Partners Make Better Decisions: Caregivers and Social Workers Working Together

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Participants will learn how to identify the challenges of collaboration. This training provides Social Workers and Foster Parents/Relative Caregivers an opportunity to view teamwork from each other’s perspectives while encouraging reflection regarding the features and values of effective teaming. 

Training participants will:

  • learn how to identify barriers to effective teaming,
  • explore solutions to these barriers, and
  • develop tailored approaches and practices that facilitate teamwork.

Length (hours)





Caregivers, Social Workers

Dates and Locations

February 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Centralia, Reliable Enterprises 203 West Reynolds Avenue, Grand Conference Room Centralia WA 98531, Grand Conference Room Map

There will be a break for lunch from 12 PM-1 PM. Lunch will be provided. This is a time for staff and caregivers to eat together and network.

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Penny Michel, at or call 360.402.4040

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

June 27, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Renee Siers, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Spokane DCYF Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, South West conference room Map

Registration Instructions

Caregivers Only:

  1. Select the circle in the green square next to the training you wish to attend.
  2. Click the green Register button at the bottom (under these instructions), and then, when your profile screen displays, scroll down and click the Save button.
          (Note: make sure give a phone number or the Save button won't work.)

Workforce Only:

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 Partners Make Better Decisions: Caregivers and Social Workers Working Together

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

Maestro Course Code: 110345