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All County Letter (ACL) No. 17-17

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The purpose of this ACL is to provide information about the February 2017 implementation of the statewide standardized Common Core 3.0 (CC 3.0) for social workers. The CC 3.0 is the result of a large scale revision of California’s Common Core Curricula (Core) for child welfare workers.

Material Type: Reading

Using the CANS in the California Integrated Core Practice Model

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This resource provides access to the required materials from the Northern California Training Academy's Using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths in the California Integrated Core Practice Model training. This one-day training gives participants an understanding of how California will use the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) as a strategy to meet the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) vision for creating behavioral objectives with families and teams.

Material Type: Student Guide

Author: Northern California Training Academy

Recruitment and Retention of Resource Families in Rural and Tribal Communities

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This resource provides access to the materials from the Recruitment and Retention of Resources in Rural and Tribal Communities group session hosted by the Northern California Training Academy in July of 2017. Developed in partnership between the National Center for Diligent Recruitment, the California Department of Social Services, and the Northern California Training Academy at the UC Davis Extension Center for Human Services, this two day group session provided sustainable gains including formation of new partnerships, identification of new solutions, and specific strategies toward improving recruitment and retention of resource families in rural and tribal communities.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Northern California Training Academy

Core 2.5: Child Maltreatment Identification, Part 1

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This training provides participants with the skills to recognize factors that will assist them in accurately identifying neglect, emotional abuse and physical abuse as defined by California law. After attending this training, participants will be able to: Identify factors that constitute abuse and/or neglect as defined by the Welfare & Institutions Code Section 300 (a) - (j) and recognize parenting behaviors that promote child safety and family well-being outcomes; distinguish scenarios of child maltreatment from those that are not child maltreatment based on a constellation of factors such as physical injuries and behavioral indicators, within a cultural context; and value the importance of diversity as it relates to child maltreatment. Successful participants will be better equipped to recognize conditions contributing to child maltreatment as well as common injuries bringing children to the attention of child welfare.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Northern California Training Academy