Social Work Educators

This group is a space for field instructors, lecturers, trainers, faculty at Schools of Social Work throughout California to share curriculum, ask questions to peers and collaborate to create new educational resources.
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Trauma Informed Curriculum

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Modules related to trauma-informed practice and systems change developed through the SJSU School Work emphasize active and experiential learning. Although the modules were designed for use with intermediate (MSW program) audiences, they are easily be adapted to courses or trainings for beginning or advanced audiences. The modules may be used independently or in conjunction with existing publicly available didactic materials (see Curriculum Resource Review document for recommended materials). The modules were developed Ryan Pickrell, Principal and Owner of Family Restoration Consulting, with Laurie Drabble, Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work, and include the following: 1) building resilience in the context of cultural humility, 2) self assessment, 3) adaptive ways of addressing trauma across cultural differences, 4) principles of trauma-informed care, 5) developmental perspectives, 6) trauma-informed systems change, and 7) creating effective and sustainable trauma-informed practice.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Lesson Plan, Reading

Authors: Tim Wohltmann, Laurie Drabble

People: Family

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This lesson focuses on a family depicted in a work of art. Students practice using vocabulary related to people and families. Activities emphasize oral and written descriptions of the people portrayed in the work of art, using possessive adjectives. Students are challenged to infer what the relationships are between figures depicted and what individuals are doing, based on such clues as their pose.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

Discretionary Decision Making for Social Workers in Child Protection

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This resource will support Social Work educators, students and practitioners in developing Discretionary Decision Making in child protection work. It explores the "grey areas" of practice through interactive video and scenario based learning activities. This resource can be used to support social workers to understand the complexities and issues relating to practice and decision making. The practical context used for this resource is child protection in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Material Type: Case Study, Diagram/Illustration, Reading

Authors: Charles Darwin University, Sue Moore

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Case Study, Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Simulation

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.

Material Type: Assessment, Case Study, Interactive

Working With Children 0-5 in Child Welfare and Why They Are Important

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There are materials that we are asking the participants to copy and bring with them to the class. There are materials that the Resource Center will provide for participants and there are materials that we are providing to participants that we ask for them to review prior to the class that do not need to be printed.

Material Type: Assessment, Case Study

Author: Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice

Child Welfare and CalWORKS: Opportunities for Collaboration to Benefit Children and Families

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

Material Type: Module

Author: CalSWEC

Child/Youth Specific Recruitment: Transitioning Youth from Congregate Care to Home-Based Family Care

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There are materials that we are asking the participants to copy and bring with them to the class. There are materials that the Resource Center will provide for participants and there are materials that we are providing to participants that we ask for them to review prior to the class that do not need to be printed.

Material Type: Case Study, Reading

Author: Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice

Child and Family Teaming (CFT) Philosophy and Practices Across the Broader Department of Social Services

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There are materials that we are asking the participants to copy and bring with them to the class. There are materials that the Resource Center will provide for participants and there are materials that we are providing to participants that we ask for them to review prior to the class that do not need to be printed. Thank you.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Student Guide

Author: Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice

Child and Family Teaming Implementation for Complex Needs Youth: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children/Youth (CSEC, CSEY)

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There are materials that we are asking the participants to copy and bring with them to the class. There are materials that the Resource Center will provide for participants and there are materials that we are providing to participants that we ask for them to review prior to the class that do not need to be printed.

Material Type: Lecture Notes

Author: Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice

Child and Family Teaming Overview

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This site contains the materials for the Child and Family Teaming Overview course. There are materials that we are asking the participants to copy and bring with them to the class. There are materials that the Resource Center will provide for participants and there are materials that we are providing to participants that we ask for them to review prior to the class that do not need to be printed. Thank you.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Student Guide, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice

Curriculum for the Worker Factors in the Overrepresentation of African Americans in the Child Welfare System Research Project.

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This curriculum consists of five modules in PowerPoint format designed to be used by instructors in class sessions or assigned to students as web-based independent learning. Instructors may use and revise the presentations for their needs. Each module contains slides with narrative information and links to additional readings and relevant websites and will take 1-2 hours for students to complete. Modules typically include factual or reflection questions. Module I informs students about the history and current status of the issue of overrepresentation of African Americans in child welfare. Module II centers on theories to explain overrepresentation and explains the background, methods, results, and recommendations from a recent CalSWEC-funded study on worker factors in overrepresentation. Module III focuses on African American family strengths, values, and norms. It includes an important reading on strengths-based practice with African American families, links to websites that are African American-centered, and ends with linking students to the Harvard University site to take the Implicit Associations Test. Module IV focuses on cultural competency and antiracism theory and reflective exercises. Module V contains abbreviated material from each of the four preceding modules. Smith, L. A., & Shon, H. (2010).

Material Type: Module

Author: CalSWEC

Self-Management in Leadership

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In order to be a good manager of people, the ability to pass ideas across and to build long-lasting relationships where there is mutual respect is sacrosanct. Being able to lead effectively enables one to be able to garner support for initiatives, this in the long run guarantees success. Self-Management in Leadership (Handbook) will help you sharpen your ability to communicate effectively, gain support and cooperation from others and boost your reputation. You will get practical advice on how to develop an attitude of leadership such that you would become a force to be reckoned with among your colleagues and a favourite among senior managers. You will further learn how to present your ideas successfully in a most persuasive way. This book will teach you effectively leadership, interpersonal and public relations. It contains short and useful tips to enable you have as many key information as you can on your finger tips. Sit back and relax as you digest the essential principles for effective leadership and become more equipped for success in just a few minutes.

Material Type: Module

Author: ROI Africa E-Learning Network