Target Audience: family meeting facilitators, supervisors of facilitators for formal meetings, coaches, and other child welfare practitioners who take on the role of facilitator in formal family meetings
What principles and practices lie behind a successful facilitated family meeting? Come find out—and get some hands-on experience—in this two-day facilitation skills training. The facilitated family meeting process seeks to harness the wisdom, ideas, and perspectives of the family and its supports. It also promotes trust and encourages critical thinking and creativity within the group, so this training will expose you to facilitation techniques that change the culture of our communication with one another, with families, and about families. You’ll leave equipped with new approaches to successfully facilitating family meetings.
caseworkers and supervisors
The Colorado Differential Response (DR) Model represents an organizational shift in participating child welfare agencies that impacts all parts of the organization, including essential infrastructure changes and a deepened and enhanced set of social work practices. In this two-day course, you will embark on a journey through the seven enhanced social work practices of the Colorado DR Model. You will explore and practice how to apply these practices to building authentic partnerships with families in order to achieve the goals of safety, permanency, and well-being.
Target Audience: caseworkers, supervisors, managers, administrators, other child welfare professionals, county department stakeholders
The Colorado Differential Response (DR) Model represents an organizational shift in participating child welfare agencies that impacts all parts of the organization, including essential infrastructure changes and a deepened and enhanced set of social work practices. In this one-day course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Colorado DR Model and take a deep dive into learning about one of the organizational processes of the model: the dual-track response. Within a dual-track response system, allegations of child maltreatment that have been referred to the department and accepted for assessment can be assessed through a High-Risk Assessment or a Family Assessment Response (FAR).
Target audience: caseworkers, supervisors
This course focuses on the skills you’ll need to effectively facilitate informal family meetings—those meetings at which a family, its supports, and a child welfare practitioner discuss the family’s continued involvement with the department to mitigate or eliminate the child protection concern. You’ll hone your ability to engage with families and leave equipped to guide an informal meeting in a way that fully integrates the values and skills of the Colorado Practice Model.