Target Audience: caseworkers

Ahh, adolescence—that unique and exciting time of your life when you are treated like a kid…but expected to act like an adult. Navigating this essential developmental stage—trying on identities, behaviors, and values in search of one’s own authentic self—is challenging enough in a stable, nurturing environment. Add the trauma and history that most of the youth in the child welfare system have experienced (not to mention the stigma of being in the system) and it isn’t hard to see why their outcomes are so poor.

It’s time to create a different future with Colorado’s youth, to intervene in ways that empower them to envision a future of their own design and allow them to write their own story. In this unique virtual course, you’ll

  • explore adolescent development through a contemporary lens,
  • apply rules related to intake, the Roadmap to Success, and Emancipation Transition Planning with youth, and
  • directly apply the skills you learn in the classroom to your actual caseload.

Target Audience: caseworkers

Between classes and extracurriculars, many children and youth have strong relationships rooted in school. Their teachers, school counselors, coaches, and peers are an incredibly important part of their lives, not only providing a rich web of learning and support but also getting a bird’s eye view of our kids—seeing their strengths, their challenges, their potential—even when they are doing it virtually.

But when a crisis occurs and a child or youth becomes involved in the child welfare system, it can be easy to overlook how educators might help inform and support the decisions we make around a child’s safety and well-being. This radical new course has learners answering their own questions about how the educational outcomes and child welfare outcomes of those we both serve are intricately connected.

    You’ll start by exploring shared outcomes in two virtual sessions, then you’ll do an independent deep dive to create a unique project that has you engaging with schools and educators in learning and sharing. Your class will reconvene a final time to exchange projects—and insights—about building education relationships and to move your practice forward.


    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. 


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Target audience: caseworkers 

    BEFORE ENROLLING, click HERE to see if there are open seats in an upcoming session! 

    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.