2014 July 23, 2014 rev.

2014
July 23, 2014 rev.
Who We Are
The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is Washington’s comprehensive statewide training partnership
dedicated to developing professional expertise for social service specialists and enhancing the skills of
foster parents and caregivers working with vulnerable children and families.
The Alliance combines the resources of three higher-education institutions. UW School of Social Work,
UW Tacoma’s Social Work Program and Eastern Washington University’s School of Social Work with the
expertise of the state’s Children’s Administration, and Partners for Our Children, a policy and analysis
group charged with rigorously evaluating training effectiveness over time.
STAFF
STATE WIDE STAFF:
Tanoury, Theresa: [email protected]
Anensen, Rooney: [email protected]
Baer, Tom: [email protected]
Ball, Lisa: [email protected]
Baturevych, Larisa: [email protected]
Blancas, Arnel: [email protected]
Carrillo, Carlos: [email protected]
Craig, Michael: [email protected]
Dunford, Carolyn: [email protected]
Kinney, Sandy: [email protected]
Myers, Shelly: [email protected]
Paddock, Jennifer: [email protected]
Porter, Catherine: [email protected]
Puckett, Tamar: [email protected]
Rego, Sheri: [email protected]
Tyers, Michael: [email protected]
Visser, Angela: [email protected]
REGION 1:
Erdman, Patricia: [email protected]
Covington, Leon: [email protected]
Cutlip, Michelle: [email protected]
Hinkle-Rodriguez, Jan: [email protected]
Hotchkiss, Cheryl: [email protected]
Kiser, Jenna: [email protected]
Krueger, Ryan: [email protected]
Siers, Renee: [email protected]
Sterbick, Elizabeth: [email protected]
Uberuaga, Gregory: [email protected]
REGION 2:
Phillips, Cora: [email protected]
Akyea, Quiana: [email protected]
Gelo, Julie: [email protected]
Huston, Danielle: [email protected]
Lawver, Susan: [email protected]
Marzest, Yolonda: [email protected]
Nierman, Emma: [email protected]
Perez, Ana: [email protected]
Phillips, Melissa: [email protected]
Sager, Joan: [email protected]
Stephenson, El-Freda: [email protected]
REGION 3:
Cornman-Wilcox, Colleen: [email protected]
Falcocchio, Linda: [email protected]
Fernandez-Scarberry, Arthur: [email protected]
Gaddis, Jennifer: [email protected]
Meyer, Amanda: [email protected]
Michel, Penny: [email protected]
Pipkin, Simon: [email protected]
Todd, William: [email protected]
Wood, Bruce: [email protected]
FOUNDATION TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
Statewide Regional Core Training for New Social Workers
This is a structured learning program that addresses the knowledge and skills identified as foundation
level competencies. The RCT is the initial, intensive, task-oriented training that prepares newly hired
Social Service Specialists to assume job responsibilities. RCT starts on the first day of employment and
lasts for 60 days, or the first two months of employment. Competencies are used to assess learning
needs and to identify a developmental plan for the new workers.
Who Participates?
All new Adoption, CPS, CFWS, CHET-Screen, DLR-CPS, DLR-Licensing, FRS, FVS, and Intake Social Service
Specialists are required to attend this foundational training. Tribal Social Service Specialists are also
eligible to participate in this training program. Note: After Hours staff will be allowed up to six months to
complete the entire RCT program due to their day schedules.
Frequency:
Cohorts start on the 1st and 16th of each month.
Location:
Workers participating in this training spend more time in the local office. In-person sessions are offered
in a classroom setting. Location for the in-person sessions are:
Region 1: Spokane or Yakima
Region 2: Everett or Seattle (Delridge)
Region 2: Tacoma or Tumwater
The training site is selected depending on the number of participants.
TO REGISTER: Email Shelly Myers at [email protected]
Regional Training Coordinators
Each Region has a Regional Training Coordinator that can help you with questions on trainings offered in your
Region:
REGION 1: Kendal Ferrera: [email protected], 509-363-3322
Paula Morrison: [email protected], 509-454-6927
REGION 2: Adell Richardson: [email protected], 206-639-6204
REGION 3: Jackie Bekken: [email protected], 253-983-6255
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IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
Child Abuse Interviewing and Assessment – Course Code 117
This 5-day training will provide instruction on the principles and application of research-based child interviewing,
effective testimony, and interviewing skills with cultural considerations. It will address the special challenges of
working with vague allegations, resistant children and adolescents, non-offending parents and alleged offenders.
The purpose of this training is to enhance child interviewing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to
participate in intensive interview skill building exercises with trained actors. Training will provide individualized
feedback concerning dealing with complex situations, audio recording interviews and working with children who
are reluctant to talk or have special needs. Specialized techniques to help workers address these situations will
be covered during the training.
On the 5th day it will be a final test and participants are required to pass to receive a completion certificate.
➤ CAIA READING MATERIALS
TO REGISTER: Email Carlos Carrillo at [email protected]
DATE
TIMES
LOCATION
July 28 to August 1, 2014
Monday: 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
CJTC/Burien
DLR – Unified Home Study Specialized Track
By Kristina Wright
Licensing track week includes an introduction to DLR, home studies, licensing foster homes, and investigations of
licensing violation complaints.
DATE
TIMES
LOCATION
Oct. 13-17, 2014
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Academy Center, SW Seattle
Register through the LMS. Course code 110086.
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IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
Prejudice Reduction Training (Building Bridges)
By Shane Montague and Team
This day-long training / conversation help us to identify our bias and how bias, prejudice and racism impacts
on our decision making. This training will help CA staff and community partners see their part in racial
disproportionality and how they can impact to decrease it or eliminate it in their communities.
DATE
TIMES
LOCATION
Aug. 18, 2014
Aug. 25, 2014
Sept. 16, 2014
Sept. 25, 2014
Oct. 9, 2014
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Yakima DCFS
Olympia OB-2 Building
Yakima DCFS
Spokane DSHS
Moses Lake
Register through the LMS. Course code 110053.
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IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
Practice Model Coaching Sessions
Coaching Sessions are offered by your regional coaches on a continuous basis. You can request a coaching
session through your local coach.
• Coaching Session on Case Planning (Course Code 110119) – Social Service Specialists are provided with
tools to work with families and providers to develop a case plan and how to assess and document change.
This training describes how to develop Family and Individual Level Objectives.
• Coaching Session on the Comprehensive Family Evaluation (Course Code 110120) – Supervisors and
case workers are provided with the concepts and principles of CA’s practice model. Time is spent on
assessing the 4 domains of family functioning and how to critically look at a family/case through a
developmental lens. This Coaching Session also specifically addresses the safety threats identified in the
case plan, and assessment of progress in relationship to the identified objectives in the case plan.
• Coaching Session on Partnering with Families (Course Code 110123) – Engagement and partnership
start from day one in working with children and families and continues through the live of the case. Social
Service Specialists will learn how to work together with families to reach consensus in what is or is not
working and develop an action plan to keep their child or children safe.
• Coaching Session on Case Consultations (Course Code 110136) – Supervisors and case workers will
know and understand how to apply the case consultation process for staffing cases. This activity invites
group learning and participation, with a structured approach to difficult cases, and keeping family
development central instead of parental deficits.
• Coaching Session on Child Safety Framework (Course Code 110137) – Supervisors and case workers
receive assistance in understanding practice elements related to safety assessment and planning. They will
also learn about the importance of the key safety framework questions in the initial safety assessment and
be able to practice documenting in-home or out of home safety plans. This Coaching Session also includes
the policy requirements, including meeting timeframes in FamLink, and the importance of re-assessing
safety throughout the life of the case.
• Coaching Session on FamLink New Tools (Course Code 110138) – Case workers are provided instruction
on documenting Initial Assessments, Safety assessments, Safety plans, CFE, and Court Report in FamLink.
• Coaching Session on Family Assessment Response( FAR) FamLink (Course Code 110212) – Case
workers will use practice tools specific to FAR, in a FamLink training environment, to document work on a
case that is currently assigned to them. The fundamentals of the safety framework and the practice of
coming to consensus with the family about the problem, defined in terms of Family Level and Individual
Level concerns may also be integrated into coaching sessions if needed to support social worker learning.
Workers will gain familiarity of the FAR Family Assessment (FAR FA) and receive hands-on assistance on
what is needed to assess and document in each assessment areas.
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IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
Practice Model Coaches
REGION
Region 1
Lead Coach
Patricia Erdman
[email protected]
Coaches
Michelle Cutlip – [email protected]
Cheryl Hotchkiss – [email protected]
Jenna Kiser – [email protected]
Elizabeth Sterbick – [email protected]
Greg Uberuaga (FamLink) – [email protected]
Region 2
Cora Phillips
[email protected]
Melissa Phillips – [email protected]
Sue Lawver – [email protected]
Ana Perez – [email protected]
Quiana Akyea – [email protected]
Danielle Huston (FamLink)–[email protected]
Region 3
Simon Pipkin
Jennifer Gaddis – [email protected]
[email protected] Amanda Meyer – [email protected]
Bruce Wood – [email protected]
IN SERVICE TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
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IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
Coaching Sessions Schedule
COACHING SESSION
DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION
COACH
CASE PLANNING
Course Code 110119
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COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY July 25, 2014 — OICW/Rm. 353— 9–11 a.m.
EVALUATION
July 25, 2014 — Richland Office — 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Course Code 110120
July 25, 2014 — White Center Office/Spruce Rm— 1:30–3:30 p.m.
July 28, 2014 — Harrison Office/Rm. 207 — 9–11 a.m.
July 31, 2014 — Kent Office — 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
July 31, 2014 — Oak Harbor Office — 1–4 p.m.
Ana Perez
Michelle Cutlip
Ana Perez
Ana Perez
Quiana Akyea
Melissa Phillips
PARTNERING WITH
FAMILIES
Course Code 110123
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CASE CONSULTATION
Course Code 110136
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CHILD SAFETY
FRAMEWORK
Course Code 110137
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FAMLINK COACHING
SESSION
Course Code 110138
July 24, 2014— Everett Office —9:30-11:30 a.m.
July 24, 2014 — Walla Walla Office —9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Danielle Huston
Greg Uberuaga
FAMILY ASSESSMENT
RESPONSE (FAR) FamLink
Course Code 110212
July 24, 2014 — MLK FAR Unit — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
July 25, 2014 — MLK FAR Unit — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Quiana Akyea
Quiana Akyea
FAMLINK TRAINING ON
ESTABLISHING AN
EDUCATION LIAISON
Course Code 110207
July 24, 2014— Lynnwood Office/Lg. Conf. Rm. —1-2:30 p.m.
July 29, 2014— Everett Office/ACES Rm. —1-2 p.m.
Danielle Huston
Danielle Huston
FAMLINK COACHING FOR
THE EDUCATION PAGE
Course Code 110208
Aug. 4, 2014 — Port Angeles Office — 10 a.m. -noon
Danielle Huston
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FOCUS TRAINING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Evaluation Training (FASD)
➤ Course Code 110190.
By Dr. Susan Astley, PhD and Clinical Team.
This one-day training includes information on what is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), who
benefits from a FASD evaluation, what is required for a FASD evaluation, and what services are most
effective given the diagnosis. CA participants will learn more about their role in referring for a FASD
evaluation and the provision of services. Data from the Foster Care FAS Screening Program is also
covered. Participants will attend a 30 minute didactic lecture on FASD and observe two
comprehensive FASD diagnostic evaluations conducted by the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol
Syndrome Diagnosis and Prevention Network (FAS DPN).
TO REGISTER: Contact the FAS DPN at 206-598-9666 or send an email to [email protected] with
Community Training in the subject line.
All trainings are held on Friday from 7:50 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the didactic lecture beginning
promptly at 8 a.m. The Clinic Coordinator will assist you in scheduling a training date.
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Foundation Training for New Supervisors
Supervisor’s Core Training (Formerly known as Supervisor’s Academy)
This updated competency-based training program provides the foundation for effective
supervisory practice in the Child Welfare system. This program will prepare new supervisors to
become comfortable in assuming their new role, learning what it means to be a supervisor in the
child welfare system, and to understanding the new responsibilities of this position. This program is
offered on a 3-month period and covers topics such as:
•
Becoming a Supervisor
•
Workload and Caseload Management
•
Navigating FamLink for Effective
Supervision
•
Supervising with Data
•
Elements of Administrative Supervision
•
Talent Management
•
Elements of Clinical Supervision
• Self Care, Secondary Trauma, Burnout
Prevention and Conflict Management
• Building and Facilitating Effective Teams
• Role of the Supervisor in Critical Incidents
and AIRS.
• Professional Ethics
• ICW Government to Government
REGION
DATES
LOCATION
All Regions
Week 1: July 8, 9 and 10, 2014
Week 2: Aug. 12 and 13, 2014
Week 3: Sept. 16 and 17, 2014
Alliance Training Center, Cascade Room
4045 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Register through the LMS
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In-Service Training for Supervisors
Personnel Training for Supervisors
Training offered by Susan Gunter, HRD
➤ Register through the LMS.
Course Code 110139 or email Carlos Carrillo at [email protected]
This one and half day training will cover:
• Hiring, Screening, Interviewing – Covers the types and sources of information to obtain
about prospective employees to inform hiring decisions. It also provides practical tips to
screen, interview and hire prospective child welfare workers.
• Performance Development Plans – Provides information in how to assess employee’s job
performance during a review period and emphasizes in understanding the importance of
performance development plans as a collaborative and ongoing strategy for professional
development and quality of practice.
• Just Cause and Disciplinary Action – Presents ways to deal constructively with worker’s
challenging behaviors, non- or poor performance of assigned responsibilities, and resistance
to change through the Just Cause and Progressive Discipline process.
DATES
TIME
LOCATION
Aug. 27 and 28, 2014
First Day: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Second Day: 8:30 a.m.–noon
Alliance Training Center
4045 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
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ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE AT THE LMS
•
Washington State Patrol Security Awareness: This is a training requirement by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) to retain NCIC access. Course Code: 110160
•
Interviewing for Assessment in CPS Training 2013: This module will introduce you to changes in how
Family Assessment information will be entered into FamLink, starting in the fall of 2013. It will also
show how additional information on everyday life tasks that are impacting the safety of the child, the
family’s support system, and the family’s developmental stage can be gathered during an investigation.
Course Code: 110191
•
Interviewing for Assessment in CFWS Training 2013: This e-learning training will introduce CFWS
workers to the Comprehensive Family Evaluation in the FamLink release 5.0. It will also demonstrate
how information that is required for the safety, permanency and well-being of the child be documented.
Course Code: 110192
•
Interviewing for Assessment in FVS Training 2013: This e-learning training will introduce FVS workers to
the Comprehensive Family Evaluation in the FamLink release 5.0. It will also demonstrate how
information that is required for this comprehensive assessment is gathered by engaging the family,
coming to consensus about the safety threat, and co-crate case plans with the family. Course Code: ILT
110193
•
Interviewing for Assessment in Intake Training 2013: This e-learning will introduce Intake workers to
the new FamLink tools during the 5.0 release. Course Code: OLT 110194
•
FamLink Court Report: Case workers will use this e-learning to become familiar with the process of
creating a Court Report Document from the Comprehensive Family Evaluation (CFE). Course Code:
110195
•
FamLink Service Referral Tool 2014: This course will review the new Service Referral tool and explain
how it is used. CA employees will learn about the release of this new tool, and which FamLink Services
will require to use this referral in order to pay service providers. Course Code: 110270
•
SDM Training 2014: This course is designed to provide CA staff with an understanding of the purpose of
the SDM RA, why it is so special, and how it provides a framework for consistent decision making and a
way to target in-demand resources toward those who can benefit most. Participants will receive
thorough information on the definition of each SDM RA question, its application, and the procedures for
completing this tool. This course incorporates numerous types of media through video, audio, images,
and scenario application in order to enhance the transfer of learning. Course Code: OLT 110183
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ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE AT THE LMS
•
Policy Roll Out June 2014: This 30-minute e-learning addresses Legislative Changes that include:
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2616 - Parents with Developmental Disabilities
6479 - Prudent Parent Standards
6095 - Background Checks
2516 - Family Assessment Response
2335 - Extended Foster Care Services (EFC)
6126 - Representation of Children in Dependency Matters
This eLearning also presents the policy updates to include:
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Birth to 5 Physician Referral (Policy Update)
Concrete Goods (Policy Update)
Foster Parent Training (Policy Update)
GAIN-SS (New template)
Limited English Proficiency (New template)
Quality Assurance & Continuous Quality Improvement (New template)
Trauma Tool (Information Only)
Visit Services Contract Change (Information Only)
Course Code: 110203
•
Training on Establishing an Education Liaison 2014: This 15-minute e-learning is a mandatory training.
Recent Legislation (House Bill 1566) required the courts to appoint an Educational Liaison for children
and youth in grades 6 - 12 who are in out-of-home care in certain specific circumstances. This training
covers the role and responsibilities of CA Staff in regards to the Education Liaison Legislation and
addresses the resulting changes to the FamLink Education Page. Course Code: 110207
•
FamLink Training on Education Page: The Education Page is extremely important in providing for the
welfare of children placed in out-of-home care. Information documented on the Education page
populates many pages such as the Child Information and Placement Referral for Caregivers and is also
required on all court reports for school age children in care. This training provides a step by step
demonstration on completing an Education Page in FamLink. Course Code: 110208
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Training Opportunities for Caregivers
DSHS Regional Map
Child Welfare Trainers
REGION
CONTACT
R1 Spokane and surrounding areas
Manager: Jan Hinkle-Rodriguez, 509-836-5769, [email protected]
Trainers: Nancy Leigh, 509-846-2089, [email protected]
Renee Siers, 509-363-3399, [email protected]
Leon Covington, 509-363-3410, [email protected]
R1 Yakima, Tri-Cities, Ellensburg
Manager: Jan Hinkle-Rodriguez, 509-836-5769, [email protected]
Trainer: Ryan Krueger, 509-737-2879, [email protected]
Registrar: Alison Lorton, 1-800-876-5195
Manager: Yolonda Marzest, 206-923-4955, [email protected]
Trainers: Julie Gelo,425-339-1811, [email protected]
Joan Sager, 360-738-2305, 800-396-4079, [email protected]
and surrounding areas
R2 Bellingham, Everett, Mount
Vernon and surrounding areas
R2 Seattle Metro Area
Manager: Yolonda Marzest, 206-923-4955, [email protected]
Trainers: El-Freda Stephenson, 206-923-4922, [email protected]
Emma Nierman, 206-923-9414, [email protected]
R3 Tacoma, Bremerton, Puyallup
Manager: Arthur Fernandez-Scarberry, 206-276-4549, [email protected]
Trainers: Linda Falcocchio, 253-983-6474, [email protected]
Penny Michel, 360-725-6788, [email protected]
Manager: Arthur Fernandez-Scarberry, 206-276-4549, [email protected]
Trainers: Colleen Cornman-Wilcox, 360-993-7991, [email protected]
Bill Todd, 360-565-2296, [email protected]
Registrars: Linda Bales, 360-485-8146,
[email protected]
Terry Cole, 360-902-7955, [email protected]
and surrounding areas
R3
Tumwater, Olympia, Forks,
Aberdeen, Kelso, Vancouver
and surrounding areas.
Training Opportunities
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Training Opportunities for Caregivers
Welcome to your Foster Parent and Kinship Care Training Source
The Child Welfare Foster Parent and Caregiver Training Program, (formerly known as Resource
Family Training Institute is responsible for initial and ongoing training of foster parents and
unlicensed relative caregivers. Licensed Foster Parents, and Licensed or Unlicensed Kinship Care
Providers are welcome to attend all classes.
Prior to becoming licensed, a foster parent must complete Orientation, Caregiver Core Training
(CCT), and First Aid/CPR, Blood-borne Pathogens/HIV training. In addition, if a foster parent
chooses to provide care to sexually and/or physically aggressive youth, they must attend a
specialized training prior to licensure.
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Foundation Training for Caregivers
MANDATORY TRAINING — ORIENTATION
This class will explain foster parent licensing regulations and licensing requirements. It is HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED that you take this course prior to attending the 24-hour Caregiver Core Training
(formerly PRIDE Pre-service training). Orientation sessions are available both on-line and in person!
To complete an on-line orientation visit:
http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/preservice.asp and complete all orientation videos
and the orientation presentation.
REGION
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
R1
First Thursday
of each month
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Moses Lake DCFS
Nichole Franklin
509-764-577
R1
R1
Third Monday
of each month
Second
Wednesday
of each month
Second
Wednesday
of each month
9 a.m.–noon
Colville DCFS
6–8:30 p.m.
Wenatchee DCFS
Wendi Hunt
509-685-5349
Nora McGonagal
509-665-5349
9 a.m.–noon
Omak DCFS
Autumn Martin
509-846-2050
R1
July 29, 2014
5–7 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Aug. 5, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Aug. 19, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Aug. 26, 2014
5–7 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Sept. 2, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Sept. 16, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
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Foundation Training for Caregivers
MANDATORY TRAINING — ORIENTATION (continued)
REGION
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
R1
Sept. 30, 2014
5–7 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Oct. 7, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Oct. 21, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Oct. 28, 2014
5–7 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Nov. 4, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Nov. 18, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Nov. 25, 2014
5–7 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Dec. 2, 2014
10 a.m.–noon
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R1
Dec. 9, 2014
5–7 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Renee Siers
509-363-3399
R2
Aug. 7, 2014
6–9 p.m.
Tumwater DSHS
Mi-na Davis
R2
Aug. 26, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Centralia DSHS
Elaine Peet
R2
Oct. 16, 2014
6–9 p.m.
Tumwater DSHS
Mi-na Davis
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Foundation Training for Caregivers
MANDATORY TRAINING — ORIENTATION (continued)
REGION
DATE
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
July 24, 2014
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Aberdeen DCFS
Bill Todd
Aug. 6, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tacoma DSHS
Linda Falcocchio
Aug. 14, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Pt. Townsend DCFS Bill Todd
Sept. 3, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tacoma DSHS
Linda Falcocchio
Sept. 4, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Pt. Angeles DCFS
Bill Todd
R3
Sept. 8, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS
Colleen CornmanWilcox
R3
R3
Sept. 11, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Bremerton DSHS
Linda Falcocchio
Sept. 29, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS
Colleen CornmanWilcox
R3
R3
Oct. 1, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tacoma DSHS
Linda Falcocchio
Nov. 3, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS
Colleen CornmanWilcox
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Foundation Training for Caregivers
MANDATORY TRAINING — CAREGIVER CORE TRAINING (Formerly known as PRIDE)
Beginning April 1, 2014, our new 24-hour Caregiver Core Training (CCT) will be taught
in place of PRIDE Pre-Service training. (PRIDE Pre-Service Trainings will continue
through March.)
The new 24-hour Caregiver Core Training will be presented in two parts.
Module 1 is designed to provide an awareness, with focus on helping participants
decide if Foster Parenting or caregiving is a good match with them and their
families. Discussions will include an Introduction to the Child Welfare System, The
Effect of Trauma, Grief and Loss on Attachment, Teamwork and Advocacy and the
Effects on the Caregiving Family. This module is 12 hours long.
Upon successful completion of Module One, there will be a one- or two-week break
during which time participants will be asked to engage in an experiential activity, and
will be guided to such an activity by the Alliance trainer/staff or their local liaison.
This activity is meant to assist the participant in arriving at a decision as to whether
or not to continue the training with Module 2.
Module 2 of the Caregiver Core Training is designed to provide participants with
knowledge and skills necessary for successful caregiving. These topics include
Engaging Families, the Impact of Trauma on Child Development, Behavior
Management and ultimately Getting Ready to take a child(ren) into the home and
into the heart. This module is also 12 hours long.
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Foundation Training for Caregivers
MANDATORY TRAINING — CAREGIVER CORE TRAINING
SCHEDULE
REGION
R1
DATE
Module 1: July 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2014
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Leon Covington
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Moses Lake DCFS
Leon Covington
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Leon Covington
5:50–8:30 p.m.
(9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
on August 9 and 23)
Wenatchee
DCFS
Leon Covington
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Colville DCFS
Nancy Leigh
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Spokane DCFS
Leon Covington
Module 2: July 28, 29, 30, and 31,
2014
R1
Module 1: July 10, 11, and 12, 2014
Module 2: July 24, 5 and 26, 2014
R1
Module 1: Aug. 4, 5, and 6, 7, 2014
Module 2: Aug. 18, 19, 20 and 21,
2014
R1
Module 1: Aug. 7, 8 and 9, 2014
Module 2: Aug. 21, 22 and 23, 2014
R1
Module 1: Sept. 4, 5 and 6, 2014
Module 2: Sept. 18, 19, and 20, 2014
R1
Module 1: Sept. 5 and 8, 2014
Module 2: Sept. 26 and 27, 2014
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Foundation Training for Caregivers
MANDATORY TRAINING — CAREGIVER CORE TRAINING (continued)
REGION
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
R2
July 7-11, 2014
July 24 and 25, 2014
July 30 and 31, 2015
Aug. 11-13, 2014
Aug. 25-27
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Mt Vernon DCFS
Joan Sager
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Joan Sager
July 24, 25 and 26,
2014
Aug. 7, 8, and 9, 2014
Sept. 8-11, 2014
Sept. 22-25, 2014
Sept. 16 and 17, 2014
Sept. 29-30, 2014
6–9 p.m. (Weekdays)
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
(Saturdays)
6–9 p.m.
St. Luke’s Health
Education Center
3333 Squalicum
Parkway,
Bellingham
Everett DCFS Office
Smokey Point Office
Julie Gelo
Mt Vernon DCFS
Joan Sager
R2
R2
R2
R2
9 a.m. –3:30 p.m.
Julie Gelo
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Foundation Training for Caregivers
MANDATORY TRAINING — CAREGIVER CORE TRAINING (continued)
REGION DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
R3
Module 1: July 11-12, 2014
Module 2: July 25-26, 2014
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bremerton DCFS
Linda Falcocchio
R3
Module 1: Aug. 2, 2014
Aug. 4, 2014
Aug. 5, 2014
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tacoma DCFS
Tacoma DCFS
Tacoma DCFS
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
Module 2: Aug. 19, 2014
Aug. 20, 2014
Aug.23, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tacoma DCFS
Tacoma DCFS
Tacoma DCFS
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
R3
Module 1: Aug. 2-3, 2014
Module 2: Aug. 23-24, 2014
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS
Colleen
Cornman-Wilcox
R3
Module 1: Sept. 8, 9 and 10, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tacoma DCFS
Linda Falcocchio
Module 2: Sept. 24, 2014
Sept. 25, 2014
Sept. 27, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tacoma DCFS
Tacoma DCFS
Tacoma DCFS
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
R3
Module 1 Sept. 13-14, 2014
Module 2: Sept. 27-28, 2014
9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS
Colleen
Cornman-Wilcox
R3
Module 1: Oct. 4-5, 2014
Module 2: Oct. 25-26, 2014
9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Camas Library
Colleen
Cornman-Wilcox
R3
Module 1: Oct. 6-9, 2014
Module 2: Oct. 20, 21, 22 and 23
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Bremerton DCFS
Bremerton DCFS
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
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In-Service Training for Caregivers
CPR and First Aid Training
Visit the “Keep the Beat” website at: http://www.keepthebeatcpr.net/ or call 1-888-704-6074.
The Alliance contracts with certified trainers to provide First Aid/CPR, and Blood-borne
Pathogens/HIV training.
“Keep the Beat” offers this class to ALL caregivers of foster children free of charge. This includes
grandparents, babysitters, etc. “Keep the Beat” provides these classes, statewide, free of charge,
whether you are licensed or not.
Please note: Child Care will be reimbursed.
How to sign up for classes: If you require a reasonable accommodations, please provide “Keep the
Beat” with two-week notice. “Keep the Beat”/DSHS will make every effort to provide the service to
assist you. This includes interpreters that may be needed.
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In-Service Training for Caregivers
PARENTING PLUS! FOUNDATIONS FOR BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
This is a comprehensive 36-hour training designed specifically for caregivers. Topics include: selfesteem; cultural sensitivity; grief; child development; sexual behavior problems; discipline; angry and
aggressive children; and stress management.
MODULE 1 - Self Concept, Culture & Loss
MODULE 2 - Development
MODULE 3 - Sexual Behavior Problems
MODULE 4 - Discipline
MODULE 5 - Physically Aggressive Youth
MODULE 6 - Teaming, Assertiveness & Self
REGION 1
Pre-Registration is required. To register for all classes please call 800-876-5195.
MODULE
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
M3
M4
M5
July 22, 2014
Sept. 2, 16 and 30, 2014
Aug. 5, 2014
6–9 p.m.
6–9 p.m.
6–9 p.m.
Moses Lake
Moses Lake
Moses Lake
Nancy Leigh
Nancy Leigh
Nancy Leigh
M2
M3
M4
M6
Aug. 14, 2014
Aug. 25, 2014
Sept. 15 and 16, 2014
July 24, 2014
9 a.m. –1 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Spokane
Spokane
Spokane
Spokane
Leon Covington
Leon Covington
Leon Covington
Leon Covington
For Spokane classes, you may also register by email at [email protected]
REGION 2
MODULE
M4
M5
DATE
Aug. 11 and 12, 2014
Sept. 16, 2014
TIME
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Alliance Training
SW Seattle
CONTACT
El-Freda Stephenson
El-Freda Stephenson
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In-Service Training for Caregivers
PARENTING PLUS! FOUNDATIONS FOR BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
(continued)
REGION 3
MODULE
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
M1
M2
Sept. 15-16, 2014
Oct. 7, 2014
5:30–9:30 p.m.
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS
Vancouver DCFS
M4
Aug. 4, 2014
9 a.m. –3 p.m.
CYS Office/Olympia Penny Michel & Linda
Bales
M2
M3
M4
M4
July 29-30, 2014
Aug. 26, 2014
Aug. 27-28, 2014
Sept. 13, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.
9 a.m. –3:30 p.m.
Tacoma DSHS
Tacoma DSHS
Tacoma DSHS
Tacoma DSHS
Colleen Cornman-Wilcox
Colleen Cornman-Wilcox
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
Linda Falcocchio
For Tacoma classes, you may register with Luanne Hawley at [email protected] or 253-881-1207.
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In-Service Training for Caregivers
African American Hair Care
Presented by Theresa Johnson and Shelly Gaines
The major goals of the workshop are to:
• Provide caregivers with appropriate hair care skills for African American children
• Basic hair care technique
• Basic skin care for children of color
• Limited styling training and
• Resources to purchase appropriate hair and skin care products for African American children.
DATE
July 28, 2014
TIMES
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Smokey Point
DSHS Office
3906 172nd Street NE
1st Floor Community Room A
Register with: Julie Gelo at [email protected]
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Focus Training for Caregivers
So You Have Your First Placement: Now What?
Everything you need to know about agency processes:
• Procedures and Paperwork
• Meetings and Court Proceedings
• Allegations & Investigations
• Miscellaneous Information
This class will help you to be familiar with your regional paperwork and policies. This is an excellent class for
both new and experienced caregivers.
REGION
R1
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CONTACT
Aug. 11, 2014
Aug. 13, 2014
6–9 p.m.
9 a.m.–noon
Omak DCFS
Spokane
Nancy Leigh
Leon Covington
Sept. 17, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Spokane
Leon Covington
R2
July 29, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Kent DCFS Office
El-Freda Stephenson
R2
Aug. 28, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Mt Vernon DCFS Office
Joan Sager
R2
Sept. 22, 2014
1–4 p.m.
Smokey Point DCFS Office
Julie Gelo
R3
July 28, 2014
5:30–8:30 pm
Tacoma DSHS
Linda Falcocchio
R3
Aug. 19, 2014
6–9 p.m.
Tumwater DSHS
Office
Linda Bales & Sarah Davis
R3
Sept. 10, 2014
5:30–8:30 pm
Vancouver DCFS
Colleen Cornman-Wilcox
R3
Sept. 30, 2014
5:30–8:30 pm
Kelso DCFS
Colleen Cornman-Wilcox
Register with the contact person indicated.
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Focus Training for Caregivers
Drugs, Drugs & More Drugs!: Marijuana, Crack, Cocaine, Meth, Alcohol,
Huffing and more…
Presented by Ernestine Rambouts, LICSW, MAC, CDP and Vance Newton, MSW, MAC, CCJS, CDP
This training/workshop will provide the following information:
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•
•
•
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The Basics about drug & alcohol abuse
Current Trends in Drug and Alcohol Abuse
What are the new, popular and existing drugs
What You Really Want to Know About Adolescent Substance Abuse
How Substances Affect the Mind/Body/Spirit
o Drug Information Overview - addiction process, drug families, duration/effects, withdrawal
o Most Serious/Hazards Drugs
DATE
Aug. 14, 2014
TIMES
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Stanwood Camano Community
Resource Center
9620 271st Street NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Register with: Julie Gelo at [email protected] or call 425-339-1811.
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Focus Training for Caregivers
Why Children Lie
This 3-hour training will address lying on several levels. Attitudes, values, beliefs and societal norms are
examined and discussed. Caregiver will learn about factors which motivate children to lie. Suggestions will
be offered to assist caregivers in responding to children when this behavior occurs and how to prevent it
occurrence in the future.
Region 3
DATE
TIMES
LOCATION
Oct. 14, 2014
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Kelso DCFS
Oct. 28, 2014
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Vancouver DCSF
Register with: Colleen Cornman-Wilcox at [email protected]
Navigating Adoption
Presented by Laurie Mayer
This workshop is designed to help foster parents and relative/ kinship caregivers gain a deeper
understanding of the adoption process in the public child welfare system in Washington State.
DATE
Aug. 7, 2014
Sept. 30, 2014
TIMES
LOCATION
5:30–8:30 p.m.
1–4 p.m.
Mt. Vernon DCFS Office
Smokey Point DCFS Office
Register with: Joan Sager or Julie Gelo at [email protected] or call Joan at 360-738-2305 and Julie at 425339-1811.
Working with Drug Impacted Children
Presented by Sean Maloney, M.A.
This workshop will address: Characteristics of drug exposed infants; Factors influencing effects of prenatal
exposure; Childhood symptoms; Interventions.
DATE
Sept. 15, 2014
TIMES
LOCATION
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bellingham
St. Luke’s Health Education Center
Register with: Joan Sager at [email protected] or call 360.738.2305
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Focus Training for Caregivers
Gangs 101
Presented by Gabe Morales
This workshop will provide information to help us understand youth violence Issues, gang risks &
assessment tools. Gabe Morales, trainer, will assist foster parents set goals for discipline and nurturing
children and use intervention strategies to reduce risk and conflict.
DATE
TIMES
LOCATION
July 26, 2014
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS Office
Sept. 20, 2014
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Camas Library
Register with: Colleen Cornman-Wilcox at [email protected]
Is It You or Is It Me?
Presented by Paul Figueroa
An inspiring training that provides a new way of looking at youth in care behaviors along with your
reactions and discover how to not personalize things. You'll learn with a refreshed outlook and
appreciation of you – and of them.
DATE
TIMES
LOCATION
July 26, 2014
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Vancouver DCFS Office
Register with: Colleen Cornman-Wilcox at [email protected]
How to Survive and Minimize the Chances of an Allegation
Presented by Linda Falcocchio, MSW and Beth Canfield
How to survive and minimize the chances of a DLR/CPS Allegation and what the process is when you have
an allegation as a licensed foster parent home. Space is limited to 25 individuals.
DATE
Sept. 17, 2014
TIMES
LOCATION
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Tacoma DSHS, Rm 195
Register with: Luanne Hawley at [email protected] or 253-881-1207
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Foster Parent Online Training
Workshops Available On-Line at www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/training.asp
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All My Relations – A film about the cultural needs of Native American youth.
•
Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Ceremony at Capital, Olympia, Washington. (1 hrs. 33 min.)
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Back on Track – A film for youth in care. (34 min.)
•
Behavioral Challenges in Foster Care with Gary Benton. Learn about handling challenging behaviors in
children. (59 min.)
•
Behavior Management, Ages 11-18 with Wendy Warman, MSW. This video deals with behaviors of
children experiencing emotional distress. (2 hrs. 27 min)
•
Brain Development & Nurturing Children’s Growing Minds with Victoria Tennant. Learn how the brain
works and how you can enhance the growth of a young mind. (5 hrs. 20 min)
•
Bright Futures Preventative Mental Health with Micky Kander, MSW, MPH. This is a curriculum
developed by the University of Washington to address the mental health of children in care. (4 videos, 3
hrs. 38 min. - total)
•
Child Welfare 101
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Clinical Issues for the Relative Caregiver with Dr. Joseph Crumbley. Dr. Crumbley is a noted expert in the
field of Kinship Care. His valuable insights are delivered with compassion and humor. (2 hrs. 4 min)
•
De-escalation Techniques in Foster Care with Gary Benton. In this workshop, Gary Benton helps us to
develop skills to bring the tension down with children in care. (59 min.)
•
The Dependency Court Process and the Role that Foster Parents Can Play – Getting ready for court can
be an intimidating experience. Learn what is expected and the role you can play in the process. (1 hr., 26
min.)
•
Effects of Multiple Placements on Youth in Care with Dinah Martin, MSW. Multiple placements can lead
to a lack of bonding on the part of a child in that circumstance. Learn how to prevent multiple placements.
(2 videos, 4 hrs. - total)
•
Emergency Preparedness
•
Extreme Behavior & Associated Mental Health Issues with Sharon Young, LMFT. This workshop will help
you understand mental health issues that can impact youth. (4 videos, 3 hrs. 43 min. - total)
•
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) & Fetal Alcohol Related Conditions with Carolyn Hartness and Julie Gelo.
Learn how to structure your home to accommodate the needs of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorders. (4 hrs. 30 min.)
•
Fire Safety for Young Children – Learn how to keep young children safe in a fire with Ed Burgado (also en
Español).
Part of keeping kids safe is making sure that they know what to do in a fire. This video should be viewed, not
only by you, but by the children in your home. It could save their life! (9 min.)
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Foster Parent Online Training
Workshops Available On-Line at www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/training.asp
•
Foster Care Improvement Plan with Bob Partlow (15 min.)
•
Gear Up – A film for caregivers readying youth for higher education.
•
Giving Our Youth Wings to Fly with Mr. Robert Danzig. Mr. Danzig, retired CEO of the Hearst Corporation,
talks with youth in care about succeeding in life. Mr. Danzig should know as he grew up in foster care and
learned valuable lessons that helped him in his business and personal life. (55 min.)
•
Important Issues in Indian Child Welfare – This is a panel about the Indian Child Welfare Act and why it is
important to our work with Native children. (1 hr.)
•
“Journey Through The Healing Circle” – Learn more about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and related conditions
as a fox, a raccoon, a bear and a puffin use traditional Native American storytelling to explain symptoms
and strategies to help those dealing with these conditions. (2 hrs.)
•
Nak Nu We Sha Program, Yakama Nation – Reflect on the importance of foster homes within the
Native Community. (9 min.)
•
Relative Placement Through DCFS –The best place for a child is with their family. This panel discussion
touches on the benefits and challenges of parenting a grandchild or other relative. (44 min.)
•
“Success Stories of Youth in Care” – See what a difference you can make in the life of a young person in
out-of-home care. Children need to know that they can reach for stars, regardless of their early life
circumstances. Learn about four very resilient youth, who, with the support of mentors, have succeeded!
(28 min.)
•
Trauma and Children with Ross Dawson, MSW and Dr. Harry Kramer. Learn about trauma and how it
effects children, especially in the post 9/11 era. (1 hr. 25 min.)
•
“We are GBLTQ” – A video about the needs of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth.
•
“Working with ADHD and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” with Randi Hankins. Randi is a dynamic
speaker who delivers information with humor and compassion to those dealing with ADHD and FASD. You
will learn a great deal in this workshop on how to improve the environment for children with these issues.
(4 videos, 5 hrs. 5 min. - total)
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Working with Families of the Incarcerated – Issues and resources are discussed.
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