Child Protective Services In-Service

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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.

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Social Workers, Supervisors

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
November 27, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
November 28, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
November 29, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Micah KurtzMichelle Cutlip, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Everett DCYF Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201, Aces Conference Room Map
External Registration Required
December 11, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
December 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
December 13, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Lisa Sinnett, MAC, CoachAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Tumwater DCYF Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501 Map

Large Training room is on the 3rd floor of the Tumwater DCFS office. Please register in LMS.

Registration Instructions

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Child Protective Services In-Service

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form

Maestro Course Code: 110518