Caring for Children, Worker Safety and Documentation in Afterhours

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This session will support staff in caring for and keeping children safe when children must be transported by or cared for by afterhours staff.  Participants will review basic considerations for caring for children across developmental stages, including children who have challenging behaviors or exceptional care needs.  An introduction to car seats, including recommendations and mandates for their use and overall installation process is provided to further support staff in keeping children safe.  Participants will identify and discuss general worker safety considerations, both in the field and while supervising youth in our care, as well as ways to respond early to support everyone’s safety.  Lastly, an overview of professional writing for case notes is provided.

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Social Workers

Audience Description

Staff newly hired into afterhours or those in afterhours who have not participated in training.

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
May 16, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Mara Campbell, MA, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceGreg Uberuaga, MA, FamLink Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Tumwater DCFS Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501, Black Hills Room Map

This training can be accessed by videoconference from any CA location with videoconferencing equipment. Participants may also join one of the two trainers in person at the Yakima office in the large conference room. Participants and their supervisors are responsible to reserve a room with videoconference equipment and ensure the participant can access this room and knows how to log onto the videoconference system. Local office IT support can assist with this if needed.

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110522 22507853513

Tribal Members, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don’t have LMS access: Please register using this form