision of domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs.  She has been a speaker for Heritage College, Eastern Washington University’s school of social work, Central Washington University’s criminal justice program, the University of Washington’s Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, the Yakima YWCA, the Red Cross, local law enforcement and fire service’s agencies related to trauma, post trauma recovery, and domestic violence.  Ms. Roberson also serves as a crisis intervention specialist for two national and international crisis response teams. 

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Domestic Violence – Understanding and Responding to its Many Layers

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110505

161267
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2093
Description:

Drug testing practices and their use in child welfare assessment of safety and risk is covered in this course.  Participants learn the guidelines for the frequency and duration of testing, practices at drug collection sites, detection of adulterated samples and interpreting drug test results. Participants will know what to test and how to include this in the assessments of parents involved in the child welfare system, focusing on the behavior of parents, and knowing what a drug test can tell us is emphasized.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Drug Testing (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110260

161103
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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3082
Description:

Participants will leave this training with a common language and understanding of what is meant by cultural competence and the work they need to do to grow their ability to effectively engage across cultures, an understanding of Racial Microaggressions and why they are problematic, and an increased ability to have courageous conversation about difference and to effectively engage racial tension.

This training is presented by Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, LLC.  Dr. Hollins received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and community psychology in 1998.   She has over 14 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based trainings, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff, institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. She also currently works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Racial Microaggressions: Developing Cross Cultural Communication Skills

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110278

161128
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2004
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fourth week of RCT instruction. 

In this short eLearning, participants will come to understand the importance of the ChIPR in conveying information to caregivers and potential placement providers. Participants will learn important techniques to write an accurate and behaviorally specific ChIPR describing both the strengths and needs of the child. Participants will understand their responsibilities pertaining to documentation and distribution of this document.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for the Child Information and Placement Referral. 

Length (hours):
.3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Child Information and Placement Referral (ChIPR) (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro course code: OLT_110218

160988
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their eighth week of RCT instruction.

This eLearning will help learners understand the process for assessing the suitability of prospective unlicensed caregivers and when to initiate a home study.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for relative home studies.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Relative Home Studies (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2195
Description:

The RIGHT RESPONSE Level 3 Workshop is primarily prevention training.  This 11-hour certification provides basic fundamental skills including Prevention, De-escalation, Postvention, and Physical Safety skills. Attendees learn about self-awareness, reflective thinking skills, positive behavior support, basic and advanced de-escalation skills, self-protection, and proactive alternatives which can prevent dangerous incidents and increase safety.

Attendees that complete the workshop receive a 2 year certification.

Since 1993, Service Alternatives has been researching and developing best practices in the management of behavior and aggression problems in families, schools, group homes, hospitals, camps, detention centers and beyond.  Together, the staff team at Service Alternatives Training Institute has more than 200 years of experience within the company.    

Length (hours):
11
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Right Response (Level 3)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110527

161307
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2197
Description:
The RIGHT RESPONSE Workshop is primarily prevention training. The Advanced Level 4 training is a full 14-hour certification which provides the skills of Prevention, De-escalation, Postvention and Physical Interventions, including Escorts and Therapeutic Holds. Attendees learn to use physical intervention as the last resort to maintaining safety and learn more proactive alternatives which can prevent dangerous incidents and increase safety.
 
Attendees that complete the workshop receive a 1 year certification and recertification training will be offered annually.
 
Since 1993, Service Alternatives has been researching and developing best practices in the management of behavior and aggression problems in families, schools, group homes, hospitals, camps, detention centers and beyond.  Together, the staff team at Service Alternatives Training Institute has more than 200 years of experience within the company.    
 
Completion of Right Response levels 1-3 is not required. Right Response level 4 is a stand-alone training with no pre-requisites.
 
Workers need regional approval to register for Right Response Level 4 training. Please connect with your AA, Deputy RA, or RA to confirm you may enroll in this course.
Length (hours):
14
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Right Response (Level 4)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110448

161259
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3114
Description:

This 3-hour course will help Children’s Administration social workers and supervisors who do ongoing work in the child welfare system with identification of and responses to secondary trauma. The training will increase knowledge and understanding of the levels of secondary trauma, its impact, and how to manage the impact in our environment.

Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW serves as the Clinical Program Director at HopeSparks Family Services in Pierce County.  Through her role as Clinical Director, Ms. Mulligan is committed to creating a team of therapists that are culturally responsive; current on best practices in the field; and building integrated systems that seek to respond holistically to children and adults who have been victims of trauma. Ms. Mulligan is regularly invited to speak regionally on Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), effects of trauma on children and adults; and as an expert on anxiety and trauma.  Her audiences range from clinicians to judges and she is often a guest lecturer in social work master's programs. A graduate of Social Work program at the University of Washington, Seattle, Ms. Mulligan is passionate about reframing the legal paradigm of response to child trauma victims to be child-centric and creating systemic partnerships that remove barriers for children.

Christina R Fajardo, MA, LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Child & Family Therapist at HopeSparks, Tacoma, WA. She is responsible for providing individual/ family counseling using evidence based and best practices for mental health treatment of children and families. She is a certified instructor for the Incredible Years parenting program. 

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Secondary Trauma: Impact and Solutions

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110347

161204
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2093
Description:

Drug testing practices and their use in child welfare assessment of safety and risk is covered in this course.  Participants learn the guidelines for the frequency and duration of testing, practices at drug collection sites, detection of adulterated samples and interpreting drug test results. Participants will know what to test and how to include this in the assessments of parents involved in the child welfare system, focusing on the behavior of parents, and knowing what a drug test can tell us is emphasized.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Drug Testing (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110260

161103
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2125
Description:

This 3-hour Faculty Led workshop focuses on the increased use of opioids and the impact to child welfare in Washington State.  When you are wondering how to tell if someone is using drugs, physical signs can be your first indicator. This course will review some of the most common symptoms, physically, that someone could be on drugs or abusing drugs.

While there certainly tend to be some physical symptoms present when someone is on drugs, it is also important to look for signs of substance abuse that are behavioral and psychological.

As someone’s drug addiction continues, it often becomes more severe, and their behavior will be almost entirely focused on obtaining their next dose of drugs, and maintaining their high. We will explore how to engage with parents using drugs.

While it can be troublesome to see the signs of drug abuse, it is also important to realize you should not jump to conclusions. Instead, you should try to learn more about signs of abuse, and then explore professional care options.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Faculty Led Workshop: What’s Opioids Got to Do With It?

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110521

161304
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2194
Description:

This 7-hour course will provide participants with an overall understanding of the concept of Harm Reduction, substance use and how it affects the safety of children in the family, including inter-generational use. It covers how to utilize harm reduction plans and how to measure progress sufficiently to have mitigated the safety threats to the children with families who have children of all ages (0-18 years). The training provides an in-depth look at how workers can best support families and clients in recovery. Additionally, it will share how to connect families to appropriate resources.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Harm Reduction Planning with Substance Using Families

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2201
Description:

This session will provide a basic review of the Safety Framework and an overview of the Specialized Domestic Violence Assessment, focusing on the most salient issues in screening and assessment for child welfare workers.  Participants will then consider a case example of a family experiencing domestic violence (a live case or the case scenario provided in the attachment) and apply the safety framework to determine whether the children in question are safe or unsafe.  Important issues regarding best practices for visitation and other important decisions will be touched on but are not covered in depth in this brief session.

As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  1. Know the child safety threats most likely to be present when domestic violence endangers child safety.
  2. Know CA policy regarding screening for DV and managing cases where DV is identified, including what information workers must attempt to collect to properly assess child safety in families impacted by DV.

Improve skills at assessing child safety in cases where domestic violence is occurring.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110506

161268
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110511
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult FVS/CFWS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CFWS & FVS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult CPS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CPS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fifth week of RCT instruction. 

In this short eLearning, participants will learn the role of visitation in child well-being and permanency, as well as the social worker's role in providing visits. 

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for visitation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Visitation (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110507
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules:

In this module, you’ll:
•    Identify the role of child welfare in Washington State.
•    Better understand the basic organizational structure of Children’s Administration (CA).
•    Feel more confident in your understanding of your role within the child welfare system.

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 1 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110507

203457
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110508
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Describe the overall “flow” of most cases through the system
•    Understand the basics of the dependency court process

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 2 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110508

203458
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110509
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Review the basic organizational structure of CA
•    Answer questions about the various job roles encountered by most social service specialists

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 3 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110509

203459
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110510
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Feel more confident in your understanding of the role you play. 
•    Accurately apply important laws to scenarios.
•    Make further connections between child safety, permanency, and wellbeing, and the specific actions you are required to complete in the course of your work.

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 4 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110510

203460
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2199
Description:

This three-hour course covers Situational Leadership and Supervisor Readiness (4Rs). The course will review the three necessary components and strategies to impact performance. The Situational Leadership Theory developed by Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard presents a model that suggests that to be effective leaders, supervisors must match their leadership style to an individual worker’s level of job readiness (job maturity). The manager’s effectiveness depends on their ability to correctly identify the supervisor’s readiness level and to employ the appropriate leader style in that particular situation. Supervisor readiness for any task is determined by the supervisor’s ability and willingness.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Supervisor Readiness

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110500

161262
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2192
Description:

Foster care youth face great educational disparities at both the K-12 and post-secondary education levels.  To address these disparities, there has been a surge of college access and retention programs that have been developed across the country to support the post-secondary aspirations of foster care youth. This presentation focuses on findings of one of the first college access and retention programs to be rigorously evaluated in the United States, Wayne State University's Transition to Independence Program (TIP).  Since program implementation (2012), retention rates have moved from 45% (2012) to 75% (2017).  This is on par with other first-generation, low income students who enroll at the University. TIP foster youth were significantly more likely to be retained than foster youth who were not enrolled in the TIP program at WSU. Information will also be shared on federal policy efforts that have been recently introduced to support both the growth and evaluation efforts of these initiatives. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the unique challenges of college enrolled foster youth
  2. Understand what the components of one college retention model are (Wayne State’s Transition to Independence Program)
  3. Understand student use/popularity of each programmatic component
  4. Understand the effectiveness of program model in retaining foster youth and how these foster youth compare to other first generation, low income students in terms of college retention and graduation measures.
  5. Learn about federal policies designed to support college going and retention rates of foster youth.

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Angelique Day
Associate Professor of University of Washington School of Social work

Angelique Day received her PhD in interdisciplinary health science in 2011 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She earned an MSW from Michigan State University in 2005 and a BS summa cum laude in sociology/psychology from Central Michigan University.  Much of her research focuses on foster care youth, including examining the differences in college retention rates between foster care youth and other low-income first-generation college students, and examining “youth voice” and its impact on child welfare, education and health policy reform. From 2011–2016, she was an assistant professor of social work at Wayne State University, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate classes. She’s been an evaluator, principal investigator or project coordinator on major studies funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and McGregor Fund, among others.  Day has received many awards and honors, including a year-long congressional fellowship awarded during the 2016–2017 academic year by the Society for Research on Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was assigned to the office of Congressman Danny K. Davis where she helped develop the congressman’s child welfare and higher education legislative portfolios.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators, Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance What opportunities exist in child welfare system to support college-going behavior of foster care

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110601

161302
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3110
Description:

In this workshop supervisors and managers will develop their skills for engaging across culture when tension exists.  Participants will explore Intent vs. Impact, how implicit bias can effect their decision making in determining outcomes and unpack dynamics between employees when conflict exists.  Participants will learn how best to approach tense situations through role playing, video, and small and large group discussion.

Objectives. Participants will…

  1. Learn strategies for engaging when they commit, witness or experience a microaggression;
  2. Explore strategies for addressing conflict that occurs between their staff;
  3. Improve their ability to have courageous conversations.

This course is presented by Dr. Caprice Hollins. Dr. Hollins is the co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and community psychology in 1998.  She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience studying and working with ethnically diverse populations.  She has over 14 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based trainings, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff, institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. She also currently works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

CEU eligible: 6 credits

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Advanced Microaggressions for Supervisors: Guiding Staff through Cultural Conflict

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF new hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers.

Maestro Course Code: ILT_110616

202540
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2161
Description:

Coaching sessions are an opportunity for participants to receive training and support on critical topics that is flexible enough to respond to their current needs.  Coaching sessions can involve one or several workers, and may be delivered in person, on the phone or by other real time collaboration (face-time, etc).  Preferably, they allow material to be understood within a context of an actual case, and completion of current work.

This coaching session opportunity for staff will aim at compliance with ICWA, give recommendations for working with Tribes and Tribal families, revisit the Federal Act, State ICW codes and current policies/procedures when ICWA applies or is being considered.  

This session will revisit current practices in CA, specialized units and steps available for staff, including tailored topics such as:

  1. Initial Intake (ICW Procedures at initial contact) 
  2. Tribal/State Agreements 
  3. Inquiry and Verification of Child’s Indian Status 
  4. Disclosure of Confidential Records/Information to Tribes
  5. Child Protective Services for Indian Children 
  6. Casework Activities for Court Proceedings – forms Legal Notice, FamLink Response from NAIR eLearning, Monthly Progress report, 
  7. Indian Child Placement Preferences and Relative Search
  8. Adoption
  9. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Indian Children
  10. Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees 
  11. Payments for Services for Children in Tribal Care or Custody
  12. Casework Services for Children and Families of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes and Canadian First Nations
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered. Coaching is available via individual sessions, small group sessions such as at unit meetings, or large group settings such as All Staff meetings. Once a request is made, the Alliance Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer will reach out to schedule your customized coaching appointment. Once completed, the coaching session will be entered into LMS Maestro so the worker's training record will reflect completed coaching.

Please direct all questions and requests to Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer Francis Cacalda at cacalf@uw.edu.

161308
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2115
Description:

For years society has encouraged colorblind ideology without taking into consideration the impact this has on People of Color.  Through video, interactive activities and discussion of the research, participants are challenged to examine implicit bias, stereotype threat and its effect on cross cultural relationships and ethnic/racial identity development.  As a result, participants deepen their appreciation of challenges facing People of Color, grow in self-awareness and learn ways to mitigate the impact.

Objectives:
Participants Will…

  1. Engage in courageous conversations;
  2. Deepen their understanding of implicit bias and stereotype threat;
  3. Learn strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias.

This training is presented by Cultures Connecting, LLC. Cultures Connecting, LLC was founded in 2008, providing culturally relevant professional development, keynote addresses, consulting and coaching services to organizations seeking to improve their staffs’ ability to effectively work with diverse cultures. 

 

Owners, Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D., and Ilsa M. Govan, M.A., have over 30 years combined experience researching race related topics, designing curriculum, and facilitating culturally relevant professional development workshops.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

Workforce registration:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Cultural Competence: Understanding Implicit Bias and the Impact of Racial Stereotyping

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110617

203320
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2140
Description:

This in-service level training will teach participants the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, and give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110346

161193
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2136
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, as well as reviewing State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110324

161181
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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3082
Description:

Participants will leave this training with a common language and understanding of what is meant by cultural competence and the work they need to do to grow their ability to effectively engage across cultures, an understanding of Racial Microaggressions and why they are problematic, and an increased ability to have courageous conversation about difference and to effectively engage racial tension.

This training is presented by Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, LLC.  Dr. Hollins received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and community psychology in 1998.   She has over 14 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based trainings, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff, institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. She also currently works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Racial Microaggressions: Developing Cross Cultural Communication Skills

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110278

161128
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2201
Description:

This session will provide a basic review of the Safety Framework and an overview of the Specialized Domestic Violence Assessment, focusing on the most salient issues in screening and assessment for child welfare workers.  Participants will then consider a case example of a family experiencing domestic violence (a live case or the case scenario provided in the attachment) and apply the safety framework to determine whether the children in question are safe or unsafe.  Important issues regarding best practices for visitation and other important decisions will be touched on but are not covered in depth in this brief session.

As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  1. Know the child safety threats most likely to be present when domestic violence endangers child safety.
  2. Know CA policy regarding screening for DV and managing cases where DV is identified, including what information workers must attempt to collect to properly assess child safety in families impacted by DV.

Improve skills at assessing child safety in cases where domestic violence is occurring.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110506

161268
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2200
Description:

During this six hour training, the dynamics of domestic violence will be discussed including the psychological and neurological impact of abusive/neglectful environments on children and family unit, advocacy and coordinated response, myths about causation, co-occurrence substance use, cultural stereotypes, accurate assessment and effective interventions.  Particular attention is paid to assessing the difference between anger management problems and domestic violence, and effective management of perpetrators and victims of domestic violence.

Instructor Contact Information
Rose M. Roberson MS, LMHC
(509) 249-0120
Choice_Counseling@msn.com

Ms. Roberson is a licensed mental health counselor who has been in private practice for the past 20 years in the Yakima area.  Her work has been weighted in providing counseling services to domestic violence perpetrators and their victims, and those suffering from single incident as well as complex trauma.  She entered to field of mental health counseling in 1995 after having served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the Yakima County sheriff’s department for a period of approximately 10 years.  During her tenure with the sheriff’s department she spent several years investigating crimes against children, adult sex crimes and homicides.  She also served on the lower valley child protection team providing consultation from the law enforcement perspective.  She is a current member of the Washington state’s domestic violence treatment provider’s oversight committee which oversees the provision of domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs.  She has been a speaker for Heritage College, Eastern Washington University’s school of social work, Central Washington University’s criminal justice program, the University of Washington’s Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, the Yakima YWCA, the Red Cross, local law enforcement and fire service’s agencies related to trauma, post trauma recovery, and domestic violence.  Ms. Roberson also serves as a crisis intervention specialist for two national and international crisis response teams. 

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Domestic Violence – Understanding and Responding to its Many Layers

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110505

161267
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2194
Description:

This 7-hour course will provide participants with an overall understanding of the concept of Harm Reduction, substance use and how it affects the safety of children in the family, including inter-generational use. It covers how to utilize harm reduction plans and how to measure progress sufficiently to have mitigated the safety threats to the children with families who have children of all ages (0-18 years). The training provides an in-depth look at how workers can best support families and clients in recovery. Additionally, it will share how to connect families to appropriate resources.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Harm Reduction Planning with Substance Using Families

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2140
Description:

This in-service level training will teach participants the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, and give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110346

161193
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2136
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, as well as reviewing State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110324

161181
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2004
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fourth week of RCT instruction. 

In this short eLearning, participants will come to understand the importance of the ChIPR in conveying information to caregivers and potential placement providers. Participants will learn important techniques to write an accurate and behaviorally specific ChIPR describing both the strengths and needs of the child. Participants will understand their responsibilities pertaining to documentation and distribution of this document.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for the Child Information and Placement Referral. 

Length (hours):
.3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Child Information and Placement Referral (ChIPR) (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro course code: OLT_110218

160988
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2190
Description:

This presentation is a culmination of information collected through individual interviews with American Indian/Alaskan Native resource parents, youth, and tribal professionals and the results of a comprehensive systematic literature review. This mixed methods study produced 16 characteristics and 13 competencies that were considered to be critical to successfully parent American Indian/Alaskan Native children who are placed in out of home care. These 16 characteristics include having a strong cultural identity; and for nontribal caregivers, those that are culturally sensitive; having an appreciation for diversity and other worldviews, having confidence, being respectful, being patient, having a positive attitude/being optimistic, having a good sense of humor, being generous, being adaptive/resilient, being someone that embraces learning/open to new knowledge development, having a loving/caring spirit, being a trustworthy person, being willing to keep siblings together, being willing to access tribal and non-tribal social service programs, a willingness to access kin and family as a resource for support. The 13 critical competencies that resources parents need to successfully parent AI/AN children include having an understanding of child development, traditional child rearing practices, skills in parent/child relationship building and attachment, having an understanding of traditional/alternative discipline strategies/behavior management, learning self-care strategies, coping, and building and maintaining strong support systems, developing cultural competency, humility, understanding the economy of generosity and reciprocity, traditional communication styles, learning how to assess health and wellness from an indigenous perspective, and having an understanding of history, laws and policies that contributed to the development and implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce the WA child welfare workforce to a Children’s Bureau developed and supported state of the art, national foster/adoptive parent training curriculum
  2. Prepare the child welfare workforce to recruit/retain AI/AN and non-tribal foster/adoptive parents who can successfully parents AI/AN children placed in out of home care
  3. Prepare the child welfare workforce to work with AI/AN grandparents and other relatives raising children in Indian Country

Angelique Day
Associate Professor of University of Washington School of Social Work

Angelique Day received her PhD in interdisciplinary health science in 2011 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She earned an MSW from Michigan State University in 2005 and a BS summa cum laude in sociology/psychology from Central Michigan University.  Much of her research focuses on foster care youth, including examining the differences in college retention rates between foster care youth and other low-income first-generation college students, and examining “youth voice” and its impact on child welfare, education and health policy reform. From 2011–2016, she was an assistant professor of social work at Wayne State University, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate classes. She’s been an evaluator, principal investigator or project coordinator on major studies funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and McGregor Fund, among others.  Day has received many awards and honors, including a year-long congressional fellowship awarded during the 2016–2017 academic year by the Society for Research on Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was assigned to the office of Congressman Danny K. Davis where she helped develop the congressman’s child welfare and higher education legislative portfolios.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators, Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Characteristics & Competencies of Successful Foster, adoptive and kinship parents

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110600

161301
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2161
Description:

Coaching sessions are an opportunity for participants to receive training and support on critical topics that is flexible enough to respond to their current needs.  Coaching sessions can involve one or several workers, and may be delivered in person, on the phone or by other real time collaboration (face-time, etc).  Preferably, they allow material to be understood within a context of an actual case, and completion of current work.

This coaching session opportunity for staff will aim at compliance with ICWA, give recommendations for working with Tribes and Tribal families, revisit the Federal Act, State ICW codes and current policies/procedures when ICWA applies or is being considered.  

This session will revisit current practices in CA, specialized units and steps available for staff, including tailored topics such as:

  1. Initial Intake (ICW Procedures at initial contact) 
  2. Tribal/State Agreements 
  3. Inquiry and Verification of Child’s Indian Status 
  4. Disclosure of Confidential Records/Information to Tribes
  5. Child Protective Services for Indian Children 
  6. Casework Activities for Court Proceedings – forms Legal Notice, FamLink Response from NAIR eLearning, Monthly Progress report, 
  7. Indian Child Placement Preferences and Relative Search
  8. Adoption
  9. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Indian Children
  10. Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees 
  11. Payments for Services for Children in Tribal Care or Custody
  12. Casework Services for Children and Families of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes and Canadian First Nations
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered. Coaching is available via individual sessions, small group sessions such as at unit meetings, or large group settings such as All Staff meetings. Once a request is made, the Alliance Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer will reach out to schedule your customized coaching appointment. Once completed, the coaching session will be entered into LMS Maestro so the worker's training record will reflect completed coaching.

Please direct all questions and requests to Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer Francis Cacalda at cacalf@uw.edu.

161308
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2140
Description:

This in-service level training will teach participants the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, and give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110346

161193
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2136
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, as well as reviewing State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110324

161181
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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3082
Description:

Participants will leave this training with a common language and understanding of what is meant by cultural competence and the work they need to do to grow their ability to effectively engage across cultures, an understanding of Racial Microaggressions and why they are problematic, and an increased ability to have courageous conversation about difference and to effectively engage racial tension.

This training is presented by Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, LLC.  Dr. Hollins received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and community psychology in 1998.   She has over 14 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based trainings, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff, institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. She also currently works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Racial Microaggressions: Developing Cross Cultural Communication Skills

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110278

161128
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3114
Description:

This 3-hour course will help Children’s Administration social workers and supervisors who do ongoing work in the child welfare system with identification of and responses to secondary trauma. The training will increase knowledge and understanding of the levels of secondary trauma, its impact, and how to manage the impact in our environment.

Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW serves as the Clinical Program Director at HopeSparks Family Services in Pierce County.  Through her role as Clinical Director, Ms. Mulligan is committed to creating a team of therapists that are culturally responsive; current on best practices in the field; and building integrated systems that seek to respond holistically to children and adults who have been victims of trauma. Ms. Mulligan is regularly invited to speak regionally on Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), effects of trauma on children and adults; and as an expert on anxiety and trauma.  Her audiences range from clinicians to judges and she is often a guest lecturer in social work master's programs. A graduate of Social Work program at the University of Washington, Seattle, Ms. Mulligan is passionate about reframing the legal paradigm of response to child trauma victims to be child-centric and creating systemic partnerships that remove barriers for children.

Christina R Fajardo, MA, LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Child & Family Therapist at HopeSparks, Tacoma, WA. She is responsible for providing individual/ family counseling using evidence based and best practices for mental health treatment of children and families. She is a certified instructor for the Incredible Years parenting program. 

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Secondary Trauma: Impact and Solutions

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110347

161204
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2199
Description:

This three-hour course covers Situational Leadership and Supervisor Readiness (4Rs). The course will review the three necessary components and strategies to impact performance. The Situational Leadership Theory developed by Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard presents a model that suggests that to be effective leaders, supervisors must match their leadership style to an individual worker’s level of job readiness (job maturity). The manager’s effectiveness depends on their ability to correctly identify the supervisor’s readiness level and to employ the appropriate leader style in that particular situation. Supervisor readiness for any task is determined by the supervisor’s ability and willingness.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Supervisor Readiness

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110500

161262
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2175
Description:

Participants will be engaged to consider their own thoughts, beliefs, and biases about mental illness; understand basic definitions associated with parental mental illness and child safety; and identify family assessment strategies that can focus on the intersection between parental mental illness and child safety. Additionally, ideas and tools for drafting effective case plans and objectives to achieve child safety with parental mental illness is a factor will also be discussed. Finally, participants will receive resources for services and interventions that promote the reduction of risk associated with parental mental illness and enhance protective factors for family well-being.

Length (hours):
8
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Impacts of Parental Mental Health on Child Safety

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110603

161317
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2202
Description:

This training is open to all DCYF workforce and provides certification in First Aid/CPR and Blood borne pathogens/HIV. Training made available for English and Spanish speaking participants.

This training is provided by certified trainers to provide CPR, First Aid, and Blood-borne pathogens/HIV training.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators, Support Staff
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens: Keep the Beat (Workforce)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF new hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers.

Maestro course code: ILT_110137

 

202159
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110511
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult FVS/CFWS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CFWS & FVS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult CPS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CPS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fifth week of RCT instruction. 

In this short eLearning, participants will learn the role of visitation in child well-being and permanency, as well as the social worker's role in providing visits. 

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for visitation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Visitation (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110507
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules:

In this module, you’ll:
•    Identify the role of child welfare in Washington State.
•    Better understand the basic organizational structure of Children’s Administration (CA).
•    Feel more confident in your understanding of your role within the child welfare system.

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 1 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110507

203457
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
Select your Class:

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110508
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Describe the overall “flow” of most cases through the system
•    Understand the basics of the dependency court process

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 2 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110508

203458
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110509
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Review the basic organizational structure of CA
•    Answer questions about the various job roles encountered by most social service specialists

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 3 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110509

203459
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
Select your Class:

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110510
Description:

This 4-part eLearning series is a component of field-based learning in Regional Core Training (RCT). This eLearning series provides an interactive, deeper dive, into the roles and responsibilities of the major programs within DCYF; CPS Investigations and CPS Family Assessment Response, Family Voluntary Services, and Child and Family Welfare Services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the flow of a case and better understand the structure of DCYF offices and the roles of those who work around them. Finally, participants will walk through the basic parts of their job as CPS, FVS, or CFWS workers, including which policies and laws often guide their choices. This eLearning is offered in four distinct modules.

In this module, you’ll:
•    Feel more confident in your understanding of the role you play. 
•    Accurately apply important laws to scenarios.
•    Make further connections between child safety, permanency, and wellbeing, and the specific actions you are required to complete in the course of your work.

This eLearning series can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning series to provide an orientation to child welfare practice and programs in Washington State.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 4 (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110510

203460
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
Select your Class:

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2161
Description:

Coaching sessions are an opportunity for participants to receive training and support on critical topics that is flexible enough to respond to their current needs.  Coaching sessions can involve one or several workers, and may be delivered in person, on the phone or by other real time collaboration (face-time, etc).  Preferably, they allow material to be understood within a context of an actual case, and completion of current work.

This coaching session opportunity for staff will aim at compliance with ICWA, give recommendations for working with Tribes and Tribal families, revisit the Federal Act, State ICW codes and current policies/procedures when ICWA applies or is being considered.  

This session will revisit current practices in CA, specialized units and steps available for staff, including tailored topics such as:

  1. Initial Intake (ICW Procedures at initial contact) 
  2. Tribal/State Agreements 
  3. Inquiry and Verification of Child’s Indian Status 
  4. Disclosure of Confidential Records/Information to Tribes
  5. Child Protective Services for Indian Children 
  6. Casework Activities for Court Proceedings – forms Legal Notice, FamLink Response from NAIR eLearning, Monthly Progress report, 
  7. Indian Child Placement Preferences and Relative Search
  8. Adoption
  9. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Indian Children
  10. Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees 
  11. Payments for Services for Children in Tribal Care or Custody
  12. Casework Services for Children and Families of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes and Canadian First Nations
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered. Coaching is available via individual sessions, small group sessions such as at unit meetings, or large group settings such as All Staff meetings. Once a request is made, the Alliance Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer will reach out to schedule your customized coaching appointment. Once completed, the coaching session will be entered into LMS Maestro so the worker's training record will reflect completed coaching.

Please direct all questions and requests to Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer Francis Cacalda at cacalf@uw.edu.

161308
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2140
Description:

This in-service level training will teach participants the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, and give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110346

161193
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2136
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps for identifying Indian Children, address practical steps to input information into FamLink, give CA staff tips on completing Ancestry Charts and submitting referrals to the Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) unit to fulfill the requirements of the Federal ICWA, as well as reviewing State Law and CA policies.

Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance NAIR - Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Course code: 110324

161181
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2120
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction.

This short eLearning will orient participants to the four means by which this legal authority to place a child may be granted: Law enforcement protective custody, hospital holds, court order, and a voluntary placement agreed to by the child’s legal parents. Legal, policy and practice consideration for each, as well as subsequent placement requirements are reviewed. In addition, the legal and policy preference for placing children with safe, suitable relatives is reviewed.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction around authority to place and placement priorities.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Authority to Place (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro course code: OLT_110600

201533
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their eighth week of RCT instruction.

This eLearning will help learners understand the process for assessing the suitability of prospective unlicensed caregivers and when to initiate a home study.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for relative home studies.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Relative Home Studies (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2202
Description:

This training is open to all DCYF workforce and provides certification in First Aid/CPR and Blood borne pathogens/HIV. Training made available for English and Spanish speaking participants.

This training is provided by certified trainers to provide CPR, First Aid, and Blood-borne pathogens/HIV training.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators, Support Staff
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens: Keep the Beat (Workforce)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF new hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers.

Maestro course code: ILT_110137

 

202159
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3110
Description:

In this workshop supervisors and managers will develop their skills for engaging across culture when tension exists.  Participants will explore Intent vs. Impact, how implicit bias can effect their decision making in determining outcomes and unpack dynamics between employees when conflict exists.  Participants will learn how best to approach tense situations through role playing, video, and small and large group discussion.

Objectives. Participants will…

  1. Learn strategies for engaging when they commit, witness or experience a microaggression;
  2. Explore strategies for addressing conflict that occurs between their staff;
  3. Improve their ability to have courageous conversations.

This course is presented by Dr. Caprice Hollins. Dr. Hollins is the co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and community psychology in 1998.  She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience studying and working with ethnically diverse populations.  She has over 14 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based trainings, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff, institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. She also currently works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

CEU eligible: 6 credits

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Advanced Microaggressions for Supervisors: Guiding Staff through Cultural Conflict

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF new hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers.

Maestro Course Code: ILT_110616

202540
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2201
Description:

This session will provide a basic review of the Safety Framework and an overview of the Specialized Domestic Violence Assessment, focusing on the most salient issues in screening and assessment for child welfare workers.  Participants will then consider a case example of a family experiencing domestic violence (a live case or the case scenario provided in the attachment) and apply the safety framework to determine whether the children in question are safe or unsafe.  Important issues regarding best practices for visitation and other important decisions will be touched on but are not covered in depth in this brief session.

As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  1. Know the child safety threats most likely to be present when domestic violence endangers child safety.
  2. Know CA policy regarding screening for DV and managing cases where DV is identified, including what information workers must attempt to collect to properly assess child safety in families impacted by DV.

Improve skills at assessing child safety in cases where domestic violence is occurring.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110506

161268
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2161
Description:

Coaching sessions are an opportunity for participants to receive training and support on critical topics that is flexible enough to respond to their current needs.  Coaching sessions can involve one or several workers, and may be delivered in person, on the phone or by other real time collaboration (face-time, etc).  Preferably, they allow material to be understood within a context of an actual case, and completion of current work.

This coaching session opportunity for staff will aim at compliance with ICWA, give recommendations for working with Tribes and Tribal families, revisit the Federal Act, State ICW codes and current policies/procedures when ICWA applies or is being considered.  

This session will revisit current practices in CA, specialized units and steps available for staff, including tailored topics such as:

  1. Initial Intake (ICW Procedures at initial contact) 
  2. Tribal/State Agreements 
  3. Inquiry and Verification of Child’s Indian Status 
  4. Disclosure of Confidential Records/Information to Tribes
  5. Child Protective Services for Indian Children 
  6. Casework Activities for Court Proceedings – forms Legal Notice, FamLink Response from NAIR eLearning, Monthly Progress report, 
  7. Indian Child Placement Preferences and Relative Search
  8. Adoption
  9. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Indian Children
  10. Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees 
  11. Payments for Services for Children in Tribal Care or Custody
  12. Casework Services for Children and Families of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes and Canadian First Nations
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered. Coaching is available via individual sessions, small group sessions such as at unit meetings, or large group settings such as All Staff meetings. Once a request is made, the Alliance Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer will reach out to schedule your customized coaching appointment. Once completed, the coaching session will be entered into LMS Maestro so the worker's training record will reflect completed coaching.

Please direct all questions and requests to Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer Francis Cacalda at cacalf@uw.edu.

161308
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2202
Description:

This training is open to all DCYF workforce and provides certification in First Aid/CPR and Blood borne pathogens/HIV. Training made available for English and Spanish speaking participants.

This training is provided by certified trainers to provide CPR, First Aid, and Blood-borne pathogens/HIV training.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators, Support Staff
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens: Keep the Beat (Workforce)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF new hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers.

Maestro course code: ILT_110137

 

202159
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2115
Description:

For years society has encouraged colorblind ideology without taking into consideration the impact this has on People of Color.  Through video, interactive activities and discussion of the research, participants are challenged to examine implicit bias, stereotype threat and its effect on cross cultural relationships and ethnic/racial identity development.  As a result, participants deepen their appreciation of challenges facing People of Color, grow in self-awareness and learn ways to mitigate the impact.

Objectives:
Participants Will…

  1. Engage in courageous conversations;
  2. Deepen their understanding of implicit bias and stereotype threat;
  3. Learn strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias.

This training is presented by Cultures Connecting, LLC. Cultures Connecting, LLC was founded in 2008, providing culturally relevant professional development, keynote addresses, consulting and coaching services to organizations seeking to improve their staffs’ ability to effectively work with diverse cultures. 

 

Owners, Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D., and Ilsa M. Govan, M.A., have over 30 years combined experience researching race related topics, designing curriculum, and facilitating culturally relevant professional development workshops.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

Workforce registration:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Cultural Competence: Understanding Implicit Bias and the Impact of Racial Stereotyping

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110617

203320
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2154
Description:

A difficult conversation is a discussion between or among individuals that has the potential to lead to conflict or highly negative emotional reactions. In child welfare settings, difficult conversations may involve (a) delivering bad news, for example a decision to continue an emergency out-of-home placement or to terminate parental rights (b) confronting parents, foster parents, attorneys or other professionals with information and perspectives with which they are likely to disagree or confronting the unacceptable behavior of peers, supervisors, managers or other professionals (c) engaging in dialogue regarding controversial subjects or decisions. The guidelines below may also prove useful in resolving internal conflicts within or between units or in discussions of differences between and among caseworkers, supervisors and managers.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Guidelines for Difficult Conversations

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110516

161272
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3082
Description:

Participants will leave this training with a common language and understanding of what is meant by cultural competence and the work they need to do to grow their ability to effectively engage across cultures, an understanding of Racial Microaggressions and why they are problematic, and an increased ability to have courageous conversation about difference and to effectively engage racial tension.

This training is presented by Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, LLC.  Dr. Hollins received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and community psychology in 1998.   She has over 14 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based trainings, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff, institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. She also currently works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Racial Microaggressions: Developing Cross Cultural Communication Skills

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110278

161128
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2120
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction.

This short eLearning will orient participants to the four means by which this legal authority to place a child may be granted: Law enforcement protective custody, hospital holds, court order, and a voluntary placement agreed to by the child’s legal parents. Legal, policy and practice consideration for each, as well as subsequent placement requirements are reviewed. In addition, the legal and policy preference for placing children with safe, suitable relatives is reviewed.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction around authority to place and placement priorities.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Authority to Place (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro course code: OLT_110600

201533
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2115
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fourth week of RCT instruction. RCT Participants should check with their Alliance Coach prior to independent completion of this eLearning. Some Coaches will facilitate this eLearning during a classroom session in week 4.

The Dependency Petition eLearning is an interactive and independent learning activity integrating brief legal instruction and practical application/skill building regarding Dependency Petitions.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction around Dependency Petitions; users outside RCT should utilize an assigned case to complete their Dependency Petition rather than using the RCT Case Scenario. Upon completion, users outside RCT should have their Supervisor review their Dependency Petition.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the legal requirements for filing a dependency petition
  • Learn to organize information for case presentation to AAG and court
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Dependency Petition (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: OLT_110513

201521
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their eighth week of RCT instruction.

This eLearning will help learners understand the process for assessing the suitability of prospective unlicensed caregivers and when to initiate a home study.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for relative home studies.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Relative Home Studies (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2195
Description:

The RIGHT RESPONSE Level 3 Workshop is primarily prevention training.  This 11-hour certification provides basic fundamental skills including Prevention, De-escalation, Postvention, and Physical Safety skills. Attendees learn about self-awareness, reflective thinking skills, positive behavior support, basic and advanced de-escalation skills, self-protection, and proactive alternatives which can prevent dangerous incidents and increase safety.

Attendees that complete the workshop receive a 2 year certification.

Since 1993, Service Alternatives has been researching and developing best practices in the management of behavior and aggression problems in families, schools, group homes, hospitals, camps, detention centers and beyond.  Together, the staff team at Service Alternatives Training Institute has more than 200 years of experience within the company.    

Length (hours):
11
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Right Response (Level 3)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110527

161307
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2197
Description:
The RIGHT RESPONSE Workshop is primarily prevention training. The Advanced Level 4 training is a full 14-hour certification which provides the skills of Prevention, De-escalation, Postvention and Physical Interventions, including Escorts and Therapeutic Holds. Attendees learn to use physical intervention as the last resort to maintaining safety and learn more proactive alternatives which can prevent dangerous incidents and increase safety.
 
Attendees that complete the workshop receive a 1 year certification and recertification training will be offered annually.
 
Since 1993, Service Alternatives has been researching and developing best practices in the management of behavior and aggression problems in families, schools, group homes, hospitals, camps, detention centers and beyond.  Together, the staff team at Service Alternatives Training Institute has more than 200 years of experience within the company.    
 
Completion of Right Response levels 1-3 is not required. Right Response level 4 is a stand-alone training with no pre-requisites.
 
Workers need regional approval to register for Right Response Level 4 training. Please connect with your AA, Deputy RA, or RA to confirm you may enroll in this course.
Length (hours):
14
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Right Response (Level 4)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110448

161259
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110616
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their eighth week of RCT instruction.

This eLearning will help learners understand the process for assessing the suitability of prospective unlicensed caregivers and when to initiate a home study.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for relative home studies.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Relative Home Studies (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
Select your Class:

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3110
Description:

In this workshop supervisors and managers will develop their skills for engaging across culture when tension exists.  Participants will explore Intent vs. Impact, how implicit bias can effect their decision making in determining outcomes and unpack dynamics between employees when conflict exists.  Participants will learn how best to approach tense situations through role playing, video, and small and large group discussion.

Objectives. Participants will…

  1. Learn strategies for engaging when they commit, witness or experience a microaggression;
  2. Explore strategies for addressing conflict that occurs between their staff;
  3. Improve their ability to have courageous conversations.

This course is presented by Dr. Caprice Hollins. Dr. Hollins is the co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and community psychology in 1998.  She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience studying and working with ethnically diverse populations.  She has over 14 years of experience teaching graduate courses, working with historically marginalized populations, researching, studying, and facilitating race related conversations. Her experience includes opening and directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, developing and implementing district-wide and school-based trainings, while utilizing her background in psychology to assist district leaders and staff, institutionalize change to promote equity and social justice. She also currently works as a part-time core faculty in the department of counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

CEU eligible: 6 credits

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Advanced Microaggressions for Supervisors: Guiding Staff through Cultural Conflict

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF new hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers.

Maestro Course Code: ILT_110616

202540
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2161
Description:

Coaching sessions are an opportunity for participants to receive training and support on critical topics that is flexible enough to respond to their current needs.  Coaching sessions can involve one or several workers, and may be delivered in person, on the phone or by other real time collaboration (face-time, etc).  Preferably, they allow material to be understood within a context of an actual case, and completion of current work.

This coaching session opportunity for staff will aim at compliance with ICWA, give recommendations for working with Tribes and Tribal families, revisit the Federal Act, State ICW codes and current policies/procedures when ICWA applies or is being considered.  

This session will revisit current practices in CA, specialized units and steps available for staff, including tailored topics such as:

  1. Initial Intake (ICW Procedures at initial contact) 
  2. Tribal/State Agreements 
  3. Inquiry and Verification of Child’s Indian Status 
  4. Disclosure of Confidential Records/Information to Tribes
  5. Child Protective Services for Indian Children 
  6. Casework Activities for Court Proceedings – forms Legal Notice, FamLink Response from NAIR eLearning, Monthly Progress report, 
  7. Indian Child Placement Preferences and Relative Search
  8. Adoption
  9. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Indian Children
  10. Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees 
  11. Payments for Services for Children in Tribal Care or Custody
  12. Casework Services for Children and Families of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes and Canadian First Nations
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered. Coaching is available via individual sessions, small group sessions such as at unit meetings, or large group settings such as All Staff meetings. Once a request is made, the Alliance Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer will reach out to schedule your customized coaching appointment. Once completed, the coaching session will be entered into LMS Maestro so the worker's training record will reflect completed coaching.

Please direct all questions and requests to Indian Child Welfare Statewide Lead & Curriculum Developer Francis Cacalda at cacalf@uw.edu.

161308
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2194
Description:

This 7-hour course will provide participants with an overall understanding of the concept of Harm Reduction, substance use and how it affects the safety of children in the family, including inter-generational use. It covers how to utilize harm reduction plans and how to measure progress sufficiently to have mitigated the safety threats to the children with families who have children of all ages (0-18 years). The training provides an in-depth look at how workers can best support families and clients in recovery. Additionally, it will share how to connect families to appropriate resources.

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Harm Reduction Planning with Substance Using Families

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2154
Description:

A difficult conversation is a discussion between or among individuals that has the potential to lead to conflict or highly negative emotional reactions. In child welfare settings, difficult conversations may involve (a) delivering bad news, for example a decision to continue an emergency out-of-home placement or to terminate parental rights (b) confronting parents, foster parents, attorneys or other professionals with information and perspectives with which they are likely to disagree or confronting the unacceptable behavior of peers, supervisors, managers or other professionals (c) engaging in dialogue regarding controversial subjects or decisions. The guidelines below may also prove useful in resolving internal conflicts within or between units or in discussions of differences between and among caseworkers, supervisors and managers.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Guidelines for Difficult Conversations

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110516

161272
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2150
Description:

Participants in this e-learning will learn about the role of mandatory reporters in identifying possible child abuse and neglect, and in reporting these concerns. The training reviews possible indicators of child abuse and neglect, and common situations that cause mandatory reporters to call in a report. Participants will consider the impact of biases on reporting possible child abuse and neglect, and learn about the problem of racial disproportionality in our state’s child welfare system. The federal requirement that Indian heritage and affiliation with Federally recognized tribes must be identified is also explained. Lastly, the training reviews how to contact Children’s Administration to make a report, what information to have available, and what happens once a report has been made are also addressed.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

Click this link or copy it into your browser to launch the eLearning. At the end of each section you will be able to print a Certificate of Complete to keep for your records and/or to submit to your licensor.

https://prezi.com/2miasj5c42ar/mandatory-reporter-presentation_2518/

161206
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2152
Description:

Las personas que toman este curso digital aprenderán sobre su rol como denunciadores de abuso por mandato cuando se sospecha abuso o negligencia infantil y los pasos para reportar estas preocupaciones. Este entrenamiento provee información sobre los indicadores que pueden indicar que abuso o negligencia infantil está ocurriendo y las situaciones comunes que en que es necesario llamar a la agencia correspondiente para hacer una denuncia. Las personas tomando este curso también aprenderán a considerar el impacto de los prejuicios culturales cuando se hacen estas denuncias y el problema de disparidad racial representada en el sistema. También este curso explica los requisitos federales para reconocer el linaje de un niño/a con una tribu indígena o su afiliación a una tribu reconocida federalmente. Finalmente, este curso también repasa los pasos para comunicarse con la Administración de Protección Infantil y hacer una denuncia, la información que se necesita, y lo que ocurre una vez que la denuncia ha sido hecha e investigada. 

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

Haga clic en este enlace o cópielo en su navegador para iniciar el aprendizaje en línea. Al final de cada sección, podrá imprimir un Certificado de finalización para mantenerlo en sus registros y / o enviarlo a su licenciante.

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161227
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2115
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fourth week of RCT instruction. RCT Participants should check with their Alliance Coach prior to independent completion of this eLearning. Some Coaches will facilitate this eLearning during a classroom session in week 4.

The Dependency Petition eLearning is an interactive and independent learning activity integrating brief legal instruction and practical application/skill building regarding Dependency Petitions.

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction around Dependency Petitions; users outside RCT should utilize an assigned case to complete their Dependency Petition rather than using the RCT Case Scenario. Upon completion, users outside RCT should have their Supervisor review their Dependency Petition.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the legal requirements for filing a dependency petition
  • Learn to organize information for case presentation to AAG and court
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Dependency Petition (eLearning)

CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, Judicial Personal (Including CASA/GAL), and DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: OLT_110513

201521
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110511
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult FVS/CFWS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CFWS & FVS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their third week of RCT instruction, following Interviewing Adults, and prior to Adult Interview Simulation.

In this eLearning participants will review the stages of an adult CPS interview and the information they need to gather in each stage; read a case summary; and view an interview with the parents related to the case. Participants will see how the interview uses strategies discussed during the Interviewing Adults classroom session Participants will be encouraged to consider what – if anything - they might have done differently in preparation for Adult Interview Simulation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Interviewing Parents for CPS (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

This eLearning is a component of Regional Core Training (RCT), it is recommended RCT participants complete this eLearning during their fifth week of RCT instruction. 

In this short eLearning, participants will learn the role of visitation in child well-being and permanency, as well as the social worker's role in providing visits. 

This eLearning can be completed outside RCT as a stand-alone eLearning to provide instruction for visitation.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
Registration Instructions:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance RCT: Visitation (eLearning)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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