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

 
Aberdeen
External Registration Required
Classroom
February 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Aberdeen, Aberdeen DCYF Office 415 West Wishkah STE 2B Aberdeen WA 98520, 1st Floor Conference/Kitchen Room Map
Bremerton
External Registration Required
Classroom
March 5, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Bremerton DCYF Office 3423 6th Street STE 217 Bremerton WA 98312, 312 Map
Lakewood
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 8, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Lakewood DCYF Office 6010 Main Street, Suite 100 Lakewood WA 98499, 216 Map
Lynnwood
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 10, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Theresa Burton, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Lynnwood DCYF Office 20311 52nd Ave W STE 201 Lynnwood WA 98036-9712, Large Conference Room, 2nd floor Map
Moses Lake
External Registration Required
Classroom
October 26, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Moses Lake DCYF Office 1651 S. Pilgrim Street Moses Lake WA 98837, Chief's Room Map
Port Angeles
External Registration Required
Classroom
June 4, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Port Angeles DCYF Office 201 West First Street STE 2 Port Angeles WA 98362, Large Conference Room Map
Shelton
External Registration Required
Classroom
November 20, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Shelton DCYF Office 2505 Olympic Hwy N STE 440 Shelton WA 98584 Map
Toppenish
External Registration Required
Classroom
October 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Toppenish DCYF Office 4 East Third Avenue Toppenish WA 98948, Large Conference Room Map
Vancouver
External Registration Required
Classroom
April 24, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Vancouver DCYF Office 907 Harney St Vancouver WA 98666-8809, Lewis Room Map
Yakima
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Yakima Regional Hub 315 Holden Avenue Yakima WA 98902, Large Conference Room

Registration Instructions

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

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