Placement: When to Place, Where to Place, When to Return Home

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Description

This one-day classroom in-service will focus on the placement and dependency filing process policies rolling out in June, 2018.  Caseworkers will explore how to assess the information gathered during contacts with families in determining when a child can be safely maintained in the home or if placement is necessary. The course will discuss legal authority to place and to ensure that placements are made according to the law and department policy. Disproportionality at placement decision and decision to return home will be discussed. Reasonable and active efforts to prevent placement will be identified as well as the necessary communication with parents regarding the reasons for removal and what conditions need to be met for the child’s safe return home. Tips for reducing trauma at placement, ensuring placements are safe and can meet the child’s needs, and setting up initial visitation between the parent and child based on the safety assessment will be discussed.

Suggested reading prior to class:

The Sounding Board-Controlling Heuristic Biases

The Sounding Board-Thinking Fast and Slow

 

Length (hours)

6

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Social Workers

Audience Description

All case-carrying caseworkers.

Dates and Locations

 
Everett
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 7, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Sandra Surface, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Everett DCFS Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201, Aces Room Map
Richland
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 31, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceJenna Kiser, Children's Administration
Location:
Richland DCFS Office 1661 Fowler Street Richland WA 99352, Conference Room A & B Map
Seattle
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Sandra Surface, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106, Alpine Map
Spokane
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 8, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceJenna Kiser, Children's Administration
Location:
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Rockpoint East 1, Large Conference Room, 1st Floor Map
Tacoma
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 14, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Tacoma DCFS Office 1949 S State St Tacoma WA 98405, 195 Map
Tumwater
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 2, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Morris Miller, BA-IAS, Alliance- Region 3 Coach , University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Tumwater DCFS Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501, Nisqually Room Map

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110521

https://lms.dshs.wa.gov/?CourseId=22507849324

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