This data brief, part of the California Public Child Welfare Workforce Studies, provides statistics on American Indian/Native American child welfare workers who responded to the 2011 Agency Administrative and Individual Worker surveys.
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This interactive online tutorial reviews the legal process changes related to Assembly Bill 12 (AB 12). The tutorial reviews primary hearings associated with AB12, associated rules and regulations and court report requirements. It seeks to engender the value of increased self-determination for non-minor dependent youth in the court process among social workers.
Provides brief overview of California's Continuum of Care ( CCR) initiative and access to numerous resources
The Indian Child Welfare Acts seeks to keep AI children within their communities. This curriculum focuses on that legislation and provides an advanced training on the delivery of quality case management services to American Indian families through active efforts, and the role of the expert witness in court proceedings.
The Assessment Block content focuses on critical thinking, standardized assessment, and child maltreatment identification. This includes identification of a critical thinking process; information about assessment policy and practice; and tips and practice for identifying neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and exploitation. There are 2 e-learning modules, 4 classroom modules, 2 field activities, and a 200-level knowledge and skills reinforcement classroom lab this block. On the CalSWEC Network hub, materials for this block include published e-learning files.
This curriculum covers the following public child welfare competencies: ethnic sensitive and multicultural practice, core child welfare skills, social work skills and methods, and human development and the social environment. Sections on assessment and intervention, treatment models, principles, programs, self-help groups, the recovery process, and relapse prevention are included as are models of the recovery process, website resources, and pre- and posttests. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Assessment,%20Intervention%20and%20Recovery%20Support%20PowerPoint.pdf
This curriculum offers an overview of foster care, background on the characteristics of kin and non-kin foster parents and trends in foster care. 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 as well as a brief policy analysis of kinship care. Practice tips for child welfare workers and administrators are included, and kin and non-kin foster parents address their relationship with the child welfare system. Recent child welfare policies affecting foster parents and kinship caregivers are examined. Overheads: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Assessment%20Kinship%20CareTransparencies.pdf
These training resources, developed by child welfare experts, teach child welfare workers basic interviewing skills for use with adults and children. Trainees will develop skills in effective interviewing techniques, including establishing rapport, obtaining accurate and comprehensive information, employing strength-based engagement strategies, and tailoring techniques to meet the needs of the interviewee. Materials include PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft Word Trainer's and Trainee's guides, and a cross-cultural values worksheet, and tips for interviewing cross-culturally. Developed for training of all new child welfare workers in California from as part of the California Common Core Curricula.
These resources for child welfare workers will assist workers in navigating the complexities of legal documentation. These materials are offered as part of the California Common Core Curricula, an innovative training program designed for all new child welfare workers in the state. Competencies and learning objectives offer guidelines for training new child welfare workers; an annotated bibliography offers ideas of where to look further for needed information.
This curriculum is designed to educate social workers about the experiences and needs of families involved with both public welfare and child welfare services so that they can provide high-quality case management services within a post-welfare reform environment.
This resource includes a webinar overview of the CA Core Practice model, practice behaviors, and a description of the theoretical framework underlying the model
Instructive Powerpoint on purposes and legislative mandate for California's Continuum of Care reform initiative
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?
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.
The Case Planning and Service Delivery Block content focuses on working with families to develop behavior based case plans. This includes information about case planning policy and practice, writing case plan objectives, and the role of visitation in positive outcomes for families. There are 2 e-learning modules, 2 classroom modules, 1 field activity, and a 200-level knowledge and skills reinforcement classroom lab this block. On the CalSWEC Network hub, materials for this block include published e-learning files.
This curriculum addresses the role of the supervisor in promoting the development of child welfare workers. It encompasses different types of case consultation that elicit casework information and the worker's experiences in order to determine sound casework decisions that support fairness and equity considerations.
The training materials are divided into two main sections: the Trainers Guide and the Trainees Guide. Each contains the competencies and learning objectives for the training, but other components are differentiated between the guides. For example, the Trainers Guide contains tips and guidance for the trainer to structure and prepare for the training, while the Trainees Guide contains the textual information.
This curriculum focuses on child maltreatment issues and effective practice strategies among immigrant Asian families. It elucidates demographic and behavioral characteristics of child abuse victims and perpetrators in four major immigrant Asian communities, factors contributing to the selection of two types of placement by child protective services workers, and effective child welfare practice with immmigrant Asian families. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Rhee_PowerPoint.pdf
The three case studies written for this project reflect training needs in crucial parts of the child welfare system. Each includes an introduction that highlights the area of child welfare practice that governs the situation and a variety of classroom exercises. It is ethnically sensitive. The authors strongly recommend the use of collaborative teaching with guests speakers to supplement the case studies.
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.