Welcome to Colorado Child Welfare (Web-based Training) 19-20

Target audience: caseworkers

As the initial course in the Fundamentals of Colorado Child Welfare Casework Practice series, this interactive, self-guided online training is designed to give learners a basic understanding of the Colorado child welfare system.

Hotline and RED Team: Where Assessment With Families Begins 19-20

Target audience: caseworkers, hotline workers

Prerequisite: Welcome to Child Welfare WBT

This hybrid course—designed to prepare both hotline workers and caseworkers for certification—builds on personal and professional experiences that promote quality customer service and provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully carry out the duties associated with the referral and screening processes.


Safety Through Engagement 19-20

Target audience: caseworkers

Prerequisite: Welcome to Child Welfare WBT

This three-day learning experience is an interactive, action-based classroom training experience that uses a problem-based learning model to facilitate growth. With a single complex case scenario interweaved throughout the course, learners conduct an in-depth assessment of safety with a family.

Working Toward Closure 19-20

Target audience: caseworkers

Prerequisite: Welcome to Child Welfare WBT

This three-day Fundamentals course is an interactive, action-oriented classroom training. Upon completion, learners have a basic understanding of the crucial decisions that inform case planning with families and bring to life the values, concepts, skills, and practices of child welfare in Colorado.

Fundamentals Practice Simulation 19-20

Target audience: caseworkers

Prerequisites (4): Welcome to Child Welfare WBT; Hotline and RED Team; Safety Through Engagement; Working Toward Closure.

Upon completion of the four prerequisite courses, new caseworkers participate in the Fundamentals Practice Simulation, in which they demonstrate the competencies learned throughout the Fundamentals courses in a live, case scenario–informed interaction with a real family, played by professional actors.

Editing Trainer: Sheila Ornelas ADMIN

Legal Preparation for Caseworkers 19-20

Target audience: caseworkers

Prerequisite: Welcome to Child Welfare WBT

This two-day, interactive classroom training dives into the details of each of the key moments in the court process for both dependency and neglect and delinquency cases.

Choose Your Own Trail: Documentation and Practice 19-20

Target audience: caseworkers

Prerequisite: The Fundamentals Practice Simulation

This two-day independent study and facilitated online learning—which completes the Fundamentals learning experience—will allow you to practice navigating Trails while considering what it means to provide thorough, meaningful case documentation. You will participate in both days from the comfort of your own office, with live support available from a CWTS facilitator through phone, email, and Zoom. You will leave better equipped to navigate Trails and provide excellent documentation of your hard work as a child welfare professional!