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1013
Description:

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

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

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

 

Comments from previous participants in this training:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tribal Member who participated in this training:

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

Length (hours):
36
Audience:
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 Leadership Training for Supervisors & Program Managers

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: 110502

161264
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2120
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro course code: OLT_110600

201533
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2115
Description:

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: OLT_110513

201521
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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1003
Description:

This updated competency-based training program provides the foundation for effective supervisory practice in the Child Welfare system. This program will prepare new supervisors to become comfortable in assuming their new role, learning what it means to be a supervisor in the child welfare system, and to understanding the new responsibilities of this position. This program is offered on a 3-month period and covers topics such as: Becoming a Supervisor; Workload and Caseload Management; Navigating FamLink for Effective Supervision; Supervising with Data; Elements of Administrative Supervision; Talent Management; Elements of Clinical Supervision; Self Care, Secondary Trauma, Burnout Prevention and Conflict Management; Building and Facilitating Effective Teams; Role of the Supervisor in Critical Incidents and AIRS; Professional Ethics; ICW Government to Government.

Supervisor Core Training (SCT) is for new or current Supervisors only, including those who have a scheduled date for promotion. This is due to confidentiality reasons and feedback from previous SCT attendees.

All classes of SCT must be completed within one year. If participants are unable to complete all days of their scheduled class within 1 year from the first day of the class, they will need to retake the course, as the SCT content is updated periodically.

If you are not currently a supervisor, or do not have an official date for promotion, and are interested in leadership training please check out the course Growing A Leader.  Growing a Leader uses the same great content as SCT and is specifically for people not yet eligible to enroll in SCT. If you later promote to supervisor and enroll in SCT, you can choose retake the days you completed in Growing a Leader or complete only the remaining days.

 

Comments from Supervisors who participated in SCT:

“I think it’s been really helpful to be able to listen to my team and hear what other supervisor’s ideas were.  For example, how to address a person’s caseload if on medical leave.  Recently, I did it in a way that was completely different than I would have before SCT.  Everybody had some ownership in it and I handled it differently than I would have without the training.”

“I think the burnout and job satisfaction [pieces of the training] stood out to me.  If you know your job well, you are happier with it.  That opened my thoughts more in terms of my team, making sure they know their job. Making sure my team is always learning their jobs and getting to be an expert so that they can come to love their work and get to know their work.”

“[The training] helped me to know about the nuts and bolts of the rules of unions and how to handle personnel issues.  I have different personalities in my unit.  As a new supervisor those particular sessions helped because we were able to brainstorm strategies together…I became a lot more confident about how to work as a team.”

“I went with another supervisor and we shared what we learned during our supervisor meeting [back in my unit].  We talked about what we thought was a good idea and what we were going to do and change our practice we were asking for feedback from our co-workers.  Almost everyone in their office is so new [we have a supervisor that has only been at CA for seven months], so we all talk about what we learned and try to see what are good ways to change the supervision role for what would be the best culture of the office.”

“A lot of shifting happened for me going from a worker to a supervisor.  It was definitely touched on in SCT, but it was really helpful for me in that area to be with everyone else being a new supervisor and talking about experiences, instead of an expert talking to us.”

Length (hours):
42
Audience:
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 Supervisor Core Training

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

Course code: 110286

160982
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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1010
Description:

This course is the required supervisor core training for those supervisors who do not supervise social service specialist staff (i.e., federal funding including SSI, clerical).  The course covers the administrative, educational and supportive roles of supervisors.  The course will occur over a two-month period.  The first month will be scheduled for three days; the second month for two days. 

Length (hours):
30
Audience:
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 Supervisor Core Training for Non-Social Work Supervisors

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: 110321

161177
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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2190
Description:

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110600

161301
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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, 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 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 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.

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
2008
Description:

Coaching for Supervisors provides a one-on-one professional development opportunity and is an essential element in supporting the daily work supervisors do with their units and staff. Sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute intervals and can cover:

  • Observation and feedback on monthly supervisory case reviews
  • Use of Supervisor Review Tool in FamLink
  • Documentation / Assessment review and approvals
  • Observation and feedback on skills used to engage with staff
  • Organization and Prioritization of work
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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
200773
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
2167
Description:

One of the most difficult decisions in child welfare is determining when a child requires placement to protect the child from an imminent safety threat or to mitigate ongoing harm.  The decision will have long-term ramifications for the child and family.  This training will cover the factors that go into making this decision including both harm to the child in their own home as well as the protective factors that can keep a child safe.

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):
3.5
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 Decision to Place

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: 110379

161226
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2200
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110505

161267
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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.

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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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2088
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 Social Service Specialists 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, 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 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: 110254

161096
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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2194
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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2175
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110603

161317
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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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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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2004
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro course code: OLT_110218

160988
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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2187
Description:

How do you know when it is safe to begin transitioning a child home from placement?  In this course the factors that go into making the decision to reunify will be discussed including identifying when safety threats have been contained, measuring progress, and the quality of parents’ visits and the challenge of concurrent planning.  Creating and monitoring service and safety plans will also be discussed.

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 Reunification

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: 110433

161248
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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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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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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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2003
Description:

During this course, supervisors will learn and practice a feedback approach that is respectful, supports reflective practice, and supports staff in growing their clinical skills. The approach is based on Debriefing with Good Judgment, which is rooted in and supported by the science of adult learning and of organizational psychology. We will review the idea of psychological safety and its impact on how staff learn and grow. Supervisors will learn about “frames,” how they drive our thoughts and actions, as well as how they are critical places for intervention when we don’t understand why a staff (or client) is approaching a problem the way they are. Supervisors will then learn the building blocks of this feedback approach, and also anticipate some possible challenges they might face in the learning conversations they have with staff. This course is designed to provide several opportunities to learn, practice the skill with real staff, and get feedback. It includes an eLearning, two half-day classroom sessions, and a live online session. All components must be completed in order to receive credit for the course.

Important Note: You will need to complete the eLearning BEFORE your first classroom session. To access the eLearning, click the icon below.

Length (hours):
10
Audience:
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 Debriefing with Good Judgment for Supervisors

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

200058
Delivery Method:
Classroom, 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:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full 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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110511
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110507
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110507

203457
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110508
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110508

203458
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110509
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110509

203459
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110510
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110510

203460
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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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, 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 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
2008
Description:

Coaching for Supervisors provides a one-on-one professional development opportunity and is an essential element in supporting the daily work supervisors do with their units and staff. Sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute intervals and can cover:

  • Observation and feedback on monthly supervisory case reviews
  • Use of Supervisor Review Tool in FamLink
  • Documentation / Assessment review and approvals
  • Observation and feedback on skills used to engage with staff
  • Organization and Prioritization of work
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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
200773
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:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full 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 2: Contract Monitoring

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: 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:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full 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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2200
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110505

161267
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2093
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110260

161103
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2088
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 Social Service Specialists 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, 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 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: 110254

161096
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:

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

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: 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:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full 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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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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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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3078
Description:

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the primary threats to child, parent, and other adult’s safety from Domestic Violence (DV) that may occur before, during, or after parent-child visits, and will gain skills in implementing appropriate visitation plans, including identifying and preparing a visit supervisor and determining location and time.  Participants will learn and practice basic skills for intervention before, during, or after the visit.  The training provides principles for documentation of visits when DV is a concern, and addresses when and how to make recommendations to the court regarding modifications to parent-child visitation when safety issues related to the DV are present.  Lastly, participants will consider how and why to receive support regarding issues of concern regarding visitation in these cases, and have a chance to explore “theory vs reality” and to discuss current and former cases where the presence of DV significantly complicated parent-child visitation.

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 Managing Parent-Child Visitation when Domestic Violence is a Concern

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: 110268

161106
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full 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, Sibling Visitation

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: 110263

161118
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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3082
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110278

161128
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2004
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro course code: OLT_110218

160988
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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2187
Description:

How do you know when it is safe to begin transitioning a child home from placement?  In this course the factors that go into making the decision to reunify will be discussed including identifying when safety threats have been contained, measuring progress, and the quality of parents’ visits and the challenge of concurrent planning.  Creating and monitoring service and safety plans will also be discussed.

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 Reunification

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: 110433

161248
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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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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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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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2125
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110521

161304
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2194
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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, 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 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
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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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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110511
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110507
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110507

203457
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110508
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110508

203458
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110509
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110509

203459
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110510
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110510

203460
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2199
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110500

161262
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2192
Description:

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

Learning objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110601

161302
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3110
Description:

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

Objectives. Participants will…

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

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

CEU eligible: 6 credits

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: ILT_110616

202540
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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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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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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
2200
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110505

161267
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3078
Description:

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the primary threats to child, parent, and other adult’s safety from Domestic Violence (DV) that may occur before, during, or after parent-child visits, and will gain skills in implementing appropriate visitation plans, including identifying and preparing a visit supervisor and determining location and time.  Participants will learn and practice basic skills for intervention before, during, or after the visit.  The training provides principles for documentation of visits when DV is a concern, and addresses when and how to make recommendations to the court regarding modifications to parent-child visitation when safety issues related to the DV are present.  Lastly, participants will consider how and why to receive support regarding issues of concern regarding visitation in these cases, and have a chance to explore “theory vs reality” and to discuss current and former cases where the presence of DV significantly complicated parent-child visitation.

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 Managing Parent-Child Visitation when Domestic Violence is a Concern

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: 110268

161106
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
2167
Description:

One of the most difficult decisions in child welfare is determining when a child requires placement to protect the child from an imminent safety threat or to mitigate ongoing harm.  The decision will have long-term ramifications for the child and family.  This training will cover the factors that go into making this decision including both harm to the child in their own home as well as the protective factors that can keep a child safe.

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):
3.5
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 Decision to Place

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: 110379

161226
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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2088
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 Social Service Specialists 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, 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 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: 110254

161096
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2194
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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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3078
Description:

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the primary threats to child, parent, and other adult’s safety from Domestic Violence (DV) that may occur before, during, or after parent-child visits, and will gain skills in implementing appropriate visitation plans, including identifying and preparing a visit supervisor and determining location and time.  Participants will learn and practice basic skills for intervention before, during, or after the visit.  The training provides principles for documentation of visits when DV is a concern, and addresses when and how to make recommendations to the court regarding modifications to parent-child visitation when safety issues related to the DV are present.  Lastly, participants will consider how and why to receive support regarding issues of concern regarding visitation in these cases, and have a chance to explore “theory vs reality” and to discuss current and former cases where the presence of DV significantly complicated parent-child visitation.

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 Managing Parent-Child Visitation when Domestic Violence is a Concern

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: 110268

161106
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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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2004
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro course code: OLT_110218

160988
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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2187
Description:

How do you know when it is safe to begin transitioning a child home from placement?  In this course the factors that go into making the decision to reunify will be discussed including identifying when safety threats have been contained, measuring progress, and the quality of parents’ visits and the challenge of concurrent planning.  Creating and monitoring service and safety plans will also be discussed.

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 Reunification

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: 110433

161248
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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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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2190
Description:

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110600

161301
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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
2003
Description:

During this course, supervisors will learn and practice a feedback approach that is respectful, supports reflective practice, and supports staff in growing their clinical skills. The approach is based on Debriefing with Good Judgment, which is rooted in and supported by the science of adult learning and of organizational psychology. We will review the idea of psychological safety and its impact on how staff learn and grow. Supervisors will learn about “frames,” how they drive our thoughts and actions, as well as how they are critical places for intervention when we don’t understand why a staff (or client) is approaching a problem the way they are. Supervisors will then learn the building blocks of this feedback approach, and also anticipate some possible challenges they might face in the learning conversations they have with staff. This course is designed to provide several opportunities to learn, practice the skill with real staff, and get feedback. It includes an eLearning, two half-day classroom sessions, and a live online session. All components must be completed in order to receive credit for the course.

Important Note: You will need to complete the eLearning BEFORE your first classroom session. To access the eLearning, click the icon below.

Length (hours):
10
Audience:
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 Debriefing with Good Judgment for Supervisors

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

200058
Delivery Method:
Classroom, E-Learning
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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

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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1013
Description:

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

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

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

 

Comments from previous participants in this training:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tribal Member who participated in this training:

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

Length (hours):
36
Audience:
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 Leadership Training for Supervisors & Program Managers

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: 110502

161264
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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2199
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110500

161262
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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
2198
Description:

This 90-minute Faculty Led course focuses on a review of the diagnostic criteria; what causes personality disorders, the difference between diagnoses and how trauma plays a role. The course will also review the impact of personality disorders on parenting and how social workers can best interact and provide services to an individual with a personality disorder. Additionally, what does this mean for the parent/child relationship.

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 Faculty Led Workshop: Personality Disorders and Parenting

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: 110449

161260
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2175
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110603

161317
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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2202
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro course code: ILT_110137

 

202159
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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110511
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110507
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110507

203457
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110508
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110508

203458
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110509
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110509

203459
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110510
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110510

203460
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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2167
Description:

One of the most difficult decisions in child welfare is determining when a child requires placement to protect the child from an imminent safety threat or to mitigate ongoing harm.  The decision will have long-term ramifications for the child and family.  This training will cover the factors that go into making this decision including both harm to the child in their own home as well as the protective factors that can keep a child safe.

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):
3.5
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 Decision to Place

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: 110379

161226
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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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2120
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro course code: OLT_110600

201533
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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2187
Description:

How do you know when it is safe to begin transitioning a child home from placement?  In this course the factors that go into making the decision to reunify will be discussed including identifying when safety threats have been contained, measuring progress, and the quality of parents’ visits and the challenge of concurrent planning.  Creating and monitoring service and safety plans will also be discussed.

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 Reunification

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: 110433

161248
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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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, 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 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
2008
Description:

Coaching for Supervisors provides a one-on-one professional development opportunity and is an essential element in supporting the daily work supervisors do with their units and staff. Sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute intervals and can cover:

  • Observation and feedback on monthly supervisory case reviews
  • Use of Supervisor Review Tool in FamLink
  • Documentation / Assessment review and approvals
  • Observation and feedback on skills used to engage with staff
  • Organization and Prioritization of work
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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
200773
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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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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3110
Description:

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

Objectives. Participants will…

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

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

CEU eligible: 6 credits

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: ILT_110616

202540
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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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 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.

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: 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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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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2003
Description:

During this course, supervisors will learn and practice a feedback approach that is respectful, supports reflective practice, and supports staff in growing their clinical skills. The approach is based on Debriefing with Good Judgment, which is rooted in and supported by the science of adult learning and of organizational psychology. We will review the idea of psychological safety and its impact on how staff learn and grow. Supervisors will learn about “frames,” how they drive our thoughts and actions, as well as how they are critical places for intervention when we don’t understand why a staff (or client) is approaching a problem the way they are. Supervisors will then learn the building blocks of this feedback approach, and also anticipate some possible challenges they might face in the learning conversations they have with staff. This course is designed to provide several opportunities to learn, practice the skill with real staff, and get feedback. It includes an eLearning, two half-day classroom sessions, and a live online session. All components must be completed in order to receive credit for the course.

Important Note: You will need to complete the eLearning BEFORE your first classroom session. To access the eLearning, click the icon below.

Length (hours):
10
Audience:
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 Debriefing with Good Judgment for Supervisors

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

200058
Delivery Method:
Classroom, E-Learning
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2154
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110516

161272
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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3082
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110278

161128
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2120
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro course code: OLT_110600

201533
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2115
Description:

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: OLT_110513

201521
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110616
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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2195
Description:

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

Attendees that complete the workshop receive a 2 year certification.

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110527

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110448

161259
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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110616
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110616

203456
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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3110
Description:

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

Objectives. Participants will…

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

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

CEU eligible: 6 credits

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: ILT_110616

202540
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2161
Description:

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

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

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

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

How to request coaching sessions

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

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

161308
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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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2003
Description:

During this course, supervisors will learn and practice a feedback approach that is respectful, supports reflective practice, and supports staff in growing their clinical skills. The approach is based on Debriefing with Good Judgment, which is rooted in and supported by the science of adult learning and of organizational psychology. We will review the idea of psychological safety and its impact on how staff learn and grow. Supervisors will learn about “frames,” how they drive our thoughts and actions, as well as how they are critical places for intervention when we don’t understand why a staff (or client) is approaching a problem the way they are. Supervisors will then learn the building blocks of this feedback approach, and also anticipate some possible challenges they might face in the learning conversations they have with staff. This course is designed to provide several opportunities to learn, practice the skill with real staff, and get feedback. It includes an eLearning, two half-day classroom sessions, and a live online session. All components must be completed in order to receive credit for the course.

Important Note: You will need to complete the eLearning BEFORE your first classroom session. To access the eLearning, click the icon below.

Length (hours):
10
Audience:
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 Debriefing with Good Judgment for Supervisors

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

200058
Delivery Method:
Classroom, E-Learning
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2194
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110444

161256
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full 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, Sibling Visitation

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: 110263

161118
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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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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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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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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2154
Description:

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110516

161272
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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2008
Description:

Coaching for Supervisors provides a one-on-one professional development opportunity and is an essential element in supporting the daily work supervisors do with their units and staff. Sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute intervals and can cover:

  • Observation and feedback on monthly supervisory case reviews
  • Use of Supervisor Review Tool in FamLink
  • Documentation / Assessment review and approvals
  • Observation and feedback on skills used to engage with staff
  • Organization and Prioritization of work
Length (hours):
.5
Audience:
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
200773
Delivery Method:
Coaching Session
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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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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3108
Description:

The NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding Scales are designed for parents/caregivers and children age birth-1 year (12 months). The PCI Feeding Scales are an assessment tool which provides valid and reliable measurements of parent-child interactions. When used in child-welfare, these scales can provide recommendations for services to strengthen parent-child interactions, and serve as reliable pre-/post- measures of progress made through service engagement.

Once individuals become certified to use the PCI Feeding Scales, they must prove reliable through annual re-certification. This one-day course provides participants with the opportunity to achieve annual reliability in the use of this tool. Re-certification will allow individuals to maintain certification in the use of the PCI Feeding Scales.

Prerequisite

Current Certification as an NCAST Assessor

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 NCAST/Parent-Child Interaction Feeding Scales Recertification

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: 110333

161188
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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3110
Description:

The NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Scales are designed for parents/caregivers and children age birth-3 years (36 months). The PCI Teaching Scales are an assessment tool which provides valid and reliable measurements of parent-child interactions. When used in child-welfare, these scales can provide recommendations for services to strengthen parent-child interactions, and serve as reliable pre-/post- measures of progress made through service engagement.

Once individuals become certified to use the PCI Teaching Scales, they must prove reliable through annual re-certification. This one-day course provides participants with the opportunity to achieve annual reliability in the use of this tool. Re-certification will allow individuals to maintain certification in the use of the PCI Teaching Scales.

Prerequisite

Current Certification as an NCAST Assessor

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 NCAST/Parent-Child Interaction Teaching Scales Recertification

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: 110335

161190
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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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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2115
Description:

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: OLT_110513

201521
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110511
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110511

203461
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110512
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110512

203462
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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110514
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maestro Course Code: 110514

203463
Delivery Method:
E-Learning
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3122
Description:

Supervisors and supervising program managers from Department of Children, Youth, and Families will come together to learn how to strengthen their supervisory skills, discuss current practice trends, and hear strategies on how to best support the DCYF workforce. Staff will have time to engage and network with their peers from across the state and participate in break-out sessions that are pertinent to the daily work they do as front line supervisors and supervising program managers.

Length (hours):
12
Audience:
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 Supervisors Conference 2019

Maestro Course Code: 110615

202308
Delivery Method:
Classroom
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