Mental Health: In-Depth Applications for Child Welfare

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Training provides an overview of successful case planning for children in foster care.  Course topics include referring to the mental health services,  use of screening tools, characteristics and behavior indicators of developmental and mental health concerns, use psychotropic medications with children in foster care, case management techniques with mental health service providers, understanding  the elements and criteria of Evidence-Based and Promising Practices, and matching available EBP’s with specific client needs.  This course will also describe key signs, symptoms and impacts of trauma, disrupted attachment, and childhood adversity and ways to incorporate trauma informed care into their day-to-day work.

Length (hours)



Regional Core Training


Social Workers, Supervisors

Dates and Locations

Moses Lake
External Registration Required
August 30, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Liza Stewart, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Moses Lake DCFS Office 1651 S. Pilgrim Street Moses Lake WA 98837 Map
External Registration Required
September 19, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Mara Campbell, MA, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellencePhoebe Mulligan, MSW, Clinical Director
Tumwater DCFS Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501, Large Training Room Map

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 Mental Health: In-Depth Applications for Child Welfare