Target audience: supervisors, managers

Permanency is the outcome that we are all striving for! All supervisors from all areas of child welfare contribute to permanency. In this one-day course, you’ll discover a dynamic and hands-on method of supervising to permanency with the SPOT (Support, Problem-Solving, Opportunities, and Timelines) tool. You’ll explore and practice the use of the SPOT tool to promote critical thinking and collaboration in the interest of permanency. Plan on a dynamic environment of learning, practicing, and creating!

Target audience: supervisors

The worst possible news a supervisor can get is that a child who they are working tirelessly to protect has died, nearly died, or has been seriously hurt. Questions abound: “Did I do…?” “What didn’t I do?” and “If only I’d known about…” Caseworkers and supervisors in child protection talk about many sleepless nights spent worrying while also hoping that the decisions made will best serve the child and prevent the worst possible outcome. Sleep Tight, the Kids Are All Right is a comprehensive hybrid course designed to provide a safe space for supervisors to acknowledge their fears, explore their struggles, and learn about and adopt strategies that can bring some knowing into the vacuum of the unknown.

Target audience: supervisors, lead caseworkers, administrators

Building on the knowledge you gained in the New Supervisor Pre-Service Training Academy, this one-day interactive training for leaders will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to effectively facilitate group supervision. You will explore the purpose of group supervision as compared with that of individual supervision, the ways in which group supervision benefits families, facilitation strategies for meaningfully engaging caseworkers in consultation, and strategies for managing challenges to the group supervision process. You’ll leave the training prepared to initiate group supervision with your unit or to enhance the group supervision practices you already have in place.

Target audience: supervisors and administrators

Knowledge is power! This one-day course will explore how to access and utilize various data sources (ROM, CFSR, AFCARS, NCANDS) so that you can supervise to best-practice outcomes for children, youth, and families. Using your team’s county-specific data, you will drill down to the story behind the numbers to identify trends and patterns, and uncover mechanisms to sustain positive results, improve necessary outcomes, and motivate your team.

Targeting Audience: supervisors

This one-day hybrid training will focus on bringing the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Domestic Violence Practice Guide for Child Protective Services to life in the supervision of casework practice. Supervisors will acquire a foundation for helping caseworkers identify when domestic violence is affecting child safety and learn how to support caseworkers in building a consistent, child-centered, family-focused response.

Target audience: supervisors of caseworkers who certify foster or adoptive homes

This one-day classroom training, provided by the Consortium for Children (CFC), utilizes a curriculum developed by CFC and is facilitated by SAFE Certified Trainers. This course is specifically for learners who supervise SAFE through best-practice supervision methods.

Target Audience: Supervisors and managers

This one-day classroom course is designed to give you the tools you need to protect, nurture, and support child welfare’s most valuable resource, its workers.

Target audience: supervisors, managers

This one day hands-on course will expand your thinking about the use of Solution-Focused Practice. While, these practices are traditionally used with families, they are equally powerful in motivating staff and leading others. You’ll learn and practice methods of effectively addressing challenging workplace behaviors in a solution-focused way. Basic agency culture and the creation of organizational safety will be reviewed, and you’ll get tips for encouraging staff success.

Target Audience: supervisors, managers, leaders

Engaging fathers as part of child welfare practice is not a new idea. We take trainings on its importance and on what it looks like to do it, and we try it out in case scenarios. But despite these topical trainings on working with dads, we can all agree we still need to do better.

So what is getting in the way?