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2019 CQI Statewide Conference for Child Welfare and Probation
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Presentations, materials and other resources offered throughout the 2019 Continuous Quality Improvement Statewide Conference for Child Welfare and Probation at UC Davis.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
10/29/2019
Advanced Analytics in Child Welfare
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This thirty minute presentation serves as a preview/orientation to the Northern California Training Academy's in-person training: Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare Administration. To learn more about the Academy and upcoming courses, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/Academy

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
04/08/2015
Advanced Issues of Adult and Child Mental Health
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This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's "Advanced Issues of Adult and Child Mental Health" classroom materials. To learn more about the Northern California Training Academy and the classes offered, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
05/10/2016
All County Letter 16-79
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A new rate structure for Home-Based Foster Care (HBFC) was necessitated with the passage of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR). In response, a Level of Care (LOC) Protocol has been developed for use by county child welfare and probation placement workers. A LOC matrix using five domains (Physical, Behavioral/Emotional, Health, Educational and Permanency/Family Services Domain), separately scored, and designed to promote best practices in meeting the individual needs of children/youth in the foster care system.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
09/07/2017
All County Letters
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The purpose of this ACL is to update information previously provided in ACL 16-79 about the new HBFC and STRTP rate structures and to describe Phase II rate implementation. All Phase II rates described in this letter will be paid prospectively effective December 1, 2017 and will not be paid retroactively to January 1, 2017.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
02/05/2018
Analyses of Common Core Data (Regional Reports for Trainers/County Administrators)
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This resource provides access to analyses related to core training for child welfare social workers in the Northern California region.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
05/12/2016
Associations Between Health, Workplace Support and Secondary Traumatic Stress among Child Welfare Workers
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This article presents information obtained from people working in public child welfare who self-selected to participate in a worker health survey examining the associations between secondary traumatic stress, organizational factors, and general health.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
09/04/2014
Behaviorally Based Case Plans
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This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's Safety Organized Practice: Behaviorally Based Case Plans training materials. To learn more about the Academy, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
08/22/2018
CO-OP!: Social cooperatives as a tool for youth employment
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No Strings Attached
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The course originally was develop as a one of the tools that help participant from the ERASMUS+ training course. During the project, course was enrich in contest by work of all participants and established as an open education source for everyone. Now, its main objective is to promote form of social cooperative among youth from European countries. Moreover it contest more than just information about social cooperative legal form in few European countries. It is build in motivational and nonformal way, thanks to that it provide various different components, such as: soft skills learning, q&a, information about IT tools in education and lots of information about EU Programs.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Economics
Social Work
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Full Course
Author:
Foundation Feis
Date Added:
11/28/2017
CQI Statewide Conference for Child Welfare and Probation 2018
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This resource features presentations and materials offered throughout the 2018 Continuous Quality Improvement Statewide Conference for Child Welfare and Probation, which was hosted by the California Department of Social Services at the University of California, Davis from March 28-29, 2018.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
10/29/2019
CWS/CMS
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Summary: This site contains the materials for the CWS/CMS course. There are materials that we are asking the participants to copy and bring with them to the class. There are materials that the Resource Center will provide for participants and there are materials that we are providing to participants that we ask for them to review prior to the class that do not need to be printed.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
05/03/2019
CWS/CMS for New Users
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Access curricula for the Northern California Training Academy's CWS/CMS for New Users (consortium) Course. Learn more about the Northern California Training Academy by visiting humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
06/04/2018
CalWORKS and Child Welfare: Case Management for Public Child Welfare Workers
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This curriculum is designed to educate social workers about the experiences and needs of families involved with both public welfare and child welfare services so that they can provide high-quality case management services within a post-welfare reform environment. Based on research from a longitudinal, ethnographic study of families living in an urban environment, the curriculum includes: a review of child welfare outcomes in the welfare reform era; a description of welfare reform as implemented in one county, including examples from the client's perspective of managing within a welfare-to-work environment; a cost of living analysis of life on welfare; a set of case examples illustrating pathways from welfare to child welfare, with special attention to aspects of welfare reform which may play a role in child welfare outcomes; and a discussion of how to apply qualitative research methods toward improving child welfare practice, as well as an explanation of the research methods used for the study. (187 pages)Frame, L., Berrick, J. D., Sogar, C., Berzin, S. C., & Pearlman, J. (2001).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
California Child Welfare Core Practice Model
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This resource includes a webinar overview of the CA Core Practice model, practice behaviors, and a description of the theoretical framework underlying the model

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Module
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Author:
California Child Welfare Directors Association
California Department of Social Services
CalSWEC
Child and Family Policy Institute of California
Date Added:
04/28/2017
California Child Welfare Core Practice Model (CPM) Workforce Development Tools
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This resource features tools designed for child welfare leaders in California to use and adapt to meet the workforce development needs of their specific county or jurisdiction.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
05/16/2018
California Safety Organized Practice Conference 2018
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This page provides access to the presentations and materials offered throughout the 2018 California Safety Organized Practice Conference, which was hosted by the Northern California Training Academy at the University of California, Davis June 26-27. The statewide conference provided an opportunity for counties implementing Safety Organized Practice (SOP) to explore strategies for rigor and depth of practice across the case continuum, and to share strengths, challenges and successes around implementation and sustainability.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
08/15/2018
California Safety Organized Practice Convening Summary Report
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The goal of the Safety Organized Practice Convening held on November 8, 2011 was to
bring together California counties who were implementing (or considering implementing)
a coordinated use of Safety Organized Practice with other risk and safety tools, such as Structured Decision Making. This resource provides access to the summary report of the convening.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
05/12/2016
California State University, Long Beach, (1994). Child Welfare Management Modules
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This project includes three teaching modules in the area of child welfare management: Child Welfare Staff Relations, Social Advocacy in Child Welfare, and Program Development in Child Welfare. Each module includes a statement of purpose, learning objectives, reference readings, an outline for the presentation, and resources for teaching. (35 pages)California State University, Long Beach, (1994). Child Welfare Management Modules

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/02/2018
Case Notes example
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This is an interactive graphic showing one example of case notes written following an referral. The example corresponds to a vignette and is meant to provide an introduction to case notes for a novice learner.

Hover over a section or paragraph will expose a box around that section. Click on the boxed section to zoom in for more details.

As you explore the case notes example document, consider the following:

Are the individual paragraphs, or sentences, written differently?
What purposes do you think these case notes serve? How might that have influenced the way in which the author wrote them?
How would you describe the style of writing used in this example?

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Date Added:
03/31/2013
Child Welfare Case Study Module: Emergency Response, Family Maintenance, Permanency Planning
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The three case studies written for this project reflect training needs in crucial parts of the child welfare system. They may be used individually or together, and each includes an introduction that highlights the area of child welfare practice that governs the situation, and a variety of classroom exercises. An effort was made to be ethnically sensitive by emphasizing language and cultural diversity differences in family lifestyles as expressed in parenting and disciplinary styles and varying cultural norms and values. The authors strongly recommend the use of collaborative teaching with guest speakers from local departments of Social Service, substance abuse programs, etc., to supplement the case studies. (93 pages)Brewer, L. K., Roditti, M., & Marcus, A. (1996).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/02/2018
Child Welfare Documentation Cycle withVignette
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At what chronological points during the life of a case might a child welfare social worker need to draft case notes, investigation narratives, case plans or court reports? This vignette timeline depicts when the four core documents were written for a particular case vignette. It begins at the point of the initial referral and proceeds through the first several months of Child / Family - Agency interaction thereafter, from promotion of the referral to the opening of a case. The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate the non-linear relationship between the four core documents and illustrate the purpose of each document in the cycle of a family's interaction with a child welfare social worker / agency, given the circumstances presented in a vignette.

Click on objects in the graphic to explore more details about the events occurring during the case. Throughout the case you will also see what documents were used to record details of the events. Several of the events along the timeline contain links to the vignette documents. Additional resources can be accessed by clicking on the "resources" link above the top right corner of the graphic.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Date Added:
12/23/2015
Child Welfare Practice Guides - Northern California Training Academy
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This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's extensive list of published guides, tips and tools for child welfare practice improvement.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
04/03/2019
Child Welfare Practice: Keeping Children With Disabilities in Their Home
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This six-part curriculum introduces working with children with disabilities and is based on a model that sees disability as an issue of diversity rather than of dysfunction and medicine. It may be used in part, but use in whole is strongly recommended. The modules address the competencies involving cultural skills and knowledge and impact competencies regarding child welfare skills and knowledge about child abuse. They cover: quantifying the number of persons with disabilities in the United States and California, having participants understand their own values and attitudes regarding children with disabilities, physical and sexual abuse affecting children with disabilities, families with children with disabilities, a generic model of practice that includes children with disabilities and their families, and a resource directory. (189 pages)Salsgiver, R. O. (2000).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Child Welfare Practice in the Legal System: A Curriculum Module
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Child welfare is a unique field of social work practice that requires the use of special interdisciplinary skills with attorneys, judges, and other member of the legal system. The skillful application of these interdisciplinary skills is extraordinarily difficult.
Fundamental differences between the value base, knowledge, and training of social workers and attorneys assure that the two professions will forever have an uneasy relationship. Nevertheless, the current and future direction of child welfare service delivery demands that this uneasy relationship continue and be improved. Historically, social workers coming into the profession are unprepared for interactions with the Juvenile Court. Graduate level university curriculum is generally silent on how to achieve positive client outcomes while working within the legal system. As a result, most new child welfare workers experience anxiety, fear, and frustration when confronted by the court. Without information on how to achieve positive client outcomes through the court process, social workers generally believe it is impossible to achieve positive outcomes in that setting. Interviews with social workers who have left child welfare to accept other social work positions regularly cite their frustration and discomfort with court-related interactions as a primary catalyst for their decision to leave this area of practice. This curriculum module, designed with that in mind, is intended for use with graduate students interested in child welfare practice and newly employed or inexperienced child welfare caseworkers.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
David Foster; Barbara Woods
Date Added:
04/29/2015
Child Welfare Services Level of Care Pilot Case Scenarios State T4T
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A new rate structure for Home-Based Foster Care (HBFC) was necessitated with the passage of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR). In response, a Level of Care (LOC) Protocol has been developed for use by county child welfare and probation placement workers. A LOC matrix using five domains (Physical, Behavioral/Emotional, Health, Educational and Permanency/Family Services Domain), separately scored, and designed to promote best practices in meeting the individual needs of children/youth in the foster care system.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
12/13/2017
Child Welfare Skills With Southeast Asian Families
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Offering a wealth of information, this module introduces the historical, cultural, and social factors that influence a social worker's ability to skillfully interact with Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, and Cambodian families. It provides approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes sections on: Southeast Asian history, escape, refugee, and resettlement experiences; legal and health issues; mental health and education issues; the Southeast Asian family; and child welfare practice and the Southeast Asian family. The curriculum includes pre- and posttests and materials that may be reproduced as handouts. (175 pages)Himes, H., Lee, S., Foster, D., & Woods, B. (1995)

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/02/2018
Child Welfare and CalWORKS: Opportunities for Collaboration to Benefit Children and Families
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This is an update of the 2001 curriculum: Frame, L., Berrick, J. D., Sogar, C., Berzin, S. C., & Pearlman, J. CalWORKS and Child Welfare: Case Management for Public Child Welfare Workers. This newly revised curriculum is designed to help students understand the relationship between family economic well-being and parenting and to raise students’ awareness of the important role poverty can play in interfering with parents’ best efforts to raise their children well. Under extreme circumstances, family poverty can place children at significant risk – these are the families who may come to the attention of child welfare agencies. (215 pages)Berrick, J. D., Helalian, H. S., Frame, L., Fabella, D., Lee, K., & Karpilow, K. (2010).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Children in Progressive-Era America
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No Strings Attached
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In twenty-first century American society, childhood is popularly understood as a time of innocence, learning, and play. At the end of the nineteenth century, however, children made up part of the country’s workforce, and labored on farms and in factories. When they were not working, they enjoyed great independence in leisure activities—be it in a loud city street or a peaceful country lake. Often, children were far from adult supervision. Reformers during the Progressive Er—a period of social activism and political reform across the United States between the 1890s and 1920s —took a great interest in child welfare. Through organizations and legislation, they sought to define what a happy and healthy childhood should be in the modern age. Immersion in nature was central to what the Progressives prescribed, and children’s organizations and camps offered a suitable combination of supervision and open spaces. The formula for a healthy childhood was further refined in postwar America. Children were given a distinct place in the family and home, as well as within the consumer market with the emergence of teenage culture and buying power. This exhibition was created as part of the DPLA's Public Library Partnerships Project by collaborators from the Digital Library of Georgia and Georgia's public libraries.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Provider:
Digital Library of Georgia
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
DPLA Exhibitions
Author:
Greer Martin
Date Added:
09/01/2015
Choices: A Child Welfare Curriculum Module on Voluntary Services and Court-Mandated Services
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This module compares the relative effectiveness of court-mandated versus voluntary service plans in preventing child maltreatment recidivism and analyzes family characteristics that influence how families are recommended for court-mandated services. Results showed that the type of plan does not make a difference in case outcome; similar rates of recidivism were noted between both types of plans after the cases closed. Also, while children were more likely to remain in the home in families that received voluntary plans when other factors were controlled, the voluntary plan advantage disappeared. (145 pages) Jones, L. (2000).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Resources
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This resource provides access to publications, reports and videos related to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in child welfare, with particular emphasis on the role of California's child welfare agencies in supporting safety and stability for children and families impacted by commercial sexual exploitation.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Comparing Four Types of Child Welfare Documentation
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How similar or different are case notes from investigation narratives? Do case plans have any relationship to court reports? The goal of this interactive graphic is to consider the relationship between case notes, investigation narratives, case plans and court reports by reviewing how they are similar and different from one another.

Click on the icons in the interactive graphic to compare the four documents to each other. The text found in the graphic can be downloaded in doc format by clicking on the "resources" link at the top right side of the graphic.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Date Added:
12/23/2015
Comparing investigate interview with resulting case notes
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An approximately two minute interactive video clip asking a learner to watch an investigative interview, interspersed with still images of the case notes written, and culminating with a knowledge check. The interview shows the social worker and child in a school setting, following report of potential abuse by staff from the child's school. Learners are asked to take notes and compare those with the case notes written by the social worker, shown at two points in the video. A multiple choice knowledge check, with feedback for correct and incorrect responses, concludes the video.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Interactive
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Date Added:
04/20/2016
Components of an Investigation Narrative
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An investigation narrative is written whenever a public child welfare agency is alerted to a situation requiring further attention. The narrative tells the story of what actions occurred as a social worker interacted with a family or child on their path to gather evidence surrounding a reported incident.

This interactive activity provides a learner with an example of an Investigation Narrative taken from a vignette. Buttons on the left side of the document highlight sections of the narrative template, identifying what information is typically included in that section and showing an excerpt taken from the vignette. The goal for the learner utilizing this resource is to identify the structure of an investigation narrative and be able to explain the purpose or function of the highlighted sections / headings.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Date Added:
08/24/2016
Continuous Quality Improvement in Child Welfare Learning Collaborative 2015
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This resource provides access to various materials used throughout the Northern California Training Academy's Child Welfare CQI Collaborative Conference, which was held in February, 2015. To learn more about the Academy and the the courses it offers, visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Author:
Northern California Training Academy
Date Added:
11/29/2018