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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Education
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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
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Provider:
The Open University
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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
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
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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
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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
C11 Partnering to Transform Foster Care Through the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI); Part 2
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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:
07/18/2018
C12 The Power Struggle is Real: Mending the Relationship and Eliminating the Argument to Teach our Kids the Power of Choice
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This workshop will focus on real and effective strategies when working with defiant teenage youth. So often we seek to quickly throw out labels that hinder our ability to establish a trusting working relationship. Learn to connect with tough youth by using an authentic approach and effective collaboration strategies in the Wraparound process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/18/2018
C13 Aumentar la Competencia Cultural en el Entrenamiento de ESCNNA Increasing Cultural Proficiency in Understanding Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
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Engaging with Wraparound team members on the topic of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in a way that demonstrates respect for the values; preferences; beliefs; culture and identity of bilingual/bicultural families is a critical part of collaborating and integrating the Wraparound principle of Cultural Competency. This workshop focuses on strategies for sharing introductory CSEC information with team members in Spanish and with a bicultural lens. Attendees will participate in a CSEC 101 training provided in Spanish and be equipped with the information and materials (written in Spanish) to engage with others around this important topic. Participar con los miembros del equipo de Servicios Integrales sobre el tema de ESCNN A de una manera que demuestre respecto por los valores; preferencia; creencias; cultura e identidad de las familias bilingües/biculturales; es una parte fundamental de la colaboración de los Services Integrales sobre el Entendimiento Cultural. Este curso se enfoca en estrategias para proporcionar información introductoria de ESCNN A a los miembros del equipo en español y estarán equipados con la información y materiales para acoplar y compartir esta información a otros.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/18/2018
C14 Recognizing the Need to Heal: Compassion Fatigue and How It Relates to the Empathic Worker
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As professionals in the helping field; we are encouraged to carry hope for our families with an empathetic heart without being educated about the cost of caring. This training will define Compassion Fatigue and compare its symptoms to burnout. It will encourage participants to take a holistic look at stressors in their life and examine how those stressors impact the empathic hearts.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/18/2018
C15 Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children; Youth and Parents (Repeat Session)
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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.

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Education
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Lecture Notes
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Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
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07/20/2018
C16 Team Building for Every Team
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In this active workshop you will participate in and learn to facilitate several team-building exercises that could be used with many types of groups; large or small; with clients and families or with your own staff. A skillful facilitator makes use of team building tasks to examine relationships in a much more effective way than just talking about them. We will learn activities for breaking the ice in early stages as well as for pushing a team through challenges and finally saying goodbye in a meaningful way.

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Education
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Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C1 Facilitating for Results
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This workshop will focus on proactive techniques and skills to help ensure facilitators are able to recognize and obtain the results they are looking for in every meeting. Participants will learn how to manage and drive the results of meetings before they even begin. They will also get an opportunity to reflect on their own values; which may/may not impact their approach with their team and families. Facilitators will have a chance to reflect and recognize the type of facilitator they are and the need to be flexible depending on the results they want for a meeting. We will focus on facilitators in Wraparound and what it means to be outcome-based; by going over types of meeting goals. All of these goals are “results;” and we will help participants recognize when they are getting these results and how we see them in the Wraparound process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C2 The Invisible Community: HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Its Disproportionate Impact on African Americans
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African Americans have been disproportionately affected by H V/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning; and that disparity has deepened over time. African Americans account for more new HIV infections; people estimated to be living with HIV disease; and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. The epidemic has also had a disproportionate impact on African American women; youth and gay and bisexual men; and its impact varies across the country. As a Wraparound provider in LA county; it is common to work with families affected by HIV.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
12/17/2018
C3 Creating Systems Change: Building Adoption Competency in Child Welfare and Mental Health
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Child-welfare professionals and mental health therapists serving children and families who are achieving permanency through adoption/guardianship often have a limited understanding of the complex issues that complicate or contribute to common mental health problems. These include trauma; grief; loss; identity and many others. This presentation will highlight the need for adoption mental health competency training for child-welfare and mental-health professionals; and it will present the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative’s (NTI) efforts to create systems change to better address the mental health needs of children who have achieved permanency through adoption or guardianship. NTI has piloted a state-of-the-art; evidence-informed; web-based training initiative. This presentation will discuss the pilot (which includes California); core competencies of the curriculum; initial evaluation findings; and challenges and successes of implementing a web-based curriculum in our pilot sites.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C4 Got Individualized?: Creating and Implementing Out-of-the-Box Tools In Wraparound
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Are you ready to take your Wraparound interactions to a higher level? Participants will tap into their creative sides and explore new and fun ways to turn everyday items into meaningful tools. Each role will gain practical application of new ideas and tools from development to implementation. Participants will leave with the ability to break the ice on difficult conversations as well as make their interactions more meaningful and fun.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C5 Toward True Integration: Building Alignment between Public-Private Leaders to Support Successful Programs
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The importance of teaming and collaboration to achieve successful outcomes exists at all staffing levels of a Wraparound program; not just among those who work directly with children and families. This workshop focuses on strategies that supervisors; managers and administrators can use to support their programs in becoming more aligned with their partner agencies. Participants will engage in an assessment of program alignment; learn strategies for strengthening alignment and leave with action steps for moving their program toward true integration.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C6 Wraparound and Resiliency Interventions for Sexual Exploitation (RISE): A Look at the Successful Collaboration of Care for Sexually Exploited Youth in Santa Barbara County
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The importance of teaming and collaboration to achieve successful outcomes exists at all staffing levels of a Wraparound program; not just among those who work directly with children and families. This workshop focuses on strategies that supervisors; managers and administrators can use to support their programs in becoming more aligned with their partner agencies. Participants will engage in an assessment of program alignment; learn strategies for strengthening alignment and leave with action steps for moving their program toward true integration.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/23/2018
C7 What About Dad??
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How are fathers treated in your agency? Child welfare and juvenile probation are required to work with parents of children to create a safe environment for their children. Often; the work is done with the mother; and the efforts to engage the father fade away or are simply less. Does your agency do that? Are the children and youth you work with getting the benefit of their fathers? Is there an unspoken bias to prioritize moms? Hear from dads who have been in the system and are now working hard to make sure agencies are attuned to the needs of fathers. Go dads!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C8 Child and Family Teaming: Engagement and Partnership with  Transitional-Aged Youth
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The workshop, intended for child welfare, probation, education, and
providers and staff who work with Transitional-Aged Youth (TAY), will
provide information about the need for engaging TAY through Child and Family Teams (CFTs). The specificity and uniqueness of needs in this population will be presented, and participants will develop an awareness of integrated strategies and resources for authentic engagement in the lives of these youth within a CFT framework. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share strategies for effective partnerships between TAY and CFTs.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C9 Through the Lens of Wraparound: An-Early Childhood Approach
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The purpose of this workshop is to orient participants to the key principles in Wraparound blended with recommended best practice guidelines for serving the early childhood birth to six populations. Participants will gain an understanding of some key areas of differences when evaluating and serving the early childhood population in Wraparound. Participants will be given an overview of trauma informed practices within the Early Childhood Wraparound Model of care. Participants will walk away with an understanding of recommended competencies for working with the birth to six populations as outlined by the California Center for Infant-Toddler Mental Health. Participants will be oriented to resources available within the 0-6 system of care.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
C9 Through the Lens of Wraparound: An-Early Childhood Approach
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The purpose of this workshop is to orient participants to the key principles in Wraparound blended with recommended best practice guidelines for serving the early childhood birth to six populations. Participants will gain an understanding of some key areas of differences when evaluating and serving the early childhood population in Wraparound. Participants will be given an overview of trauma informed practices within the Early Childhood Wraparound Model of care. Participants will walk away with an understanding of recommended competencies for working with the birth to six populations as outlined by the California Center for Infant-Toddler Mental Health. Participants will be oriented to resources available within the 0-6 system of care.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/18/2018
CO-OP!: Social cooperatives as a tool for youth employment
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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
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Assessment
Case Study
Full Course
Author:
Foundation Feis
Date Added:
11/28/2017
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
Care Relationships
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To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this unit we explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Millions of care relationships are going on as you read this, and each carries its own particular meanings for those involved. But where have all those people picked up their ideas of how to relate to each other? How does any of us know where to begin?

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Care Transactions
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Arrangements for care and support which people manage for themselves or have organised for them privately or informally tell us something about the shifting borders between funded and non-funded care, between health and social care, and between paid and u

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Lecture
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Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
01/30/2009
Caring: A Family affair
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Care is needed at all stages of life. This unit makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
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Provider:
The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Caring in Hospitals
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This unit considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The unit looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients and what they consider to be 'care'. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
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Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
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
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Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Date Added:
03/31/2013
Case Notes: find examples of effective use of Fact, Evidence, Assessment and Opinion
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In this activity a learner is asked to find mistakes in example case notes. Three separate excerpts taken from a dispositional report contain sentence(s) demonstrating poor use of facts or evidence, or incorrect use of assessment and opinion. Automated feedback is provided and there are opportunities for the learner to edit an example provided a transcript of the original interview.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Date Added:
07/25/2016
Case study: criminal justice & domestic violence
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Learning Objective To familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with families and adult offenders.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Case Study
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Provider:
IRISS
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Individual Authors
Author:
Kate Cameron, Mel Cadman
Date Added:
06/21/2012
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 immigrant Asian families. Specifically, it elucidates demographic and behavioral characteristics of child abuse victims and perpetrators in four major immigrant Asian communities (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese), factors contributing to the selection of two types of placement (in-home and out-of-home) by child protective services workers, and effective child welfare practice with immigrant Asian families. (106 pages)Rhee, S., Chang, J. (2006).

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Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
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
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Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Date Added:
12/23/2015
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 Practice in the Legal System: A Curriculum Module
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This module 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 addresses competencies in ethnic sensitive and multicultural practice, core child welfare skills, social work skills and methods, and workplace management. The curriculum provides 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 for providing effective testimony. (50 pages)Foster, D., & Woods, B. (1995).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/02/2018
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 in a CalWORKS Environment
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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. Chapters include: a summary of welfare reform in California, a look at the differences between the old approach to welfare and workfare (AFDC and GAIN) and the new approach under CalWORKS, a history of welfare and child protection policy, a look at families who have been involved with both the welfare and child protection systems, an analysis of interviews with child welfare workers and administrators that explores the myriad ways in which the new federal and state policies are likely to impact their clients and themselves as professionals, and the implications of welfare reform for child protection and child welfare practice. (318 pages)Frame, L., Berrick, J. D., Lee, S., Needell, B., Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Barth, R. P., et al. (1998).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
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
Closing The Healing Heartbeat
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As a traditional Native American consultant and spiritual teacher; Mr. Redhouse will use the traditional “Circle of Life” to explain how we can maintain personal balance that will create harmony in our community. Within that circle of life there are four directions representing the four aspects of our human life and the seasons of energy that can create completeness. In our journey around our circle; we will experience transitions in our chronological age; relationships and careers that will teach us about ourselves. Having healthy beginnings will set the foundation for how all of our seasons will continue to progress peacefully in our lifetime. The one constant “heartbeat” that allows us to flow through each life transition smoothly is called love. From the time of our birth; relationships will be the constant tools that will teach us about who we are and how we can interact with others and experience harmony. In modern society we have experienced division; conflict; fear and confusion because we have strayed from the simplicity of this heartbeat called love; that unites; heals and guides us to our truth.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice
Date Added:
07/20/2018
Collaborative Consultation and Larger Systems, Fall 2007
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How do individuals and families interface with larger systems, and how do therapists intervene collaboratively? How do larger systems structure the lives of individuals and families? Relationally-trained practitioners are attempting to answer these questions through collaborative and interdisciplinary, team-focused projects in mental health, education, the law, and business, among other fields. Similarly, scholars and researchers are developing specific culturally responsive models: outreach family therapy, collaborative health care, multi-systemic school interventions, social-justice-oriented and spiritual approaches, organizational coaching, and consulting, among others. This course explores these developments and aims at developing a clinical and consulting knowledge that contributes to families, organizations, and communities within a collaborative and social-justice-oriented vision.

Subject:
Management
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
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Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ed.D
Gonzalo Bacigalupe
Date Added:
02/16/2011
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