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A10 The New Home-Based Family Care Rate Structure and the Level of Care Protocol: What is it?
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The Level of Care (LOC) Matrix protocol updates the decades-old method of determining a rate based on a child’s age. The new protocol is designed to match the daily care and supervision needs of a child or youth based on level of intensity and the abilities of the resource family; which translates to a rate. Come hear the basics; updates and how some counties and providers are implementing the new protocol.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A11 Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System – Probation 101
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The role of juvenile probation is to reduce recidivism; to maintain and return youth as law-abiding members of the community. Probation officers are tasked with balancing responsibilities of community safety; youth safety and rehabilitation and treatment. This is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of probation officers; the juvenile court process and services provided to youth.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A12 Integrating Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) into the Child and Family Team Process; Part 1
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Learn how TCOM can be effectively integrated into the Wraparound process to promote success. Training will demonstrate how to use Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) on multiple levels: increasing team collaboration and communication in the context of the Child and Family Team (CFT); engaging in team treatment planning; enhancing oversight and supervision; and monitoring outcomes for families. Leave with tools for utilizing TCOM within the Wraparound context and a success story of how TCOM integration has had a positive impact on outcomes reporting.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A13 Functional Family Therapy (FFT) in Los Angeles County Probation
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FFT is a short-term evidence-based intervention that focuses on the strengths in the family; community; school and neighborhood. The goal of FF T is to reduce criminal offending and out-of-home placements. Probation has trained two teams to administer FF T. They have been formally trained and receive ongoing training and assistance to ensure that they are providing this evidence-based service with fidelity. Come learn how this was done and how you can use FFT.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A14 Continuum of Care Reform: A County’s Experience Building Partnerships and Child and Family Team Meetings; Part 1
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This workshop will provide information on collaboration efforts between public agencies and community partners to effectively implement the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) initiative. It will discuss the collaborative relationships among Child Welfare Services; Mental Health; Probation; TulareWORKS; Tulare County Office of Education and Parenting Network (parent partners). The workshop will also discuss the implementation of Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings in Tulare County that started with a pilot program in 2016.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A15 Introduction to Resource Family Approval
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In 2017; California implemented the Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program. RFA is a unified; family friendly and child-centered process created to replace the existing multiple processes for licensing foster family homes and approving relatives and non-relative extended family members as foster-care providers; as well as approving families for legal guardianship or adoption. The RFA Program eliminates duplication; coordinates approval standards and provides a comprehensive assessment of all families; to expedite permanency for children and youth served by the Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation Departments. This training aims to orient participants to the RFA Program and explore ways participants can support families and youth impacted by RFA through their professional roles.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A1 Using Trauma-Informed Principles to Infuse Self-Care in Schools
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As the healthcare system evolves to meet the changing demands of an increasingly diverse nation; creating an equally prepared system of services that address these needs has become a top priority for all service providers. Dr. Isaiah Pickens will discuss the challenges for families of navigating within and across systems and the promise of integrating a relationship-based framework to meet their needs; while providing evidence-based care. This keynote address will inspire service providers to use relationships for building resilience in both their clients and themselves.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A2 Presumptive Transfer? But I’m Already Here!
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Effective July 1; 2017; when a child or youth in foster care is placed outside his or her county of jurisdiction; the responsibility to provide; arrange and pay for specialty mental health services changes. Presumptive transfer sounds like a complicated government administrative process because it is. This workshop will provide an explanation of what this process is; who is affected by it and how it can be managed effectively.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A3 Supervising Child and Family Teams
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This workshop will cover considerations for supervisors who are responsible for training; coaching and supervising team members that attend and participate in Child and Family Team meetings. Several models that support staff development; family-centered practice; and organizational accountability will be presented.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A4 Aligning Teaming Models to Achieve Best Practice: CFT; SOP and TDM
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In 2018; the landscape of services for children and families being served in California Child Welfare Services has continued to evolve. One recent evolution is the use of Child and Family Teams as a vehicle for team planning. Child and Family Teaming (CFT) must integrate practices; services and supports for children; youth; non-minor dependents (NM Ds) and families in care. Two of the major practices to integrate with the CFT mandate include Safety Organized Practice (SOP) and Team Decision-Making (TDM) meetings. SOP is a collaborative practice approach that emphasizes the importance of teamwork in child welfare; and TDM is a facilitated team meeting structure to address placement issues for children involved or potentially involved in foster care. This workshop will focus on the promising practices and art of integrating SOP and TDM into a CFT process. Participants will leave with increased capacity to create one teaming process that meets the needs of the child; youth; NM D; parent; family agency and community.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/12/2018
A5 Creating a Relational Foundation that Supports the Application of Best Practices: What’s Neuroscience; Reflection and Engagement Got To Do With It?; Part 1
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Engagement is a word commonly used to describe a practice that should be used by all who serve youth and families. Engaging staff at all levels of an organization is just as critical. But what does that look like? How do we engage others and create the relational foundation essential to support the application of best practices? In this workshop; participants will learn the role neuroscience plays in how we engage others; they will understand how to create an environment that encourages reflection and supports dialogue that identifies barriers to engagement; and they will leave with tools and strategies that they can apply immediately to create meaningful conversations within the organization and with families.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A6 Are Your Strengths Leading You to Achieving Your Best Outcomes with Ease?
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Plan to attend this highly interactive workshop if you have been wondering how to propel yourself forward and achieve your goals and objectives by aligning the outcomes you desire with your greatest natural talents and strengths. Discover what Gallup; Inc. has done with critical thinking to support us in learning to tap into who we already are to maximize our productivity! Be willing to practice some basic coaching skills with colleagues in this session. If you are experiencing a transition in your life (professionally or personally); leave this session inspired to take your next steps--moving into action toward making that significant difference you desire to make in the lives of the people we serve!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A7 More Than Race; The Endless Journey Toward Cultural Competency and Humility; Part 1
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In this three-hour workshop; we will begin the conversation about cultural competency; privilege; oppression and humility. This course focuses on personal; and often unquestioned; beliefs and experiences in an attempt to enhance learning about cultural competence; increase humility in working with others and begin to be more open to examining the world from various perspectives. We will discuss entering into situations with humility; willing to learn from others; and being open and honest with ourselves about our own identities; privileges; oppression and growth opportunities.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A8 Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Training Resource Toolkit
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In December 2011; the State of California entered into a settlement agreement of the class action lawsuit Katie A v. Bonta. Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is one of the Specialty Mental Health Services that became available as a result of this settlement. This workshop will provide background as to how California’s TFC service model; TFC parent training topics and learning objectives evolved. Presenters will walk participants through the TFC Training Resource Toolkit; which was created to provide information and resources to assist TFC agencies to develop a TFC parent training program.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
A9 Continuum of Care Reform – Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs)
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The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the STRTPs versus group homes; per the enactment of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR). The CCR’s mission is to improve outcomes for foster children through a decreased dependence on congregate care and an increased reliance on loving; nurturing families. The overview will cover the shift away from congregate care and the formation of STRTPs and how they fit into California’s foster care system.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
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
Ageing and Disability: Transitions Into Residential Care
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Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on an individual - just the anticipation of residential care is one of the biggest sources of fear for the elderly. This unit discusses the role of social workers and care staff in supporting individuals through the transition, and how residential environments affect quality of life.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Assessment, Support, and Training for Kinship Care & Foster Care: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum, which may be used in whole or in part, offers an overview of foster care, background on the characteristics of kin and non-kin foster parents, and trends in foster care. Special emphasis is placed on foster care recruitment, training, and retention efforts as well as the foster care payment rate structure. A comprehensive look at the elements that comprise quality of care in kinship and non-related foster homes is included. The curriculum highlights the philosophical reasons for providing quality care, the history and philosophy of kinship care, a legal history and brief policy analysis of kinship care, and domains of quality. Practice tips for child welfare workers and administrators are included, as well as a chapter where kin and non-kin foster parents address their relationship with the child welfare system and recent child welfare policies affecting foster parents and kinship caregivers. (332 pages)Berrick, J. D., Needell, B., Shlonsky, A., Simmel, C., & Pedrucci, C. (1998).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
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
Avila OER: Social Work
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On this webpage you will find Social Work textbooks along with supplemental material and a few lecture videos.
The purpose of these discipline specific pages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive. The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Avila University
Author:
Larry J. Kramer
Date Added:
04/30/2019
B10 Assessing and Improving Outcomes: A Crosswalk of the California Well-Being Project and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) in California
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While interventions and outcomes can feel like opposite ends of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) spectrum; they are more closely related then most realize. This workshop will help participants link the daily work of interventions with the larger task of improving outcomes. Participants will gain a basic knowledge of the California Well-Being Project (which includes the interventions of Wraparound and Safety Organized Practice) as well as the California Case Review process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B11 Partnering to Transform Foster Care Through the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI); Part 1
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Come learn about California’s QPI effort to transform foster care by re-orienting system practice and policy to meet the core developmental needs of children and youth through prioritizing excellent; loving parenting. Although child development; brain and trauma research have definitively established excellent parenting as a foundational element to support healthy child and youth development and well-being; systems have often undermined; rather than supported; effective parenting. Approximately 70 jurisdictions in 10 states; including 26 counties in California; have joined the QPI movement. Families; youth; agency leaders and staff; judicial partners and community agencies are working in partnership to make the practice; culture and policy changes necessary to prioritize relationships and ensure the healthy development of children and youth in child welfare.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B12 Integrating Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) into the Child and Family Team Process; Part 2
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Learn how TCOM can be effectively integrated into the Wraparound process to promote success. Training will demonstrate how to use Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) on multiple levels: increasing team collaboration and communication in the context of the Child and Family Team (CFT); engaging in team treatment planning; enhancing oversight and supervision; and monitoring outcomes for families. Leave with tools for utilizing TCOM within the Wraparound context and a success story of how TCOM integration has had a positive impact on outcomes reporting.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B13 Increasing Cultural Proficiency in Understanding Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
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Engaging with Wraparound team members around CSEC in a way that demonstrates respect for the values; preferences; beliefs; culture and identity of bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking families is a critical part of collaboration and integrating the Wraparound principle of Cultural Competency. This workshop focuses on strategies for understanding and sharing introductory CSEC information with team members with a bicultural lens. Attendees will participate in a CSEC 101 training and be equipped with the information and materials to engage with others around this important topic. This workshop will be provided in English.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B14 Continuum of Care Reform: A County’s Experience Building Partnerships and Child and Family Team Meetings; Part 2
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This workshop will provide information on collaboration efforts between public agencies and community partners to effectively implement the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) initiative. It will discuss the collaborative relationships among Child Welfare Services; Mental Health; Probation; TulareWORKS; Tulare County Office of Education and Parenting Network (parent partners). The workshop will also discuss the implementation of Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings in Tulare County that started with a pilot program in 2016.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B15 Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children; Youth and Parents
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The CEBC (www.cebc4cw.org) is an online dissemination tool containing over 380 intervention and prevention programs with varying levels of supporting research evidence. The CEBC can be used by child and family-serving systems and organizations to identify new practices for implementation; however; knowledge alone of available practices is not sufficient for selecting the right one. The CEBC has created a guide to help child- and family-serving agencies think critically through the selection and implementation process. This workshop will walk participants through the process of how to assess agency needs; determine whether changes to the agency are needed and successfully select a new program to best meet the needs of the children and families being served.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B16 Babies and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System are Important and Why They Need You to Know That
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Babies need love. Babies in child welfare also need you to know how their start in life has impacted them. This workshop will provide an overview of the significance children under five in child welfare have. They have unique and specific needs; including basic developmental expectations. Learn about the importance of early relationships and the impact of trauma/child maltreatment on the developing brain.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B1 Wraparound and CANS: Integrating the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment into the Phases and Activities of Wraparound
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The use of the CANS across child servings systems is growing and intersecting with supports and services; such as Wraparound; for youth and their families across the country. A system-level framework for Wraparound and CANS are well documented; but there is very little information about methods for integration of the two at the practice level and within an organizational structure. This presentation will explore aspects of CANS and Wraparound integration and report on specific strategies for integrating CANS data with the phases of Wraparound. Specific tools for integration will be shared.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B2 Presumptive Transfer? But I’m Already Here! (Repeat Session)
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Effective July 1; 2017; when a child or youth in foster care is placed outside his or her county of jurisdiction; the responsibility to provide; arrange and pay for specialty mental health services changes. Presumptive transfer sounds like a complicated government administrative process because it is. This workshop will provide an explanation of what this process is; who is affected by it and how it can be managed effectively.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B3 The Path Back to You: Working with Families Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence
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This session will focus on increasing the knowledge base and awareness for working with families who have experienced domestic violence. The goal of the session is to provide a basic level of understanding on how to work with families who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. Attendees will leave with a greater awareness; skill set and practical tools to aid them in serving families who have experienced domestic violence.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B4 Providing Social Emotional and Behavioral Support for Young People in the Community
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Casa Pacifica’s Community-based services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties provide a wide range of social; emotional and behavioral support for youth ages 2-22 years in various community settings; including schools; homes and group homes. Learn specific interventions to use in the various phases of treatment: rapport-building/assessment phase; implementation phase; and transition and fade-out phase. Participants will leave with interventions they can use immediately with youth of all ages in all stages of treatment.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B5 Creating a Relational Foundation that Supports the Application of Best Practices: What’s Neuroscience; Reflection and Engagement Got To Do With It?; Part 2
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Engagement is a word commonly used to describe a practice that should be used by all who serve youth and families. Engaging staff at all levels of an organization is just as critical. But what does that look like? How do we engage others and create the relational foundation essential to support the application of best practices? In this workshop; participants will learn the role neuroscience plays in how we engage others; they will understand how to create an environment that encourages reflection and supports dialogue that identifies barriers to engagement; and they will leave with tools and strategies that they can apply immediately to create meaningful conversations within the organization and with families.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B6 The Facilitation Process: The Good; The Bad and The Ugly
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This workshop will teach advanced; effective techniques for facilitating an effective CFT (Child and Family Team) meeting. The distinct stages of facilitation will be discussed; as well as how to recognize what stage the team is in. Common pitfalls and best practice standards of facilitation will be outlined. A live facilitation with stop-action explanation will be presented.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B7 More Than Race; The Endless Journey Toward Cultural Competency and Humility; Part 2
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In this three-hour workshop; we will begin the conversation about cultural competency; privilege; oppression and humility. This course focuses on personal; and often unquestioned; beliefs and experiences in an attempt to enhance learning about cultural competence; increase humility in working with others and begin to be more open to examining the world from various perspectives. We will discuss entering into situations with humility; willing to learn from others; and being open and honest with ourselves about our own identities; privileges; oppression and growth opportunities.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B8 Barrier Busters When Working With Families
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Ever been stuck trying to help a tough family and you didn’t know why? This workshop will provide a checklist of eight questions that can help unlock these hard-to-reach families and get them moving toward their their goals.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
B9 Powerful Practices: Improving School Climate and Changing Children’s Future Through the CA Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Teaching Pyramid Framework
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The CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid’s tiered approach—promoting healthy social-emotional skills; preventing challenging behaviors and intervening for problematic behaviors—transforms early childhood classroom climates by focusing on social-emotional development and building the skills of the adults in the child’s life; while supporting children with specific promotion and prevention strategies. This strategy is being taught across California and connects to school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. There is also a strong emphasis on partnerships with families; and the approach directly supports several of the protective factors from Strengthening Families.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
Becoming a Critical Social Work Practitioner
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What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This unit will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ͢__ëńcritical perspectives͢__ë_ ˘ will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that arise in

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
03/13/2009
The Boundaries of Care
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In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
C10 Wraparound Services and Adult Youth: Implementing Services for Youth 18 and Older
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This session will cover aspects of providing Wraparound services to youth over the age of 18; by exploring unique aspects of collaboration with this age group and their community partners. Participants will also learn to help family members accept the change in a youth’s status and their role in supporting the youth. Finally; we will discuss maintaining engagement with adult youth and defining the roles of all Wraparound team members in the treatment process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/18/2018