Alliance Course Catalog

Social Worker Courses

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2149
Description:

This session orients participants to the definitions of child abuse and neglect in Washington state, as well as practical guidance and considerations specific to how you might identify and respond to various types of child maltreatment. Policy and practical considerations for photographing injuries and conditions in children are reviewed. We briefly discuss forensic interviewing, child advocacy centers, and how to respond to a spontaneous disclosure of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse. We review indicators and dynamics of child torture and distinguishing these dynamics from those more common with malnutrition or failure to thrive cases. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the importance of collaboration with community partners, particularly medical professionals and law enforcement.

Length (hours):
5
Audience:
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 Assessing Child Abuse and Neglect in Afterhours

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

This Afterhours course is part of a four part series, which can be taken in any order. Click the links below to see information about the other courses:

161270
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2151
Description:

Participants will get a broad overview of the child safety framework, the safety assessment approach used by Washington State. Critical concepts including safe and unsafe, risk, present danger, safety threats, and global assessment will be reviewed. A particular area of focus is identifying present danger and taking a protective action (or creating a protective action plan) to ensure the danger is effectively managed. We’ll consider how to assessing others’ ability to participate in a protective action plan. Finally we’ll review the importance of documenting the concerns/threats and of communicating the plan.

Length (hours):
5
Audience:
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 Assessing Child Safety in Afterhours

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: 110515

This Afterhours course is part of a four part series, which can be taken in any order. Click the links below to see information about the other courses:

161271
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2035
Description:

This session will support staff in caring for and keeping children safe when children must be transported by or cared for by afterhours staff.  Participants will review basic considerations for caring for children across developmental stages, including children who have challenging behaviors or exceptional care needs.  An introduction to car seats, including recommendations and mandates for their use and overall installation process is provided to further support staff in keeping children safe.  Participants will identify and discuss general worker safety considerations, both in the field and while supervising youth in our care, as well as ways to respond early to support everyone’s safety.  Lastly, an overview of professional writing for case notes is provided.

Length (hours):
4
Audience:
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 Caring for Children, Worker Safety and Documentation in Afterhours

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: 110522

This Afterhours course is part of a four part series, which can be taken in any order. Click the links below to see information about the other courses:

161298
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2031
Description:

This session provides information and ideas on opportunities to reduce the traumatic impact to the child during removal from the home, and placement into a new care setting.  Participants review policy, forms and practice in assessing the suitability of unlicensed caregivers, and then use two scenarios to practice making this determination.   Policy and practice in assessing the safety of the physical home is also discussed, including reviewing multiple scenarios. The importance of providing caregivers with all information available about the child is presented, and the process and forms that support this process are reviewed.   Lastly, specific requirements related to interacting with the caregivers of infants are reviewed, including policy related to safe sleep, period of purple crying, and the plan of safe care.

Length (hours):
5
Audience:
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 Placing Children in Afterhours

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: 110520

This Afterhours course is part of a four part series, which can be taken in any order. Click the links below to see information about the other courses:

161280
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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1020
Description:

Regional Core Training (RCT) is Washington State’s foundational training designed to prepare newly hired social service specialists with the basic knowledge, skills, and understanding to begin their careers in public child welfare for the State of Washington, Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). RCT is a comprehensive training and coaching program containing multiple sessions which lay the foundation for continuous on-the-job learning and professional development critical to developing competent, confident, and effective child welfare professionals. RCT begins on a new employee’s date of hire, either the 1st or the 16th of each month.

RCT includes pre-service activities to be completed prior to the first classroom session, then eight weeks of instruction integrating both classroom and field-based learning. The third week of instruction takes place in Seattle, WA. All RCT cohorts statewide will come together for Child Interview, Adult Interview, and Court Testimony Simulation Training during week 3. Once registered, RCT participants and their supervisors will receive a detailed RCT Cohort Calendar from their assigned Alliance Coach. RCT Cohort Calendars will indicate classroom session dates, times, and locations; as well as mandatory field-based learning.

RCT consists of a cohesive developmental curriculum in which knowledge and skills are broadened and deepened, without any stand-alone sessions. New employees must complete all classroom sessions and field-based learning in order to complete the RCT course and be eligible to carry a full caseload.

RCT provides participants with blended learning opportunities, including classroom instruction, transfer of learning activities in the field, and 1:1 or small-group coaching. Woven throughout RCT are several critical concepts, integral to best practice in child welfare, and designed to maximize learning within context and with relevancy to the work:

  • Child Safety, Permanency, and Wellbeing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Disproportionality and Racial Equity in Child Welfare
  • Cultural Competency/Cultural Humility
  • Reflection and Recognizing Bias
  • Documentation Skills in FamLink
  • Program Specific Job Skills
Length (hours):
320
Audience:
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 Regional Core Training (RCT)

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: 110440

161254
Delivery Method:
Classroom, E-Learning, Coaching Session
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2186
Description:

The most frequent allegation of child maltreatment is neglect.  Some families are referred to the department numerous times with little change in family functioning.  In this course, participants will learn how to assess for chronic neglect, its effects on children and appropriate interventions.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Appropriate Interventions for Chronic Neglect

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: 110434

161249
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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2101
Description:

This two hour In-Service builds upon information received in the Regional Core Training (RCT) on assessing parents, others in the family household, those who may have frequent unsupervised access to children, and Safety Plan participants.  Learners will review Children’s Administration policy, including who, when and what types of screenings are required.  Additional assessment tools, including the gathering questions and the Structured Decision Making Risk Assessment will also be explored.  The current CFSR and Case Review Tool compliance criteria for assessing all individuals in the home and those with frequent unsupervised access to children will be reviewed and practiced in small groups. 

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
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 Assessing the Whole Household for 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: 110304

161112
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110613
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Authority to Place (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: 110613

204870
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2002
Description:

This in-service training will provide instruction on the principles and application of research-based child interviewing, effective testimony, and interviewing skills with cultural considerations. It will address the special challenges of working with vague allegations, resistant children and adolescents, non-offending parents and alleged offenders. The purpose of this training is to enhance child interviewing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in intensive interview skill building exercises with trained actors. Training will provide individualized feedback concerning dealing with complex situations, and working with children who are reluctant to talk or have special needs.

Schedule for all locations listed below:

  • Mon.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tues.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Weds.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thurs.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fri.: 8:15 am to 9:15 am  (early start for test available at 8:00 am)
Length (hours):
33
Audience:
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 Child Abuse Interviewing & Assessment (CAIA)

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: 293 

160986
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110614
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
.3
Audience:
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 Regional Core Training (RCT)

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: 110614

204872
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2111
Description:

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

Length (hours):
18
Audience:
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 Child Protective Services In-Service

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: 110518

161276
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2158
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Assessments (Functionality and Content) field based coaching topics include:

Content and FamLink functionality in completing the Investigative Assessment (IA), Family Assessment Response Family Assessment (FARFA) and Comprehensive Family Evaluation (CFE); understanding the use of the gathering questions to assess for child safety; identifying and utilizing protective factors and protective capacities for safety and case planning; understanding timeframes for each assessment in the different program areas; service referrals and the use of EBP’s.

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161216
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2157
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to the Department of Children, Youth and Family's workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session.

Assessing for Child Safety throughout the Life of the Case field based coaching topics include:

Assessing for present danger/impending danger; applying the Child Safety Framework; understanding the 17 safety threats and how to plan for present danger with protective action plans and safety plans in cases with identified impending danger; how to make appropriate collateral contacts; interviewing of children, parents/caregivers and all adults in the home; using medical consultation (Med-Cons); scheduling and preparing for appropriate case staffings; using Structured Decision Making (SDM) to help assess risk in cases and reassessing child safety throughout the life of the case.  

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161215
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
110615
Description:

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

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Dependency Petition (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: 110615

204874
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2018
Description:

This training focuses on domestic violence in child welfare cases, and the policies and best practices outlined in the “Social Worker's Practice Guide to Domestic Violence.”  Participants will gain knowledge and skills specific to four core areas: universal and periodic screening for domestic violence, conducting a specialized DV assessment, engagement and accountability with DV perpetrators, and safety planning with families experiencing DV. Participants will learn knowledge as well as skills for applying the knowledge.

Length (hours):
14
Audience:
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 Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

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: 110229

161245
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2062
Description:

This course focuses on DCYF Education Policy and Procedures to achieve positive educational outcomes through solid education planning throughout the child's experience in out-of-home care. Caseworkers will understand education case planning and documentation requirements as well as how to engage with schools on enrollment, transportation plans, and potential cost sharing agreements. Information sharing processes and Post-Secondary Education and Training resources are also provided.

Course Review Quotes:

This course focuses on DCYF Education Policy and Procedures to achieve positive educational outcomes through solid education planning throughout the child's experience in out-of-home care. Caseworkers will understand education case planning and documentation requirements as well as how to engage with schools on enrollment, transportation plans, and potential cost sharing agreements. Information sharing processes and Post-Secondary Education and Training resources are also provided.

***Supervisors: This eLearning may be completed individually or as a group during a unit meeting. If the eLearning is completed as a group, be sure to contact an Alliance coach to input completion of the eLearning training in LMS for all participants.

Supervisors may use the Supervisors Guide to Education Policy and Case Planning eLearning available here to promote discussion after caseworkers have taken the eLearning. (this is an optional activity)

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Education Policy and Case Planning

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: 110610

161319
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110612
Description:

Washington States Extended Foster Care Program allows dependent youth in placement at age 18 to continue to receive services including placement resources until age 21, in order to complete their education and ease the transition to adulthood. In this eLearning, case carrying Supervisors and Case Workers will become familiar with the evolution of this program as well as its current Policy and Practice and learn how to document various EFC Services in FamLink.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Extended Foster Care (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: 110612

204868
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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21181
Description:

This two-day in-service training will prepare new Family Voluntary Services (FVS) caseworkers and experienced FVS caseworkers who wish to improve their practice to engage parents and families from the point of transfer or case assignment. Participants will learn how to make the most of the first meeting and monthly visits with the parent in building a working relationship geared to reducing or mitigating safety threats and risk. Participants will be provided opportunity to improve the quality of case plans by linking services to behavior changes. Participants will learn policy expectations and good practice strategies for family engagement.

*****Participants are required to bring their tablets to the training.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Family Voluntary Services In-Service

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: 110608

198899
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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9092
Description:

This 3-hour webinar is part 1 of a 2-part series, and will provide participants with an understanding of substance use and when it affects the safety of children in the family, how to safety plan with families who have children of all ages (0-18), how to support clients in their treatment programs, and how to measure progress sufficient to have mitigated the safety threats to the children.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
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 Harm Reduction and Safety Planning with Substance Using Families: Part 1

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: 110631

207495
Delivery Method:
Webinar
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9046
Description:

This 3-hour webinar is part 2 of a 2-part series, and will provide participants with an understanding of substance use and when it affects the safety of children in the family, how to safety plan with families who have children of all ages (0-18), how to support clients in their treatment programs, and how to measure progress sufficient to have mitigated the safety threats to the children.

Participants are required to complete the Part 1 webinar before attending the webinar for Part 2.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
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 Harm Reduction and Safety Planning with Substance Using Families: Part 2

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: 110632

207496
Delivery Method:
Webinar
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2137
Description:

This 6-hour course will help child welfare staff build skills to more accurately identify youth who are or may be commercially sexually exploited. The training will provide a framework for understanding this issue, as well as for understanding the basic social work practices that support helping these youth reach positive outcomes. Participants will leave understanding CA's policy and legal requirements related to screening and supporting these youth, will practice and consider approaches to supporting these youth, and will be provided with a list of statewide community resources.

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

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DCYF Alliance Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

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Maestro Course Code: 110326

161183
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):
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 Impacts of Parental Mental Health on Child Safety

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Maestro Course Code: 110603

161317
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2166
Description:

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

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

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Critical Thinking

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Maestro Course Code: 110378

161225
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2148
Description:

This is Session 1.3 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This training will support you in identifying the most important information to gather from callers, and in building skills to focus and guide callers toward this important information, so the best possible screening decisions can be made.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 1.3 Interviewing for Assessment in Intake

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Maestro Course Code: 110338

161201
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2144
Description:

This is Session 1.5 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

Participants in this e-learning will learn how and why to collaborate with Law Enforcement to protect children, gather information needed for good screening decisions, and meet legal and policy requirements to share specific types of reports and information. How and why to work with medical professionals to support good screening decisions and assessments of child safety is also presented. Participants will have a chance to practice both skills and receive feedback.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 1.5 Working with Law Enforcement and Collateral Contacts at Intake

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Maestro Course Code: 110340

161197
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2145
Description:

This is Session 1.6 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-leaning will orient you to some basic considerations related to screening intakes which involve licensed or other state regulated facilities.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 1.6 Screening Provider Related Intakes

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Maestro Course Code: 110341

161198
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2146
Description:

This is Session 2.1 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-learning will review policy and legal requirements in screening intakes regarding currently pregnant substance using mothers and infants who were exposed to substances during gestation. Participants will consider important questions to ask callers in order to gather the most relevant information, which will support good screening decisions and capture foundational information which may be used by workers who are assigned to this family now or in the future.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 2.1 Special Circumstances in Intake – Substance Exposed Infants

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Maestro Course Code: 110342

161199
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2147
Description:

This is Session 2.2 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This e-learning will help you ask the screening questions most likely to provide you with information about domestic violence if its occurring, identify domestic violence based upon the information you have gathered, consider the impact of identified domestic violence on the child’s safety, and adequately document the information you obtain.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 2.2 Special Circumstances in Intake – Domestic Violence

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Maestro Course Code: 110343

161200
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110617
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Interviewing Parents for CFWS & FVS (eLearning)

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Maestro Course Code: 110617

204883
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110618
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Interviewing Parents for CPS (eLearning)

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Maestro Course Code: 110618

204884
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2015
Description:

Following this in-service, social service specialists will understand the expectations for monthly health and safety visits with children as well as monthly visits with caregivers and parents. Topics discussed include the content of discussions (safety, permanency and well-being), why these discussions are important, documentation in FamLink, and tips for completing visits timely.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
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 Monthly Visits with the Child, Parent and Caregiver

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Maestro Course Code: 110233

160996
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2102
Description:

Case Workers are frequently faced with parents who use or abuse marijuana and the challenge to assess how this addiction impacts child safety. During this training participants will learn:

  • How to assess for child safety when parents use marijuana (legally or illegally);
  • The impact of second hand marijuana smoke and the science about impairment;
  • The science about pre-natal exposure to marijuana use and its long term effects;
  • Tips to assist workers to work with parents who use or abuse marijuana to promote child safety.
Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Parents Marijuana Use and Its Impact on Child Safety

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Maestro Course Code: 110517

161273
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2004
Description:

This course will provide participants with an overview of permanency planning for children in out of home care. This course will focus on the differences and similarities of adoption, guardianship and non-parental custody as concurrent plans. Participants will explore personal bias, how it influences their professional decision-making, and how to counter bias in making permanency decisions that reflect the best interest of children. All permanency options are explored and a case scenario will help participants understand the multiple factors to consider in determining the child’s best interest and best alternate plan.

***Supervisors: This eLearning may be completed individually or as a group during a unit meeting. If the eLearning is completed as a group, be sure to contact an Alliance coach to input completion of the eLearning training in LMS for all participants.

Supervisors may use the Supervisors Guide to Permanency Considerations eLearning (PDF) available here to promote a permanency discussion after caseworkers have taken the eLearning. (this is an optional activity)

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

Workforce registration:

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DCYF Alliance Permanency Considerations (eLearning)

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Maestro Course Code: 110611

200294
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2006
Description:

Supervisors and caseworkers will know and understand how to apply the case consultation process for staffing cases. This activity invites group learning and participation, with a structured approach to difficult cases, and keeping family development central instead of parental deficits.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
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 Case Consultation

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Maestro Course Code: 110136

160990
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2193
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps to initiate and monitor efforts completed by the Relative Search unit.  When a child is in need of out of home care, the Department should be actively seeking placement of children with relatives. The centralized Relative Search unit assists staff to locate and identify relatives and this training will help staff learn about the process, required forms and how to gather detailed information from FamLink.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Relative Search - Creating and Monitoring your Request (eLearning)

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Maestro Course Code: 110441

161255
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)

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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)

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Maestro Course Code: 110448

161259
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2030
Description:

Following successful completion of this elearning course, participants will understand the purpose of the Structured Decision Making-Risk Assessment (SDM-RA), and how it provides a framework for consistent decision making as well as a way to target in-demand resources toward those who can benefit most. Participants will understand the definition of each SDM-RA question, its application, and the procedures for completing this tool. This course incorporates numerous types of media through video, audio, images, and scenario application in order to enhance the transfer of learning. A score of 80% is required to complete this course.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Structured Decision Making & Risk Assessment (SDM-RA)

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Maestro Course Code: 110183

161011
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2041
Description:

This course will cover the core principles of trauma informed care in working with dependent youth and young adults, engaging youth in their case planning and working with caregivers in supporting the youth’s educational success, permanency, progress to independence and well-being. This course will address policy requirements related to working with adolescents and identify resources to meet those requirements. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice quality health and safety visits to elicit youth participation in planning and improve the quality of documentation in court reports.

 

*****Participants are required to bring their tablets to the training.

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

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DCYF Alliance Working with Dependent Adolescents

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Maestro Course Code: 110526

161305
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110619
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 1 (eLearning)

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Maestro Course Code: 110619

204885
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110620
Description:

This 4-part 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
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Your Role in the Child Welfare System Module 2 (eLearning)

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Maestro Course Code: 110620

204886
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2134
Description:

Participants in this two-day training will increase their knowledge and understanding of early childhood development, neuroscience associated with brain development in early childhood, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), attachment & relationships, and the effects of trauma and maltreatment on development. In addition, participants will gain skills to directly impact the development of this vulnerable population through case management activities and identifying resources and interventions available in communities across Washington State. The following six modules serve as the foundation of instruction, with a final focus on how to best support the development of young children in public child welfare, and locally accessible resources to support early childhood development in your community.

Module 1: Why Early Childhood Matters
Module 2: Understanding the Science of Brain Development
Module 3: Understanding the Science of Attachment
Module 4: Understanding the impact of maltreatment, stress, and separation on development.
Module 5: Helping Children Thrive
Module 6: Informing Child Welfare

If you have young children on your caseload, or you are caring for young children in your home, you will find the information in this training invaluable in supporting your work with children aged birth-five.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Caregivers
Registration Instructions:

Caregiver registration:

  1. Under Select Your Class below, click on the Classes Available button
  2. Find the training you wish to attend and click Register Now
  3. If you are not already logged in (profile required), enter your Username and Password and click Log In
  4. Click the large blue Register for this class button at the right
  5. You are now registered! You will receive an email with details about the training
  6. For assistance with profiles or passwords, you may contact our Help Desk by filling out this form or emailing help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.

Workforce registration:

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DCYF Alliance Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes

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: 110320

161176
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3023
Description:

Participants will learn how to identify the challenges of collaboration. This training provides Social Workers and Foster Parents/Relative Caregivers an opportunity to view teamwork from each other’s perspectives while encouraging reflection regarding the features and values of effective teaming. 

Training participants will:

  • learn how to identify barriers to effective teaming,
  • explore solutions to these barriers, and
  • develop tailored approaches and practices that facilitate teamwork.
Length (hours):
4
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

Caregiver registration:

  1. Under Select Your Class below, click on the Classes Available button
  2. Find the training you wish to attend and click Register Now
  3. If you are not already logged in (profile required), enter your Username and Password and click Log In
  4. Click the large blue Register for this class button at the right
  5. You are now registered! You will receive an email with details about the training
  6. For assistance with profiles or passwords, you may contact our Help Desk by filling out this form or emailing help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.

Workforce registration:

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DCYF Alliance Partners Make Better Decisions: Caregivers and Social Workers Working Together

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: 110345

161065
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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6020
Description:

LEARN is a suicide awareness training that helps participants identify and act on signs of suicide.  The training was developed in the School of Social Work by noted Suicidologist, Dr. Jennifer Stuber, and is based on best practices outlined by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). LEARN® is designed to empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival.

Presenters for this training are contracted and trained by Forefront Suicide Prevention.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Caregivers, 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 Suicide Prevention LEARN® Training by Forefront

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: 110635

207801
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2127
Description:

The University of Washington READi Lab focuses on conducting research related to early identification and intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is also referred to as autism. Their work is important because early intervention and detection can change the lives of those impacted by autism. 

The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to partner with The University of Washington READi Lab to offer the training

to caregivers for training credit.

The training focuses on “caregivers of newly diagnosed children, and provides helpful tips and strategies for the journey that lies ahead.” … “This DVD was developed by the READi Lab, through a grant funded by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, and in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Gigantic Planet. Many families and professionals contributed to its development…."

This course includes a welcome and five chapters; is available in English, and with Spanish subtitles:

  • Welcome
  • Chapter One: Understanding the Diagnosis  (Approximately 12 minutes)
  • Chapter Two: Voices of Experience: Caring for Yourself and Your Family (Approximately 10 minutes)
  • Chapter Three: Finding Help for Your Child (Approximately 11 minutes. Provides Washington State Resource Information.)
  • Chapter Four: Setting Up a Treatment Program  (Approximately 22 minutes)
  • Chapter Five: Voices of Experience: The Long View (Approximately 6 minutes)
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

Click or copy this link to access the online training main page:
https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/research-early-autism-detection-and-intervention

161306
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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2134
Description:

Participants in this two-day training will increase their knowledge and understanding of early childhood development, neuroscience associated with brain development in early childhood, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), attachment & relationships, and the effects of trauma and maltreatment on development. In addition, participants will gain skills to directly impact the development of this vulnerable population through case management activities and identifying resources and interventions available in communities across Washington State. The following six modules serve as the foundation of instruction, with a final focus on how to best support the development of young children in public child welfare, and locally accessible resources to support early childhood development in your community.

Module 1: Why Early Childhood Matters
Module 2: Understanding the Science of Brain Development
Module 3: Understanding the Science of Attachment
Module 4: Understanding the impact of maltreatment, stress, and separation on development.
Module 5: Helping Children Thrive
Module 6: Informing Child Welfare

If you have young children on your caseload, or you are caring for young children in your home, you will find the information in this training invaluable in supporting your work with children aged birth-five.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Caregivers
Registration Instructions:

Caregiver registration:

  1. Under Select Your Class below, click on the Classes Available button
  2. Find the training you wish to attend and click Register Now
  3. If you are not already logged in (profile required), enter your Username and Password and click Log In
  4. Click the large blue Register for this class button at the right
  5. You are now registered! You will receive an email with details about the training
  6. For assistance with profiles or passwords, you may contact our Help Desk by filling out this form or emailing help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.

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 Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes

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: 110320

161176
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.

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

161227
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2114
Description:

This eLearning will help workers understand the process from the start to the finish around how to complete a visitation between a child and a parent at a DOC prison or electronically.

Participants will understand:

  • how to apply the policies related to parent-child visitation when a parent is incarcerated
  • how to ascertain the processes, which vary by facility, for scheduling a parent-child visitation in cases where the parent is incarcerated
  • the requirements and steps to arranging telephonic and electronic visits
  • how to prepare a child, caregiver, and visit supervisor in advance of a visit to an incarcerated parent
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Parent-Child Visitation with Incarcerated Parents (eLearning)

Tribal Staff, CWTAP Students, 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: 110599

200948
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2127
Description:

The University of Washington READi Lab focuses on conducting research related to early identification and intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is also referred to as autism. Their work is important because early intervention and detection can change the lives of those impacted by autism. 

The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to partner with The University of Washington READi Lab to offer the training

to caregivers for training credit.

The training focuses on “caregivers of newly diagnosed children, and provides helpful tips and strategies for the journey that lies ahead.” … “This DVD was developed by the READi Lab, through a grant funded by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, and in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Gigantic Planet. Many families and professionals contributed to its development…."

This course includes a welcome and five chapters; is available in English, and with Spanish subtitles:

  • Welcome
  • Chapter One: Understanding the Diagnosis  (Approximately 12 minutes)
  • Chapter Two: Voices of Experience: Caring for Yourself and Your Family (Approximately 10 minutes)
  • Chapter Three: Finding Help for Your Child (Approximately 11 minutes. Provides Washington State Resource Information.)
  • Chapter Four: Setting Up a Treatment Program  (Approximately 22 minutes)
  • Chapter Five: Voices of Experience: The Long View (Approximately 6 minutes)
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

Click or copy this link to access the online training main page:
https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/research-early-autism-detection-and-intervention

161306
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110621
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 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: 110621

204889
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110622
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110622

204890
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2186
Description:

The most frequent allegation of child maltreatment is neglect.  Some families are referred to the department numerous times with little change in family functioning.  In this course, participants will learn how to assess for chronic neglect, its effects on children and appropriate interventions.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Appropriate Interventions for Chronic Neglect

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: 110434

161249
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2101
Description:

This two hour In-Service builds upon information received in the Regional Core Training (RCT) on assessing parents, others in the family household, those who may have frequent unsupervised access to children, and Safety Plan participants.  Learners will review Children’s Administration policy, including who, when and what types of screenings are required.  Additional assessment tools, including the gathering questions and the Structured Decision Making Risk Assessment will also be explored.  The current CFSR and Case Review Tool compliance criteria for assessing all individuals in the home and those with frequent unsupervised access to children will be reviewed and practiced in small groups. 

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
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 Assessing the Whole Household for 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: 110304

161112
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110613
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Authority to Place (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: 110613

204870
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2139
Description:

This two-day in-service training will prepare new CFWS caseworkers and experienced CFWS caseworkers who wish to improve their practice to engage parents and families from the point of transfer or case assignment. Participants will learn how to make the most of the first meeting and monthly visits with the parent in building a working relationship geared toward safe reunification and timely permanency. Participants will explore engaging children and caregivers during monthly visits, best interest considerations and permanency planning. Participants will be provided tools to improve the quality of court reports in addressing policy requirements and good practice.

****All participants are required to bring their tablets to the training. ****

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 CFWS In-Service 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: 110511

161303
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110614
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
.3
Audience:
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 Regional Core Training (RCT)

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: 110614

204872
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2111
Description:

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

Length (hours):
18
Audience:
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 Child Protective Services In-Service

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: 110518

161276
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2160
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Case Organization and Prioritization field based coaching topics include:

How to prioritize the daily work, including:  using outlook, desk calendars, and reminders; prioritization of caseload activities, assessments and due dates for different programs; reassessing safety and updating safety assessments at pivotal points in the case.

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161218
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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
2159
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Permanency (Timeline/Case Planning /Case Management) field based coaching topics include:

Permanency timelines; permanency from day one; engaging with families to co-create case plans; setting safety objectives; measuring progress versus compliance in cases; transition planning for children; knowing when to file for Termination of Parental Rights (TPR); understanding the court process and when to change permanency plans; understanding the adoption process; understanding parent/child visitation plans (supervised, monitored, etc.); understanding reasonable efforts versus active efforts for ICWA cases.

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                  mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                     kernsc9@uw.edu
161217
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2076
Description:

This course provides information on the service contract process and the role of Social Workers, Fiduciaries, Program Managers, and Contract Managers. Participants will learn how to identify what types of services do and do not require contracts, how to determine if a contract is already in place, how to access contracted providers appropriately, how CA Contract Managers develop contracts and the Social Worker’s role in the process, as well as the process for paying for contracted services through FamLink.

Length (hours):
.25
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Contracts Module 1: The CA Contracting Process

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: 110248

161066
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2077
Description:

Participants will learn about the importance of contract monitoring, the Contract Monitoring Team, the purpose of a Compliance Agreement, and what to do if there are concerns about a contractor’s performance.

Length (hours):
.25
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Contracts Module 2: Contract Monitoring

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Maestro course code: 110249

161067
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2028
Description:

This training is designed for social workers who are serving children placed with Kinship Caregivers, and their supervisors.  The class will prepare you to recognize and address the issues that Kinship Caregivers are most likely to confront, and those that often lead to placement disruption or impact child wellbeing.  Participants will leave with a host of written resources that may be helpful as they talk with caregivers about their needs and about the child’s needs, and as they guide caregivers in connecting to resources within and outside the department that will decrease stress and increase support for them and their families.  Participants will also practice discussing issues of concern with relative caregivers, so that they can be best prepared to have these discussions frequently and successfully with Kinship Caregivers.

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

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DCYF Alliance Culture of Family: Supporting Kin to Support Kids

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: 110519

161277
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110615
Description:

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

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Dependency Petition (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: 110615

204874
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2018
Description:

This training focuses on domestic violence in child welfare cases, and the policies and best practices outlined in the “Social Worker's Practice Guide to Domestic Violence.”  Participants will gain knowledge and skills specific to four core areas: universal and periodic screening for domestic violence, conducting a specialized DV assessment, engagement and accountability with DV perpetrators, and safety planning with families experiencing DV. Participants will learn knowledge as well as skills for applying the knowledge.

Length (hours):
14
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

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: 110229

161245
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:

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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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110612
Description:

Washington States Extended Foster Care Program allows dependent youth in placement at age 18 to continue to receive services including placement resources until age 21, in order to complete their education and ease the transition to adulthood. In this eLearning, case carrying Supervisors and Case Workers will become familiar with the evolution of this program as well as its current Policy and Practice and learn how to document various EFC Services in FamLink.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Extended Foster Care (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: 110612

204868
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2114
Description:

Family Preservation Services, or FPS, is one option social workers have when assessing for the most appropriate in-home service.  This interactive eLearning will cover the service components of FPS, what to expect from the FPS provider and what is required of the referring social worker in the delivery of FPS services.

Length (hours):
.25
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Family Preservation Services (FPS)

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Maestro Course Code: 110277

161127
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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21181
Description:

This two-day in-service training will prepare new Family Voluntary Services (FVS) caseworkers and experienced FVS caseworkers who wish to improve their practice to engage parents and families from the point of transfer or case assignment. Participants will learn how to make the most of the first meeting and monthly visits with the parent in building a working relationship geared to reducing or mitigating safety threats and risk. Participants will be provided opportunity to improve the quality of case plans by linking services to behavior changes. Participants will learn policy expectations and good practice strategies for family engagement.

*****Participants are required to bring their tablets to the training.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Family Voluntary Services In-Service

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Maestro Course Code: 110608

198899
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2166
Description:

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

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

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

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DCYF Alliance Critical Thinking

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: 110378

161225
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2141
Description:

This is Session 1.1 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

Participants will receive practical information about their main job functions, and get to practice applying many of this information. Intake staff serve as the first point of contact for community members with concerns about children, and complete the first assessments of this information to determine if and how CA may respond. These two functions are addressed and information about the role of Intake staff in assessing child safety and in educating the community is provided. The training helps new staff to understand the differences between intake types and to identify timelines associated with each. Lastly, roles and actions outside the scope of Children’s Administration Intake are discussed.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 1.1 Welcome to Intake

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Maestro Course Code: 110208

161194
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2142
Description:

This is Session 1.2 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

Participants will learn critical information about how to make screening decisions using the standardized tools in FamLink – the sufficiency screen and the SDM for Intake. Participants will learn about the state definitions of child abuse and neglect, and the SDM Intake tool, which helps ensure accurate and consistent screening decisions for screened in CPS Intakes. During much of the training, participants will be applying what they have learned to a series of intake scenarios, and will receive feedback on their work.

Length (hours):
1.5
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 1.2 Screening in Intake and the Intake SDM Tool

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Maestro Course Code: 110337

161195
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2148
Description:

This is Session 1.3 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This training will support you in identifying the most important information to gather from callers, and in building skills to focus and guide callers toward this important information, so the best possible screening decisions can be made.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 1.3 Interviewing for Assessment in Intake

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Maestro Course Code: 110338

161201
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2143
Description:

This is Session 1.4 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This training will identify the problem of racial disproportionality in our state’s child welfare system, focusing on disproportionality at intake. The importance of Cultural competence for intake workers is presented, and practical tips related to Intake’s role in child welfare are provided. Participants will learn how they can work to best serve persons with Limited English Proficiency. Additionally, the training will provide guidance about Intake’s role in complying with the Indian Child Welfare Act and in supporting early identification of children who are Native American.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 1.4 Disproportionality and Cultural Competence for Intake

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Maestro Course Code: 110339

161196
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2144
Description:

This is Session 1.5 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

Participants in this e-learning will learn how and why to collaborate with Law Enforcement to protect children, gather information needed for good screening decisions, and meet legal and policy requirements to share specific types of reports and information. How and why to work with medical professionals to support good screening decisions and assessments of child safety is also presented. Participants will have a chance to practice both skills and receive feedback.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers
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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 1.5 Working with Law Enforcement and Collateral Contacts at Intake

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Maestro Course Code: 110340

161197
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2145
Description:

This is Session 1.6 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-leaning will orient you to some basic considerations related to screening intakes which involve licensed or other state regulated facilities.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 1.6 Screening Provider Related Intakes

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Maestro Course Code: 110341

161198
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2146
Description:

This is Session 2.1 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-learning will review policy and legal requirements in screening intakes regarding currently pregnant substance using mothers and infants who were exposed to substances during gestation. Participants will consider important questions to ask callers in order to gather the most relevant information, which will support good screening decisions and capture foundational information which may be used by workers who are assigned to this family now or in the future.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 2.1 Special Circumstances in Intake – Substance Exposed Infants

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: 110342

161199
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2147
Description:

This is Session 2.2 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This e-learning will help you ask the screening questions most likely to provide you with information about domestic violence if its occurring, identify domestic violence based upon the information you have gathered, consider the impact of identified domestic violence on the child’s safety, and adequately document the information you obtain.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Intake - Session 2.2 Special Circumstances in Intake – 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: 110343

161200
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2099
Description:

This course focuses on the requirements of the Interstate Compact and Placement of Children (ICPC), including both sending children in foster care to other States, and receiving children in foster care from other States, as well as ICPC with ICWA cases. Participants learn about the ICPC process for requesting placement of children and receiving children in foster care from other States.  Information on case management activities related to permanency and the legal closure of ICPC cases are provided.  Participants also learn about the home study process, completing quarterly reports, and closing an in-state case.  ICPC is a very technical process and details about common violations, parent visits, and the support and guidance from the headquarters ICPC team are provided.

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

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DCYF Alliance Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (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: 110285

161110
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110617
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance 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: 110617

204883
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110618
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Interviewing Parents for CPS (eLearning)

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Maestro Course Code: 110618

204884
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2029
Description:

This training helps social workers understand the legal requirements that must be met in order for a court to terminate a parents’ rights to their children.   Social workers also learn to separate myths from facts in the area of termination and regarding their role in preparing and submitting a termination referral to their local Assistant Attorney General or other legal representative. A score of 80% is required to complete this course.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Keys to a Successful Termination Referral (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: 110226

161010
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2196
Description:

This eLearning covers the correct way to administer, log, store, and dispose of medications. In addition, this eLearning will provide information/protocol to revise agency policies and procedures with current information and best practice.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Medication Management and Administration (eLearning)

Group Care Staff, click the following link: http://depts.washington.edu/acwewa/Medication%20Management/index.htm

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: 110447

161258
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2015
Description:

Following this in-service, social service specialists will understand the expectations for monthly health and safety visits with children as well as monthly visits with caregivers and parents. Topics discussed include the content of discussions (safety, permanency and well-being), why these discussions are important, documentation in FamLink, and tips for completing visits timely.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Monthly Visits with the Child, Parent and Caregiver

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: 110233

160996
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2104
Description:

Participants learn the importance of parent-child visitation and its association with improved child adjustment and permanency outcomes for children in foster care.  They also learn how to incorporate the following elements of parent-child visitation into case planning and case management activities:  

  • Identify appropriate levels of supervision based on the safety threats and progress made by parents
  • Identify appropriate people to assist with the visits
  • Identify the best location for parent-child visits
  • Report information about the visit to the Court
Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Parent-Child, Sibling Visitation

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Maestro Course Code: 110263

161118
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2036
Description:

This one and a half day classroom in-service will focus on the role of the CFWS case worker in achieving permanency for children. Topics include how to work a case from the beginning to achieve permanency through concurrent planning, having difficult conversations with parents about concurrent planning and the permanency process, how to assess for reunification, determining best interest and choosing alternate plans.

Length (hours):
9
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

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DCYF Alliance Permanency for Every Child

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: 110523

161299
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2033
Description:

This one-day classroom in-service will focus on the placement and dependency filing process policies rolling out in June, 2018.  Caseworkers will explore how to assess the information gathered during contacts with families in determining when a child can be safely maintained in the home or if placement is necessary. The course will discuss legal authority to place and to ensure that placements are made according to the law and department policy. Disproportionality at placement decision and decision to return home will be discussed. Reasonable and active efforts to prevent placement will be identified as well as the necessary communication with parents regarding the reasons for removal and what conditions need to be met for the child’s safe return home. Tips for reducing trauma at placement, ensuring placements are safe and can meet the child’s needs, and setting up initial visitation between the parent and child based on the safety assessment will be discussed.

Suggested reading prior to class:

The Sounding Board-Controlling Heuristic Biases

The Sounding Board-Thinking Fast and Slow

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
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 Placement: When to Place, Where to Place, When to Return Home

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: 110527

161281
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2173
Description:

This e-learning on Prudent Parenting is for both Caregivers and Social Workers. This training discusses the parenting decisions that fall to the Caregiver according to the Prudent Parent Law, provides a few additional considerations when making prudent parenting decisions for children in care, and presents several scenarios that address frequently asked questions related to the Prudent Parent Law.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
Social Workers, Caregivers
Registration Instructions:
Caregiver Registration

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.
http://depts.washington.edu/acwewa/Prudent%20Parenting/index.htm
If you are using Chrome, be sure to enable Flash (by default, Chrome has started turning it off).

 

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 Prudent Parenting (eLearning)

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: 110386

161233
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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2193
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps to initiate and monitor efforts completed by the Relative Search unit.  When a child is in need of out of home care, the Department should be actively seeking placement of children with relatives. The centralized Relative Search unit assists staff to locate and identify relatives and this training will help staff learn about the process, required forms and how to gather detailed information from FamLink.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Relative Search - Creating and Monitoring your 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

Maestro Course Code: 110441

161255
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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2030
Description:

Following successful completion of this elearning course, participants will understand the purpose of the Structured Decision Making-Risk Assessment (SDM-RA), and how it provides a framework for consistent decision making as well as a way to target in-demand resources toward those who can benefit most. Participants will understand the definition of each SDM-RA question, its application, and the procedures for completing this tool. This course incorporates numerous types of media through video, audio, images, and scenario application in order to enhance the transfer of learning. A score of 80% is required to complete this course.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Structured Decision Making & Risk Assessment (SDM-RA)

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: 110183

161011
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2172
Description:

In this two-day training, we will follow the flow of a Child Welfare case and how workers need to incorporate ICWA.  Children’s Administration has a revised ICW Manual and attendees will strengthen their foundational base about ICWA and learn about changes in policy and procedure as it applies to ICWA practice in Washington State.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Washington State ICW 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: 110382

161228
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2034
Description:

Worker Safety – a one-day mandatory training for social service specialists, covering such topics as:  

  • Types of workplace violence related to social work practice  
  • Predictors of violent behavior 
  • Recognizing escalating behaviors
  • Safety in the field
  • Safety precautions in methamphetamine sites
  • Resources and support for worker safety
  • Working with law enforcement
Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

In 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 Worker Safety

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: 249

161014
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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1001
Description:

In this course, participants learn the policies, procedures and best practices for using interpreter and translation services when working with CA clients with limited English proficiency.  Participants learn how interpreter services assist in helping families achieve permanency by enhancing communication between families and the social worker.  Participants also learn how to appropriately and accurately document the use of interpreter and translation services for LEP clients in FamLink, as well as how to navigate the CA Intranet to identify LEP tools and resources in order to best meet the language and communication needs of clients.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Working with Clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (eLearning)

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: 110250

161073
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2041
Description:

This course will cover the core principles of trauma informed care in working with dependent youth and young adults, engaging youth in their case planning and working with caregivers in supporting the youth’s educational success, permanency, progress to independence and well-being. This course will address policy requirements related to working with adolescents and identify resources to meet those requirements. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice quality health and safety visits to elicit youth participation in planning and improve the quality of documentation in court reports.

 

*****Participants are required to bring their tablets to the training.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Working with Dependent Adolescents

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: 110526

161305
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110619
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110619

204885
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110620
Description:

This 4-part 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
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110620

204886
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2091
Description:

Participants learn the characteristics associated with youth who are at risk for running away, and key strategies to reduce the likelihood of running behavior.  Policy and procedural requirements are presented.  The components of a Run Prevention Plan are covered, as well as the fundamentals of conducting a debriefing meeting to assess the youth's immediate needs upon their return.

Length (hours):
1.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Youth Missing from Care (eLearning)

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: 110262

161098
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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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9092
Description:

This 3-hour webinar is part 1 of a 2-part series, and will provide participants with an understanding of substance use and when it affects the safety of children in the family, how to safety plan with families who have children of all ages (0-18), how to support clients in their treatment programs, and how to measure progress sufficient to have mitigated the safety threats to the children.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
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 Harm Reduction and Safety Planning with Substance Using Families: Part 1

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: 110631

207495
Delivery Method:
Webinar
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9046
Description:

This 3-hour webinar is part 2 of a 2-part series, and will provide participants with an understanding of substance use and when it affects the safety of children in the family, how to safety plan with families who have children of all ages (0-18), how to support clients in their treatment programs, and how to measure progress sufficient to have mitigated the safety threats to the children.

Participants are required to complete the Part 1 webinar before attending the webinar for Part 2.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
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 Harm Reduction and Safety Planning with Substance Using Families: Part 2

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: 110632

207496
Delivery Method:
Webinar
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2146
Description:

This is Session 2.1 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-learning will review policy and legal requirements in screening intakes regarding currently pregnant substance using mothers and infants who were exposed to substances during gestation. Participants will consider important questions to ask callers in order to gather the most relevant information, which will support good screening decisions and capture foundational information which may be used by workers who are assigned to this family now or in the future.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 2.1 Special Circumstances in Intake – Substance Exposed Infants

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: 110342

161199
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2102
Description:

Case Workers are frequently faced with parents who use or abuse marijuana and the challenge to assess how this addiction impacts child safety. During this training participants will learn:

  • How to assess for child safety when parents use marijuana (legally or illegally);
  • The impact of second hand marijuana smoke and the science about impairment;
  • The science about pre-natal exposure to marijuana use and its long term effects;
  • Tips to assist workers to work with parents who use or abuse marijuana to promote child safety.
Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Parents Marijuana Use and Its Impact 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: 110517

161273
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2186
Description:

The most frequent allegation of child maltreatment is neglect.  Some families are referred to the department numerous times with little change in family functioning.  In this course, participants will learn how to assess for chronic neglect, its effects on children and appropriate interventions.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Appropriate Interventions for Chronic Neglect

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: 110434

161249
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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2075
Description:

The purpose of this e-learning is to provide foundational information about what domestic violence is, and how it can affect child safety. This eLearning also highlights CA’s domestic violence policies and best practices, found in CA’s Social Worker’s Practice Guide to Domestic Violence. It’s recommended that staff complete this e-learning prior to attending “Domestic Violence and Child Welfare”.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Basics of Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (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: 110246

161064
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2002
Description:

This in-service training will provide instruction on the principles and application of research-based child interviewing, effective testimony, and interviewing skills with cultural considerations. It will address the special challenges of working with vague allegations, resistant children and adolescents, non-offending parents and alleged offenders. The purpose of this training is to enhance child interviewing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in intensive interview skill building exercises with trained actors. Training will provide individualized feedback concerning dealing with complex situations, and working with children who are reluctant to talk or have special needs.

Schedule for all locations listed below:

  • Mon.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tues.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Weds.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thurs.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fri.: 8:15 am to 9:15 am  (early start for test available at 8:00 am)
Length (hours):
33
Audience:
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 Child Abuse Interviewing & Assessment (CAIA)

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: 293 

160986
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2139
Description:

This two-day in-service training will prepare new CFWS caseworkers and experienced CFWS caseworkers who wish to improve their practice to engage parents and families from the point of transfer or case assignment. Participants will learn how to make the most of the first meeting and monthly visits with the parent in building a working relationship geared toward safe reunification and timely permanency. Participants will explore engaging children and caregivers during monthly visits, best interest considerations and permanency planning. Participants will be provided tools to improve the quality of court reports in addressing policy requirements and good practice.

****All participants are required to bring their tablets to the training. ****

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 CFWS In-Service 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: 110511

161303
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2111
Description:

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

Length (hours):
18
Audience:
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 Child Protective Services In-Service

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: 110518

161276
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2120
Description:

This is Section 1 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 1

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: 110296

161141
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2121
Description:

This is Section 2 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 2

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: 110297

161142
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2122
Description:

This is Section 3 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 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: 110298

161143
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2123
Description:

This is Section 4 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 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

Course code: 110299

161144
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2124
Description:

This is Section 5 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 5

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: 110300

161145
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2134
Description:

Participants in this two-day training will increase their knowledge and understanding of early childhood development, neuroscience associated with brain development in early childhood, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), attachment & relationships, and the effects of trauma and maltreatment on development. In addition, participants will gain skills to directly impact the development of this vulnerable population through case management activities and identifying resources and interventions available in communities across Washington State. The following six modules serve as the foundation of instruction, with a final focus on how to best support the development of young children in public child welfare, and locally accessible resources to support early childhood development in your community.

Module 1: Why Early Childhood Matters
Module 2: Understanding the Science of Brain Development
Module 3: Understanding the Science of Attachment
Module 4: Understanding the impact of maltreatment, stress, and separation on development.
Module 5: Helping Children Thrive
Module 6: Informing Child Welfare

If you have young children on your caseload, or you are caring for young children in your home, you will find the information in this training invaluable in supporting your work with children aged birth-five.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors, Caregivers
Registration Instructions:

Caregiver registration:

  1. Under Select Your Class below, click on the Classes Available button
  2. Find the training you wish to attend and click Register Now
  3. If you are not already logged in (profile required), enter your Username and Password and click Log In
  4. Click the large blue Register for this class button at the right
  5. You are now registered! You will receive an email with details about the training
  6. For assistance with profiles or passwords, you may contact our Help Desk by filling out this form or emailing help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.

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 Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes

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: 110320

161176
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2062
Description:

This course focuses on DCYF Education Policy and Procedures to achieve positive educational outcomes through solid education planning throughout the child's experience in out-of-home care. Caseworkers will understand education case planning and documentation requirements as well as how to engage with schools on enrollment, transportation plans, and potential cost sharing agreements. Information sharing processes and Post-Secondary Education and Training resources are also provided.

Course Review Quotes:

This course focuses on DCYF Education Policy and Procedures to achieve positive educational outcomes through solid education planning throughout the child's experience in out-of-home care. Caseworkers will understand education case planning and documentation requirements as well as how to engage with schools on enrollment, transportation plans, and potential cost sharing agreements. Information sharing processes and Post-Secondary Education and Training resources are also provided.

***Supervisors: This eLearning may be completed individually or as a group during a unit meeting. If the eLearning is completed as a group, be sure to contact an Alliance coach to input completion of the eLearning training in LMS for all participants.

Supervisors may use the Supervisors Guide to Education Policy and Case Planning eLearning available here to promote discussion after caseworkers have taken the eLearning. (this is an optional activity)

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Education Policy and Case Planning

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: 110610

161319
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2120
Description:

This is Section 1 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 1

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: 110296

161141
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2121
Description:

This is Section 2 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 2

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: 110297

161142
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2122
Description:

This is Section 3 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 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: 110298

161143
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2123
Description:

This is Section 4 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 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

Course code: 110299

161144
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2124
Description:

This is Section 5 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 5

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: 110300

161145
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2146
Description:

This is Session 2.1 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-learning will review policy and legal requirements in screening intakes regarding currently pregnant substance using mothers and infants who were exposed to substances during gestation. Participants will consider important questions to ask callers in order to gather the most relevant information, which will support good screening decisions and capture foundational information which may be used by workers who are assigned to this family now or in the future.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 2.1 Special Circumstances in Intake – Substance Exposed Infants

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: 110342

161199
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2072
Description:

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

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Mental Health: In-Depth Applications for Child Welfare

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: 110182

161060
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2114
Description:

This eLearning will help workers understand the process from the start to the finish around how to complete a visitation between a child and a parent at a DOC prison or electronically.

Participants will understand:

  • how to apply the policies related to parent-child visitation when a parent is incarcerated
  • how to ascertain the processes, which vary by facility, for scheduling a parent-child visitation in cases where the parent is incarcerated
  • the requirements and steps to arranging telephonic and electronic visits
  • how to prepare a child, caregiver, and visit supervisor in advance of a visit to an incarcerated parent
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Parent-Child Visitation with Incarcerated Parents (eLearning)

Tribal Staff, CWTAP Students, 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: 110599

200948
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2127
Description:

The University of Washington READi Lab focuses on conducting research related to early identification and intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is also referred to as autism. Their work is important because early intervention and detection can change the lives of those impacted by autism. 

The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to partner with The University of Washington READi Lab to offer the training

to caregivers for training credit.

The training focuses on “caregivers of newly diagnosed children, and provides helpful tips and strategies for the journey that lies ahead.” … “This DVD was developed by the READi Lab, through a grant funded by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, and in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Gigantic Planet. Many families and professionals contributed to its development…."

This course includes a welcome and five chapters; is available in English, and with Spanish subtitles:

  • Welcome
  • Chapter One: Understanding the Diagnosis  (Approximately 12 minutes)
  • Chapter Two: Voices of Experience: Caring for Yourself and Your Family (Approximately 10 minutes)
  • Chapter Three: Finding Help for Your Child (Approximately 11 minutes. Provides Washington State Resource Information.)
  • Chapter Four: Setting Up a Treatment Program  (Approximately 22 minutes)
  • Chapter Five: Voices of Experience: The Long View (Approximately 6 minutes)
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Caregivers, Social Workers
Registration Instructions:

Click or copy this link to access the online training main page:
https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/research-early-autism-detection-and-intervention

161306
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110621
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 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: 110621

204889
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110622
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110622

204890
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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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2120
Description:

This is Section 1 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 1

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: 110296

161141
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2121
Description:

This is Section 2 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 2

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: 110297

161142
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2122
Description:

This is Section 3 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 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: 110298

161143
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2123
Description:

This is Section 4 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 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

Course code: 110299

161144
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2124
Description:

This is Section 5 of the 3-hour in-service level training for Social Workers that explores the principles of child development across the age ranges of birth to three years, three to five years, five to 11 years, and 11 to 17 years.  In each age range, factors that affect development across physical, social, emotional, cognitive and reproductive domains, as well as the developmental effects of abuse and neglect on those domains are examined through videos, worksheets, and case scenarios.  Information is provided about services and resources to support Social Workers and children in care.

Participants can view and get credit for completion of all or only specific sections of the elearning:

  • Section 1: Foundational Concepts of Child Development (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: Birth to Three Years (60 minutes)
  • Section 3: Three to Five Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Five to 11 Years (30 minutes)
  • Section 5: 11 to 17 Years (30 minutes)
Length (hours):
0.5
Audience:
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 Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: Section 5

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: 110300

161145
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2143
Description:

This is Session 1.4 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This training will identify the problem of racial disproportionality in our state’s child welfare system, focusing on disproportionality at intake. The importance of Cultural competence for intake workers is presented, and practical tips related to Intake’s role in child welfare are provided. Participants will learn how they can work to best serve persons with Limited English Proficiency. Additionally, the training will provide guidance about Intake’s role in complying with the Indian Child Welfare Act and in supporting early identification of children who are Native American.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 1.4 Disproportionality and Cultural Competence for Intake

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: 110339

161196
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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2172
Description:

In this two-day training, we will follow the flow of a Child Welfare case and how workers need to incorporate ICWA.  Children’s Administration has a revised ICW Manual and attendees will strengthen their foundational base about ICWA and learn about changes in policy and procedure as it applies to ICWA practice in Washington State.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Washington State ICW 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: 110382

161228
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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1001
Description:

In this course, participants learn the policies, procedures and best practices for using interpreter and translation services when working with CA clients with limited English proficiency.  Participants learn how interpreter services assist in helping families achieve permanency by enhancing communication between families and the social worker.  Participants also learn how to appropriately and accurately document the use of interpreter and translation services for LEP clients in FamLink, as well as how to navigate the CA Intranet to identify LEP tools and resources in order to best meet the language and communication needs of clients.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Working with Clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (eLearning)

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: 110250

161073
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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2010
Description:

Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case is one and a half days of in service training, designed for Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Workers, Investigations and Family Assessment Response. The training focuses on the CPS Social Worker’s role in the initial and ongoing assessment of child safety. CPS Social Workers will develop and enhanced their skills regarding the Child Safety Framework and its applications.

This training focuses on learning how to identify present danger and how to take protective actions; how to gather, assess, and analyze relevant information related to safety and risk from child interviews, adult interviews, and collaterals; how to identify safety threats and develop realistic safety plans; and how to articulate and document safety and risk factors to others such as court officials, community partners and others involved in the case.

CPS Social Workers will learn how to re-assess child safety when considering reducing or increasing levels of supervision during parent-child visits; during reunification; and when there has been a change in composition in the household. CPS Social Workers will learn how to apply the Safety Framework when determining whether to close a case and how to complete a safety assessment to determine if safety threats have been mitigated, risks have been reduced, or identify new safety threats and developing higher levels of protection.

Length (hours):
9
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Safety Life of Case (Moses Lake DCYF, 3/25-26/2020, 9AM-4PM)

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: 110606

161326
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2075
Description:

The purpose of this e-learning is to provide foundational information about what domestic violence is, and how it can affect child safety. This eLearning also highlights CA’s domestic violence policies and best practices, found in CA’s Social Worker’s Practice Guide to Domestic Violence. It’s recommended that staff complete this e-learning prior to attending “Domestic Violence and Child Welfare”.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Basics of Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (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: 110246

161064
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2018
Description:

This training focuses on domestic violence in child welfare cases, and the policies and best practices outlined in the “Social Worker's Practice Guide to Domestic Violence.”  Participants will gain knowledge and skills specific to four core areas: universal and periodic screening for domestic violence, conducting a specialized DV assessment, engagement and accountability with DV perpetrators, and safety planning with families experiencing DV. Participants will learn knowledge as well as skills for applying the knowledge.

Length (hours):
14
Audience:
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 Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

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: 110229

161245
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2147
Description:

This is Session 2.2 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This e-learning will help you ask the screening questions most likely to provide you with information about domestic violence if its occurring, identify domestic violence based upon the information you have gathered, consider the impact of identified domestic violence on the child’s safety, and adequately document the information you obtain.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 2.2 Special Circumstances in Intake – 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: 110343

161200
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110613
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Authority to Place (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: 110613

204870
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2002
Description:

This in-service training will provide instruction on the principles and application of research-based child interviewing, effective testimony, and interviewing skills with cultural considerations. It will address the special challenges of working with vague allegations, resistant children and adolescents, non-offending parents and alleged offenders. The purpose of this training is to enhance child interviewing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in intensive interview skill building exercises with trained actors. Training will provide individualized feedback concerning dealing with complex situations, and working with children who are reluctant to talk or have special needs.

Schedule for all locations listed below:

  • Mon.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tues.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Weds.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thurs.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fri.: 8:15 am to 9:15 am  (early start for test available at 8:00 am)
Length (hours):
33
Audience:
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 Child Abuse Interviewing & Assessment (CAIA)

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: 293 

160986
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2139
Description:

This two-day in-service training will prepare new CFWS caseworkers and experienced CFWS caseworkers who wish to improve their practice to engage parents and families from the point of transfer or case assignment. Participants will learn how to make the most of the first meeting and monthly visits with the parent in building a working relationship geared toward safe reunification and timely permanency. Participants will explore engaging children and caregivers during monthly visits, best interest considerations and permanency planning. Participants will be provided tools to improve the quality of court reports in addressing policy requirements and good practice.

****All participants are required to bring their tablets to the training. ****

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 CFWS In-Service 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: 110511

161303
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110614
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
.3
Audience:
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 Regional Core Training (RCT)

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: 110614

204872
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
110615
Description:

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

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Dependency Petition (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: 110615

204874
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2062
Description:

This course focuses on DCYF Education Policy and Procedures to achieve positive educational outcomes through solid education planning throughout the child's experience in out-of-home care. Caseworkers will understand education case planning and documentation requirements as well as how to engage with schools on enrollment, transportation plans, and potential cost sharing agreements. Information sharing processes and Post-Secondary Education and Training resources are also provided.

Course Review Quotes:

This course focuses on DCYF Education Policy and Procedures to achieve positive educational outcomes through solid education planning throughout the child's experience in out-of-home care. Caseworkers will understand education case planning and documentation requirements as well as how to engage with schools on enrollment, transportation plans, and potential cost sharing agreements. Information sharing processes and Post-Secondary Education and Training resources are also provided.

***Supervisors: This eLearning may be completed individually or as a group during a unit meeting. If the eLearning is completed as a group, be sure to contact an Alliance coach to input completion of the eLearning training in LMS for all participants.

Supervisors may use the Supervisors Guide to Education Policy and Case Planning eLearning available here to promote discussion after caseworkers have taken the eLearning. (this is an optional activity)

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Education Policy and Case Planning

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: 110610

161319
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110612
Description:

Washington States Extended Foster Care Program allows dependent youth in placement at age 18 to continue to receive services including placement resources until age 21, in order to complete their education and ease the transition to adulthood. In this eLearning, case carrying Supervisors and Case Workers will become familiar with the evolution of this program as well as its current Policy and Practice and learn how to document various EFC Services in FamLink.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Extended Foster Care (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: 110612

204868
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2137
Description:

This 6-hour course will help child welfare staff build skills to more accurately identify youth who are or may be commercially sexually exploited. The training will provide a framework for understanding this issue, as well as for understanding the basic social work practices that support helping these youth reach positive outcomes. Participants will leave understanding CA's policy and legal requirements related to screening and supporting these youth, will practice and consider approaches to supporting these youth, and will be provided with a list of statewide community resources.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

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: 110326

161183
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2142
Description:

This is Session 1.2 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

Participants will learn critical information about how to make screening decisions using the standardized tools in FamLink – the sufficiency screen and the SDM for Intake. Participants will learn about the state definitions of child abuse and neglect, and the SDM Intake tool, which helps ensure accurate and consistent screening decisions for screened in CPS Intakes. During much of the training, participants will be applying what they have learned to a series of intake scenarios, and will receive feedback on their work.

Length (hours):
1.5
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 1.2 Screening in Intake and the Intake SDM Tool

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: 110337

161195
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2148
Description:

This is Session 1.3 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This training will support you in identifying the most important information to gather from callers, and in building skills to focus and guide callers toward this important information, so the best possible screening decisions can be made.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 1.3 Interviewing for Assessment in Intake

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: 110338

161201
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2145
Description:

This is Session 1.6 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-leaning will orient you to some basic considerations related to screening intakes which involve licensed or other state regulated facilities.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 1.6 Screening Provider Related Intakes

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: 110341

161198
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2099
Description:

This course focuses on the requirements of the Interstate Compact and Placement of Children (ICPC), including both sending children in foster care to other States, and receiving children in foster care from other States, as well as ICPC with ICWA cases. Participants learn about the ICPC process for requesting placement of children and receiving children in foster care from other States.  Information on case management activities related to permanency and the legal closure of ICPC cases are provided.  Participants also learn about the home study process, completing quarterly reports, and closing an in-state case.  ICPC is a very technical process and details about common violations, parent visits, and the support and guidance from the headquarters ICPC team are provided.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (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: 110285

161110
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110617
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110617

204883
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110618
Description:

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.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110618

204884
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2029
Description:

This training helps social workers understand the legal requirements that must be met in order for a court to terminate a parents’ rights to their children.   Social workers also learn to separate myths from facts in the area of termination and regarding their role in preparing and submitting a termination referral to their local Assistant Attorney General or other legal representative. A score of 80% is required to complete this course.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Keys to a Successful Termination Referral (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: 110226

161010
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2196
Description:

This eLearning covers the correct way to administer, log, store, and dispose of medications. In addition, this eLearning will provide information/protocol to revise agency policies and procedures with current information and best practice.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Medication Management and Administration (eLearning)

Group Care Staff, click the following link: http://depts.washington.edu/acwewa/Medication%20Management/index.htm

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: 110447

161258
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2015
Description:

Following this in-service, social service specialists will understand the expectations for monthly health and safety visits with children as well as monthly visits with caregivers and parents. Topics discussed include the content of discussions (safety, permanency and well-being), why these discussions are important, documentation in FamLink, and tips for completing visits timely.

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
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 Monthly Visits with the Child, Parent and Caregiver

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: 110233

160996
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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2102
Description:

Case Workers are frequently faced with parents who use or abuse marijuana and the challenge to assess how this addiction impacts child safety. During this training participants will learn:

  • How to assess for child safety when parents use marijuana (legally or illegally);
  • The impact of second hand marijuana smoke and the science about impairment;
  • The science about pre-natal exposure to marijuana use and its long term effects;
  • Tips to assist workers to work with parents who use or abuse marijuana to promote child safety.
Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Parents Marijuana Use and Its Impact 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: 110517

161273
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2036
Description:

This one and a half day classroom in-service will focus on the role of the CFWS case worker in achieving permanency for children. Topics include how to work a case from the beginning to achieve permanency through concurrent planning, having difficult conversations with parents about concurrent planning and the permanency process, how to assess for reunification, determining best interest and choosing alternate plans.

Length (hours):
9
Audience:
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 Permanency for Every Child

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: 110523

161299
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2193
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps to initiate and monitor efforts completed by the Relative Search unit.  When a child is in need of out of home care, the Department should be actively seeking placement of children with relatives. The centralized Relative Search unit assists staff to locate and identify relatives and this training will help staff learn about the process, required forms and how to gather detailed information from FamLink.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Relative Search - Creating and Monitoring your 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

Maestro Course Code: 110441

161255
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2030
Description:

Following successful completion of this elearning course, participants will understand the purpose of the Structured Decision Making-Risk Assessment (SDM-RA), and how it provides a framework for consistent decision making as well as a way to target in-demand resources toward those who can benefit most. Participants will understand the definition of each SDM-RA question, its application, and the procedures for completing this tool. This course incorporates numerous types of media through video, audio, images, and scenario application in order to enhance the transfer of learning. A score of 80% is required to complete this course.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Structured Decision Making & Risk Assessment (SDM-RA)

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: 110183

161011
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2172
Description:

In this two-day training, we will follow the flow of a Child Welfare case and how workers need to incorporate ICWA.  Children’s Administration has a revised ICW Manual and attendees will strengthen their foundational base about ICWA and learn about changes in policy and procedure as it applies to ICWA practice in Washington State.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Washington State ICW 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: 110382

161228
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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1001
Description:

In this course, participants learn the policies, procedures and best practices for using interpreter and translation services when working with CA clients with limited English proficiency.  Participants learn how interpreter services assist in helping families achieve permanency by enhancing communication between families and the social worker.  Participants also learn how to appropriately and accurately document the use of interpreter and translation services for LEP clients in FamLink, as well as how to navigate the CA Intranet to identify LEP tools and resources in order to best meet the language and communication needs of clients.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 Working with Clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (eLearning)

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: 110250

161073
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2041
Description:

This course will cover the core principles of trauma informed care in working with dependent youth and young adults, engaging youth in their case planning and working with caregivers in supporting the youth’s educational success, permanency, progress to independence and well-being. This course will address policy requirements related to working with adolescents and identify resources to meet those requirements. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice quality health and safety visits to elicit youth participation in planning and improve the quality of documentation in court reports.

 

*****Participants are required to bring their tablets to the training.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Working with Dependent Adolescents

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: 110526

161305
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110619
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110619

204885
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110620
Description:

This 4-part 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
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110620

204886
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2091
Description:

Participants learn the characteristics associated with youth who are at risk for running away, and key strategies to reduce the likelihood of running behavior.  Policy and procedural requirements are presented.  The components of a Run Prevention Plan are covered, as well as the fundamentals of conducting a debriefing meeting to assess the youth's immediate needs upon their return.

Length (hours):
1.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Youth Missing from Care (eLearning)

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: 110262

161098
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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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2172
Description:

In this two-day training, we will follow the flow of a Child Welfare case and how workers need to incorporate ICWA.  Children’s Administration has a revised ICW Manual and attendees will strengthen their foundational base about ICWA and learn about changes in policy and procedure as it applies to ICWA practice in Washington State.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Washington State ICW 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: 110382

161228
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2160
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Case Organization and Prioritization field based coaching topics include:

How to prioritize the daily work, including:  using outlook, desk calendars, and reminders; prioritization of caseload activities, assessments and due dates for different programs; reassessing safety and updating safety assessments at pivotal points in the case.

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161218
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2166
Description:

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

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

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Critical Thinking

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: 110378

161225
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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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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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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):
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 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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2072
Description:

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

Length (hours):
7
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Mental Health: In-Depth Applications for Child Welfare

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: 110182

161060
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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6020
Description:

LEARN is a suicide awareness training that helps participants identify and act on signs of suicide.  The training was developed in the School of Social Work by noted Suicidologist, Dr. Jennifer Stuber, and is based on best practices outlined by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). LEARN® is designed to empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival.

Presenters for this training are contracted and trained by Forefront Suicide Prevention.

Length (hours):
3
Audience:
Caregivers, 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 Suicide Prevention LEARN® Training by Forefront

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: 110635

207801
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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2114
Description:

This eLearning will help workers understand the process from the start to the finish around how to complete a visitation between a child and a parent at a DOC prison or electronically.

Participants will understand:

  • how to apply the policies related to parent-child visitation when a parent is incarcerated
  • how to ascertain the processes, which vary by facility, for scheduling a parent-child visitation in cases where the parent is incarcerated
  • the requirements and steps to arranging telephonic and electronic visits
  • how to prepare a child, caregiver, and visit supervisor in advance of a visit to an incarcerated parent
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Parent-Child Visitation with Incarcerated Parents (eLearning)

Tribal Staff, CWTAP Students, 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: 110599

200948
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110621
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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 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: 110621

204889
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110622
Description:

This 4-part 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.
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 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: 110622

204890
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2101
Description:

This two hour In-Service builds upon information received in the Regional Core Training (RCT) on assessing parents, others in the family household, those who may have frequent unsupervised access to children, and Safety Plan participants.  Learners will review Children’s Administration policy, including who, when and what types of screenings are required.  Additional assessment tools, including the gathering questions and the Structured Decision Making Risk Assessment will also be explored.  The current CFSR and Case Review Tool compliance criteria for assessing all individuals in the home and those with frequent unsupervised access to children will be reviewed and practiced in small groups. 

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
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 Assessing the Whole Household for 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: 110304

161112
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2139
Description:

This two-day in-service training will prepare new CFWS caseworkers and experienced CFWS caseworkers who wish to improve their practice to engage parents and families from the point of transfer or case assignment. Participants will learn how to make the most of the first meeting and monthly visits with the parent in building a working relationship geared toward safe reunification and timely permanency. Participants will explore engaging children and caregivers during monthly visits, best interest considerations and permanency planning. Participants will be provided tools to improve the quality of court reports in addressing policy requirements and good practice.

****All participants are required to bring their tablets to the training. ****

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 CFWS In-Service 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: 110511

161303
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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
2159
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Permanency (Timeline/Case Planning /Case Management) field based coaching topics include:

Permanency timelines; permanency from day one; engaging with families to co-create case plans; setting safety objectives; measuring progress versus compliance in cases; transition planning for children; knowing when to file for Termination of Parental Rights (TPR); understanding the court process and when to change permanency plans; understanding the adoption process; understanding parent/child visitation plans (supervised, monitored, etc.); understanding reasonable efforts versus active efforts for ICWA cases.

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                  mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                     kernsc9@uw.edu
161217
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2028
Description:

This training is designed for social workers who are serving children placed with Kinship Caregivers, and their supervisors.  The class will prepare you to recognize and address the issues that Kinship Caregivers are most likely to confront, and those that often lead to placement disruption or impact child wellbeing.  Participants will leave with a host of written resources that may be helpful as they talk with caregivers about their needs and about the child’s needs, and as they guide caregivers in connecting to resources within and outside the department that will decrease stress and increase support for them and their families.  Participants will also practice discussing issues of concern with relative caregivers, so that they can be best prepared to have these discussions frequently and successfully with Kinship Caregivers.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Culture of Family: Supporting Kin to Support Kids

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: 110519

161277
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2143
Description:

This is Session 1.4 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This training will identify the problem of racial disproportionality in our state’s child welfare system, focusing on disproportionality at intake. The importance of Cultural competence for intake workers is presented, and practical tips related to Intake’s role in child welfare are provided. Participants will learn how they can work to best serve persons with Limited English Proficiency. Additionally, the training will provide guidance about Intake’s role in complying with the Indian Child Welfare Act and in supporting early identification of children who are Native American.

Length (hours):
.75
Audience:
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 Intake - Session 1.4 Disproportionality and Cultural Competence for Intake

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: 110339

161196
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2099
Description:

This course focuses on the requirements of the Interstate Compact and Placement of Children (ICPC), including both sending children in foster care to other States, and receiving children in foster care from other States, as well as ICPC with ICWA cases. Participants learn about the ICPC process for requesting placement of children and receiving children in foster care from other States.  Information on case management activities related to permanency and the legal closure of ICPC cases are provided.  Participants also learn about the home study process, completing quarterly reports, and closing an in-state case.  ICPC is a very technical process and details about common violations, parent visits, and the support and guidance from the headquarters ICPC team are provided.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (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: 110285

161110
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2029
Description:

This training helps social workers understand the legal requirements that must be met in order for a court to terminate a parents’ rights to their children.   Social workers also learn to separate myths from facts in the area of termination and regarding their role in preparing and submitting a termination referral to their local Assistant Attorney General or other legal representative. A score of 80% is required to complete this course.

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Keys to a Successful Termination Referral (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: 110226

161010
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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 course will provide participants with an overview of permanency planning for children in out of home care. This course will focus on the differences and similarities of adoption, guardianship and non-parental custody as concurrent plans. Participants will explore personal bias, how it influences their professional decision-making, and how to counter bias in making permanency decisions that reflect the best interest of children. All permanency options are explored and a case scenario will help participants understand the multiple factors to consider in determining the child’s best interest and best alternate plan.

***Supervisors: This eLearning may be completed individually or as a group during a unit meeting. If the eLearning is completed as a group, be sure to contact an Alliance coach to input completion of the eLearning training in LMS for all participants.

Supervisors may use the Supervisors Guide to Permanency Considerations eLearning (PDF) available here to promote a permanency discussion after caseworkers have taken the eLearning. (this is an optional activity)

Length (hours):
1
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Permanency Considerations (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: 110611

200294
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2036
Description:

This one and a half day classroom in-service will focus on the role of the CFWS case worker in achieving permanency for children. Topics include how to work a case from the beginning to achieve permanency through concurrent planning, having difficult conversations with parents about concurrent planning and the permanency process, how to assess for reunification, determining best interest and choosing alternate plans.

Length (hours):
9
Audience:
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 Permanency for Every Child

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: 110523

161299
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2033
Description:

This one-day classroom in-service will focus on the placement and dependency filing process policies rolling out in June, 2018.  Caseworkers will explore how to assess the information gathered during contacts with families in determining when a child can be safely maintained in the home or if placement is necessary. The course will discuss legal authority to place and to ensure that placements are made according to the law and department policy. Disproportionality at placement decision and decision to return home will be discussed. Reasonable and active efforts to prevent placement will be identified as well as the necessary communication with parents regarding the reasons for removal and what conditions need to be met for the child’s safe return home. Tips for reducing trauma at placement, ensuring placements are safe and can meet the child’s needs, and setting up initial visitation between the parent and child based on the safety assessment will be discussed.

Suggested reading prior to class:

The Sounding Board-Controlling Heuristic Biases

The Sounding Board-Thinking Fast and Slow

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
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 Placement: When to Place, Where to Place, When to Return Home

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: 110527

161281
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2193
Description:

This eLearning will teach the participant the steps to initiate and monitor efforts completed by the Relative Search unit.  When a child is in need of out of home care, the Department should be actively seeking placement of children with relatives. The centralized Relative Search unit assists staff to locate and identify relatives and this training will help staff learn about the process, required forms and how to gather detailed information from FamLink.

Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Relative Search - Creating and Monitoring your 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

Maestro Course Code: 110441

161255
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2010
Description:

Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case is one and a half days of in service training, designed for Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Workers, Investigations and Family Assessment Response. The training focuses on the CPS Social Worker’s role in the initial and ongoing assessment of child safety. CPS Social Workers will develop and enhanced their skills regarding the Child Safety Framework and its applications.

This training focuses on learning how to identify present danger and how to take protective actions; how to gather, assess, and analyze relevant information related to safety and risk from child interviews, adult interviews, and collaterals; how to identify safety threats and develop realistic safety plans; and how to articulate and document safety and risk factors to others such as court officials, community partners and others involved in the case.

CPS Social Workers will learn how to re-assess child safety when considering reducing or increasing levels of supervision during parent-child visits; during reunification; and when there has been a change in composition in the household. CPS Social Workers will learn how to apply the Safety Framework when determining whether to close a case and how to complete a safety assessment to determine if safety threats have been mitigated, risks have been reduced, or identify new safety threats and developing higher levels of protection.

Length (hours):
9
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Safety Life of Case (Moses Lake DCYF, 3/25-26/2020, 9AM-4PM)

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: 110606

161326
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2114
Description:

This eLearning will help workers understand the process from the start to the finish around how to complete a visitation between a child and a parent at a DOC prison or electronically.

Participants will understand:

  • how to apply the policies related to parent-child visitation when a parent is incarcerated
  • how to ascertain the processes, which vary by facility, for scheduling a parent-child visitation in cases where the parent is incarcerated
  • the requirements and steps to arranging telephonic and electronic visits
  • how to prepare a child, caregiver, and visit supervisor in advance of a visit to an incarcerated parent
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Parent-Child Visitation with Incarcerated Parents (eLearning)

Tribal Staff, CWTAP Students, 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: 110599

200948
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2002
Description:

This in-service training will provide instruction on the principles and application of research-based child interviewing, effective testimony, and interviewing skills with cultural considerations. It will address the special challenges of working with vague allegations, resistant children and adolescents, non-offending parents and alleged offenders. The purpose of this training is to enhance child interviewing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in intensive interview skill building exercises with trained actors. Training will provide individualized feedback concerning dealing with complex situations, and working with children who are reluctant to talk or have special needs.

Schedule for all locations listed below:

  • Mon.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tues.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Weds.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thurs.: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fri.: 8:15 am to 9:15 am  (early start for test available at 8:00 am)
Length (hours):
33
Audience:
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 Child Abuse Interviewing & Assessment (CAIA)

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: 293 

160986
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2139
Description:

This two-day in-service training will prepare new CFWS caseworkers and experienced CFWS caseworkers who wish to improve their practice to engage parents and families from the point of transfer or case assignment. Participants will learn how to make the most of the first meeting and monthly visits with the parent in building a working relationship geared toward safe reunification and timely permanency. Participants will explore engaging children and caregivers during monthly visits, best interest considerations and permanency planning. Participants will be provided tools to improve the quality of court reports in addressing policy requirements and good practice.

****All participants are required to bring their tablets to the training. ****

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 CFWS In-Service 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: 110511

161303
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2111
Description:

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

Length (hours):
18
Audience:
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 Child Protective Services In-Service

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: 110518

161276
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
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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2114
Description:

This eLearning will help workers understand the process from the start to the finish around how to complete a visitation between a child and a parent at a DOC prison or electronically.

Participants will understand:

  • how to apply the policies related to parent-child visitation when a parent is incarcerated
  • how to ascertain the processes, which vary by facility, for scheduling a parent-child visitation in cases where the parent is incarcerated
  • the requirements and steps to arranging telephonic and electronic visits
  • how to prepare a child, caregiver, and visit supervisor in advance of a visit to an incarcerated parent
Length (hours):
1
Audience:
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 Parent-Child Visitation with Incarcerated Parents (eLearning)

Tribal Staff, CWTAP Students, 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: 110599

200948
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2041
Description:

This course will cover the core principles of trauma informed care in working with dependent youth and young adults, engaging youth in their case planning and working with caregivers in supporting the youth’s educational success, permanency, progress to independence and well-being. This course will address policy requirements related to working with adolescents and identify resources to meet those requirements. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice quality health and safety visits to elicit youth participation in planning and improve the quality of documentation in court reports.

 

*****Participants are required to bring their tablets to the training.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Working with Dependent Adolescents

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: 110526

161305
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2091
Description:

Participants learn the characteristics associated with youth who are at risk for running away, and key strategies to reduce the likelihood of running behavior.  Policy and procedural requirements are presented.  The components of a Run Prevention Plan are covered, as well as the fundamentals of conducting a debriefing meeting to assess the youth's immediate needs upon their return.

Length (hours):
1.5
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Youth Missing from Care (eLearning)

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: 110262

161098
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2186
Description:

The most frequent allegation of child maltreatment is neglect.  Some families are referred to the department numerous times with little change in family functioning.  In this course, participants will learn how to assess for chronic neglect, its effects on children and appropriate interventions.

Length (hours):
6
Audience:
Social Workers, Supervisors
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 Appropriate Interventions for Chronic Neglect

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: 110434

161249
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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2101
Description:

This two hour In-Service builds upon information received in the Regional Core Training (RCT) on assessing parents, others in the family household, those who may have frequent unsupervised access to children, and Safety Plan participants.  Learners will review Children’s Administration policy, including who, when and what types of screenings are required.  Additional assessment tools, including the gathering questions and the Structured Decision Making Risk Assessment will also be explored.  The current CFSR and Case Review Tool compliance criteria for assessing all individuals in the home and those with frequent unsupervised access to children will be reviewed and practiced in small groups. 

Length (hours):
2
Audience:
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 Assessing the Whole Household for 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: 110304

161112
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2156
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Ad Hoc field based coaching topics include:

Tasks such as AFCARS, redaction, case closure, and entering ICWA/NAIR information into FamLink, filing of documentation into case files.

 

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161214
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2158
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Assessments (Functionality and Content) field based coaching topics include:

Content and FamLink functionality in completing the Investigative Assessment (IA), Family Assessment Response Family Assessment (FARFA) and Comprehensive Family Evaluation (CFE); understanding the use of the gathering questions to assess for child safety; identifying and utilizing protective factors and protective capacities for safety and case planning; understanding timeframes for each assessment in the different program areas; service referrals and the use of EBP’s.

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161216
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2160
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to Children’s Administration workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session. 

Case Organization and Prioritization field based coaching topics include:

How to prioritize the daily work, including:  using outlook, desk calendars, and reminders; prioritization of caseload activities, assessments and due dates for different programs; reassessing safety and updating safety assessments at pivotal points in the case.

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161218
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2157
Description:

Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice.  Coaching sessions are provided to the Department of Children, Youth and Family's workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare.  Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session.

Assessing for Child Safety throughout the Life of the Case field based coaching topics include:

Assessing for present danger/impending danger; applying the Child Safety Framework; understanding the 17 safety threats and how to plan for present danger with protective action plans and safety plans in cases with identified impending danger; how to make appropriate collateral contacts; interviewing of children, parents/caregivers and all adults in the home; using medical consultation (Med-Cons); scheduling and preparing for appropriate case staffings; using Structured Decision Making (SDM) to help assess risk in cases and reassessing child safety throughout the life of the case.  

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

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered.  Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and 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 the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below:

  • Regions 1:& 2 - Patty Erdman                  pe3@uw.edu
  • Regions 3 & 4 - Marie R. Fujii                   mrf8@uw.edu
  • Regions 5 & 6 - Chris Kerns                      kernsc9@uw.edu
161215
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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: Und