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Integrated Foundation & BASW Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California, 2013
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Curriculum competencies created for use by California schools of social work to ...

Curriculum competencies created for use by California schools of social work to prepare their undergraduate child welfare students for work in the field; revised every five years to reflect current practice

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Social Work
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California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
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CalSWEC Child Welfare
Team Decision Making (TDM) Toolkit
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The most critical placement decisions that child welfare agencies make are sometimes ...

The most critical placement decisions that child welfare agencies make are sometimes executed by its newest and least experienced staff. Many times the social worker is overworked, undertrained, and relatively isolated. Therefore, it is very important that social work staff and other Team Decision Making (TDM) participants make the best decisions on behalf of children. The same social worker is often considering the future of many other families with similar placement decisions. The worker completes a risk assessment tool, consults with their supervisor, and makes a decision about whether to remove a child based on the information gathered. These decisions are vitally important and should not be considered lightly. TDM is a method for bringing interested and vested parties together to make better decisions, which ultimately should impact placement and permanency in child welfare.

This resource provides an overview of TDM and details a process of implementing the practice within a child welfare organization. It contains a set of practical tools, which can be used together or separately, to help implementers systematically execute and evaluate the new practice, program, or intervention. Toolkits can be tailored to meet stakeholder needs based on the parameters of their projects.

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California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
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California Social Work Education Center
Trauma Informed Practice Modules: Neurobiology, SSHARED, and Mental Health System
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Aimed at public child welfare (PCW) audiences, these three modules cover key ...

Aimed at public child welfare (PCW) audiences, these three modules cover key areas of trauma informed practice delivery: the Neurobiology of Trauma; SSHARED: A Tool for Identifying Signs and Sequelae of Trauma; and Trauma Advocacy with Mental Health Systems. Module materials are multi-media, including assessments, and were designed for future or current PCW workers, with a sophistication level designed to be accessible to beginning masters level students.

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Social Science
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OER Commons
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Tim Wohltmann
Holly Vugia
Neurobiology of Trauma
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This is an introductory level module for undergraduate or beginning graduate level ...

This is an introductory level module for undergraduate or beginning graduate level social work students, or for public child welfare staff. Basic information about the brain and the impact of traumatic experiences are covered.

The outcome for this introductory module is to understand the basic neurobiological impact of trauma, while respecting the rapid evolution of knowledge regarding this phenomena. The module teaches to the following learning objectives:

1. Know function of key brain parts
2. Recognize key neurotransmitter names
3. Understand that the brain develops into early adulthood
4. Describe impact of early trauma on the brain & how this may impact behavior
5. Define brain plasticity & its relationship to healing
6. To help with terminology, it is recommended that students have a printout of the summary sheet.

The module consists of slides introducing the content, 9 self-assessment quiz questions with feedback for incorrect responses, and a list of references and resources for further study. The module can be used as a self-study professional development resource or to supplement an in-person course.

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Social Science
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California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Trauma Advocacy with Mental Health Systems (MHS)
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This is an intermediate level module for undergraduate or graduate level social ...

This is an intermediate level module for undergraduate or graduate level social work students, or for public child welfare staff with some exposure to Trauma Informed Practice. It presents information about trauma related vocabulary, the Mental Health System, advocacy and DSM V trauma related diagnoses.

Learning objects addressed in this module are:

1. Describe the importance of MH Intervention for trauma survivors
2. Identify MH vocabulary regarding trauma and referrals
3. Describe MH service options
4. Describe the basic DSM V Trauma/Stressor Diagnostic Labels
5. Apply a basic MH risk assessment
6. Complete a best practice case-based MH advocacy, referral, and follow-up plan

The module consists of slides introducing the content, 9 self-assessment quiz questions with feedback for incorrect responses, and a list of references and resources for further study. To support learning of new terminology, a summary sheet of vocabulary common to mental health services is provided as a downloadable attachment. The module can be used as a self-study professional development resource or to supplement an in-person course.

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Social Work
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Interactive
Module
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California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Child Welfare in a CalWORKS Environment
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This curriculum focuses on the implications of California's changing welfare policy on ...

This curriculum focuses on the implications of California's changing welfare policy on public child welfare practice and addresses welfare policy, child welfare practice, and the impact of welfare reform on child welfare clients who are also involved with the public welfare system.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Legislative and Political Analysis
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This curriculum addresses legislative, policy, and political analysis for child welfare issues; ...

This curriculum addresses legislative, policy, and political analysis for child welfare issues; analysis of the impact of funding sources; content of legislation; policy decision-making processes; development of plans for advocating for legislation that will help people who receive child welfare services; strategies for social action; lobbying; political campaigning; and indentifying opportunities for intervention. It includes material on federal and state child welfare policies and funding mechanisms with practice-related content and a list of websites that can be used to gather information on legislation, policy-making, and electoral campaigns.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Pathways to Collaboration: Factors That Help and Hinder Collaboration Between Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Fields
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This study examined factors that help and hinder the process of collaboration ...

This study examined factors that help and hinder the process of collaboration based on in-depth inerviews with respondents from substance abuse and child welfare fields working in five California counties with established formal collaborative policies and programs. The curriculum, which is grounded in the findings from the study, provides highlights of reasearch and experiential activities in four primary areas that may be used independently or in combination: an overview of reasearch on cross-systems collaboration, promising models and elements for collaborative practice, factors that help and hinder collaboration, and facilitating communication and dealing with confidentiality issues across systems. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Drabble_II_powerpoint.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Using Publicly Available Data to Engage IV-E Students in Research and Statistics: Instructional Modules
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Curriculum designed to provide an overview of the state’s Child Welfare Outcomes ...

Curriculum designed to provide an overview of the state’s Child Welfare Outcomes and Accountability System. Organized into five teaching modules with student learning activities, PowerPoint slide presentations, and other materials to develop practical data analysis skills. Module objectives: (a) support understanding of California's child welfare system performance goals and progress to date; (b) develop students who have data analysis skills, including the ability to distill and present numerical findings; and (c) prepare a cohort of IV-E MSW students equipped to adopt leadership roles in county child welfare agencies and have an appreciation for how data can be used to improve practice and inform policies. Slide Deck 1: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Hornstein%20Slide%20Deck%201.pdf - Slide Deck 2: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Hornstein%20Slide%20Deck%202.pdf - Slide Deck 4: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Hornstein%20Slide%20Deck%204.pdf

Subject:
Social Work
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Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Towards a Dedicated, Competent Child Welfare Workforce: Partnerships and Practices for Field Education
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Marion Bogo, Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (University of ...

Marion Bogo, Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (University of Toronto), is known for her academic and practice leadership in social work education, especially field education and assessment of learning. This video is her keynote address at the 2014 CalSWEC Title IV-E Summer Field Institute. She explores organizational theory, the connection between theory and inter-organizational partnerhsips in practice, and best practices in field educational of social workers. Addressing current higher- and continuing-education professionals working with current and future social workers, the video lecture highlights the role of inter-organizational partnerships in organization theory, offers key factors enabling partnership and shared success, and ties into this the role of field education for social workers. From minute 54 on, Dr. Bogo discusses best practices in Field Education, highlighting her institution's own experience in Canada and what research globally suggests. The power point presentation and selected references to studies cited can be found at <http://calswec.berkeley.edu/title-iv-e-summer-field-institute-0>.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
SSHARED:  A Tool for Identifying Signs & Sequelae of Trauma
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This is an introductory to intermediate level module for undergraduate or graduate ...

This is an introductory to intermediate level module for undergraduate or graduate level social work students, or for public child welfare staff. It presents basic information about responses to trauma, along with a trauma-spotting practice tool. SSHARED can help identify trauma survivors and offers some best-practice strategies for planning interventions.

The learning objectives for the module are:

1. Be able to identify key signs (symptoms) of trauma
2. Be able to describe alternative contextual “meanings “ of such signs, most notably developmental stage & culture
3. Be able to describe the associated “lesson, result and help” for such symptoms, using the SSHARED handout
4. Gain an empathic understanding of the impact of trauma in the PCW context
5. Be able to apply SSHARED to a case example

The module consists of slides introducing the content, 9 self-assessment quiz questions with feedback for incorrect responses, and a list of references and resources for further study. A handout outlining the SSHARED assessment tool is provided as a downloadable attachment. The module can be used as a self-study professional development resource or to supplement an in-person course.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Module
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Author:
California State University East Bay
Holly Vugia
Resource Notebook for Training on Subsance Abuse in Child Welfare
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This notebook contains resources relating to the intersection of child welfare and ...

This notebook contains resources relating to the intersection of child welfare and substance abuse services. It includess: a draft outline trainers may use to blend components of sample training curricula; sample curricula on adult substance abuse and on alcohol and other drugs in the practice of child welfare; supplemental training resources including experiential exercises, sample case studies, and training handouts; and a bibliography and citations for key articles from research and practice literature.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Curriculum for the Worker Factors in the Overrepresentation of African Americans in the Child Welfare System Research Project
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This module provides tools to address the issue of overrepresentation of African ...

This module provides tools to address the issue of overrepresentation of African Americans in child welfare. The rich materials including historical context, current statistics, theories, findings from a recent study, strengths-based materials on African Americans, and cultural compentency are designed to make a powerful impact on students and encourage them to practice with cultural competency and social and cultural competency. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Shon%20PowerPoint%20Presentation%205.pdf - Survey Instrument: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Shon%20Survey%20Instrument.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Abuse: Characteristics and Patterns Among Cambodian, Chinese, Korean,and Vietnamese American Families: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum focuses on child maltreatment issues and effective practice strategies among ...

This curriculum focuses on child maltreatment issues and effective practice strategies among immigrant Asian families. It elucidates demographic and behavioral characteristics of child abuse victims and perpetrators in four major immigrant Asian communities, factors contributing to the selection of two types of placement by child protective services workers, and effective child welfare practice with immmigrant Asian families. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Rhee_PowerPoint.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Evaluating Community-Based Programs for Families At-Risk of Foster Care Placement: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum provides background legislative initiatives, evaluations of Family Preservation/Support Programs in ...

This curriculum provides background legislative initiatives, evaluations of Family Preservation/Support Programs in different areas of the country,and techniques in evaluating community-based programs. Overheads: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Evaluating%20Overheads.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare Practice in the Legal System: A Curriculum Module
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This curriculum offers classroom instruction with the opportunity for students to observe ...

This curriculum offers classroom instruction with the opportunity for students to observe child welfare workers, judges and referees, and attorneys during actual court proceedings. It provides approximately six hours of classroom content and includes a history of the system, cultural insights, background on the differing roles of professionals in the juvenile court setting, a glossary of court terms, and guidelines for proving maltreatment and providing effective testimony.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare and CalWORKS: Opportunities for Collaboration to Benefit Children and Families
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This curriculum is designed to help students understand the relationship between family ...

This curriculum is designed to help students understand the relationship between family economic well-being and parenting and to raise students' awarenessof the important role poverty can play in interfering with parents' best efforts to raise their children well, which then draws them into the child welfare system. PowerPoint Presentation 1: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/CalWORKS_Curric_12_Parenting_Poverty.pdf - PowerPoint Presentation 2: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/CalWORKS_Curric_14_Poverty_TANF_Parenting.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Strategies for Identifying and Assessing Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems: Part One: Two Curriculum Modules
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This curriculum provides theoretical knowledge and practice skills necessary for social work ...

This curriculum provides theoretical knowledge and practice skills necessary for social work practice with children who have sexual behavior problems. Students will learn how to identify, assess, and use intervention strategies to assist this population. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Strategies.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Family Reunification Among Mexican and Vietnamese Immigrant Children in the Child Welfare System: Toward an Understanding of Promising Practices to Improve Service Availability and Effectiveness
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Immigrant families in the U.S. experience disproportionately high rates of poverty, unemployment, ...

Immigrant families in the U.S. experience disproportionately high rates of poverty, unemployment, and crowded housing conditions, yet are less likely to receive housing assistance, food stamps, mental health services, or have health insurance; this places some families at high risk for involvement in the child welfare system. This project examined family reunification among Mexican and Vietnamese immigrant and non-immigrant children and identified promising practices to improve service availability and effectiveness.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare