Adolescents: The 411!

Target audience: caseworkers, other child welfare professionals

This two-day hybrid model training will help you understand adolescents—and the reasons for the challenges they present in case work.

Bridge to Health Care: Accessing Services for Children and Youth (WBT)

Target audience: caseworkers

This interactive learning experience provides child welfare professionals with the tools to help families understand how to access quality and consistent health care for children and youth.

Confidentiality Bootcamp

Target audience: caseworkers

Upon completion of this hybrid course, you will be equipped to confidently respond to information requests, to obtain consent forms and releases of information that are legally compliant, and to navigate the labyrinth of federal and state privacy laws.



Cracking the Medical Code: A Collaborative Response to Medical Aspects of Child Maltreatment

Target audience: caseworkers 

Cracking the Medical Code is a hybrid learning experience in which learners will engage in both Web-based and classroom experiences that increase their awareness of medical aspects of child maltreatment and get learners to understand and critically think about questions to ask to support a comprehensive child welfare assessment. Learners will be introduced to common injuries, conditions, and medical concepts central to their role. 



Enhancing Practice Through Group Supervision

Target audience: caseworkers

In this one-day course, you’ll develop the skills you need to effectively prepare for and participate in group supervision in your workplace. Case studies, discussions, and practice sessions will equip you to prepare yourself for consultation in group supervision, navigate through the Consultation and Information Sharing Framework to enhance your critical thinking, engage in a rigorous and balanced assessment of your casework practice, and support your peers in critically thinking about their work. You’ll leave ready to leverage group supervision as a resource for solution building toward the ultimate goal: enhanced engagement practices and outcomes with families.



Dan Comer: Daniel Comer

Fear Less: Protecting Yourself in the Field

Target audience: caseworkers

Take charge of your own safety! Explore the legal ramifications of self-defense, review de-escalation techniques, and learn hands-on self-defense and escape techniques with certified Krav Maga instructors. Walk away from this course confident and ready to handle anything that comes your way on the job.

SAFE Refresher Training

Target audience: caseworkers who certify foster or adoptive homes

 This one-day training, provided by the Consortium for Children (CFC), utilizes a curriculum developed by CFC and facilitated by SAFE Certified Trainers, and is designed as a refresher to the two-day SAFE Training. 


Editing Trainer: Kathleen Cleary

SAFE Training

Target audience: caseworkers who certify foster or adoptive homes

During this two day classroom training, you will be trained as a Home Study Practitioner in the use of Structured Analysis Family Evaluation.


Editing Trainer: Kathleen Cleary

SMART Family Services Planning

Target audience: caseworkers

Creation of a Family Services Plan, commonly referred to as a “road map” for families, can encounter obstacles. Whether you are new to writing Family Services Plans or have years of experience, this one-day course will build on your current skills and strengthen your ability to write clear, measurable, and culturally responsive plans. As we develop SMART plans to address areas of current or impending danger and/or risk factors, we will anticipate barriers families may face and identify strategies to support them in achieving success. You’ll leave with increased confidence in your ability to formulate, deliver, and measure your current and future Family Service Plans.


Worker Safety: Protecting Those Serving Others

Target Audience: caseworkers seeking initial re-certification

The goal of this one-day classroom course is to arm you with strategies and critical-thinking skills that will help you stay safe in the field.