Child Protective Services In-Service

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Description

This three day in-service will describe the two different CPS pathways, Family Assessment Response (FAR) and Investigations. This training includes learning modules on: Interviewing members of a household to assess safety, including children, parents and Subjects; Collateral information gathering; Protocols when working with Law Enforcement (LE); Working with Child Protection Medical Consultant Network (MEDCON) and local medical providers; Utilizing the Child Safety Framework; completing the Investigative Assessment (IA) & the Family Assessment Response Family Assessment (FARFA); Following Indian Child Welfare Act policies (ICWA); and other policy & legal requirements.  Also covered in this in service training will be requirements for reasonable efforts to prevent placement, addressing Domestic Violence, CSEC, Infant Child Safety; and more.  Participants will be asked to review several examples of CPS intakes and the information in the course will be presented through using these case examples.  On the last day, there will be a panel made up of Children’s Administration Investigative and FAR staff and a Parent Ally. This course is required for all first year CPS Case Workers as well as caseworkers and supervisors transferring to a CPS position who have not attended the CPS track within the past two years.

Length (hours)

18

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Social Workers, Supervisors

Dates and Locations

 
Arlington
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 21, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
May 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
May 23, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Melissa Phillips, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceYoulanda Allen, MSSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Arlington, Smokey Point DCFS Office 3906 172nd Street NE STE 200 Arlington WA 98223-7736, Community Room Map
Everett
External Registration Required
Classroom
November 27, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
November 28, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
November 29, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Melissa Phillips, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceYoulanda Allen, MSSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Everett DCFS Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201, Aces Conference Room Map
Yakima
External Registration Required
Classroom
April 24, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
April 25, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
April 26, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Michelle Cutlip, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceCharina Carothers
Location:
Yakima Regional Hub 315 Holden Avenue Yakima WA 98902, Large Conference Room

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110518

https://lms.dshs.wa.gov/?CourseId= 22507834040

Tribal Members, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don’t have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers