Are you falling short on your 40 hours of continuing training? Is going to a full day of training challenging? If you answered yes, then eLearning is perfect for you! Browse through our eLearning options. The hours you complete will be counted toward your 40 hours of continuing training.
California Child Welfare: Core Practice Model
Description: This E-Learning module is structured to provide you with an introduction to what the Core Practice Model is and why California is adopting the CPM. It will take a deeper dive into the values, principles and practice behaviors of the Core Practice Model and explore how those particular components of the CPM relate to your professional role in child welfare service.
Training Credit: 1 hour
- Identify the Core Practice Model (CPM) and its components
- Identify how the CPM relates to both internal system transformation as well as external child welfare practice through shared values and principles
- Envisage how the CPM functions as an overarching framework
- Identify how to integrate the CPM values, principles and behaviors into your practice on a daily basis that will lead to improved outcomes for the children, youth and families that you serve
- Recognize how current child welfare initiatives including Safety Organized Practice (SOP), Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) and Child and Family Teams (CFT) support the CPM values and practice behaviors
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Awareness Training
Description: This eLearning course is designed to provide an overview and increase awareness of issues related to human trafficking for child welfare staff. You'll learn about the different types of human trafficking with a focus on the prevalence rates of commercial sexual exploitation of children, also known as CSEC, and domestic minor sex trafficking, also known as DMST. The impacts and implications for child welfare and youth who have been victimized through human trafficking will also be addressed.
Training Credit: 2 hours
- Identify the major forms of human trafficking
- Define trafficking according to the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000
- Define Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
- Identify how CSEC intersects with the Child Welfare System
- Describe the dynamics that contribute to the victimization of young people by sex traffickers
- List tools available to assist with identifying and assessing trafficking victims
- Describe the essentials of providing effective services and interventions designed to assist CSEC and DMST victims
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
After completing this training the trainee will be able to:
- Understand the historical framework and policy issues related to FASD.
- Identify the effects and main neurological deficits of prenatal exposure to alcohol.
- Identify physical features and behaviors that are consistent with FASD.
- Understand the criteria of the diagnosis that are associated with FASD and their frequency.
- Identify Primary and Secondary disabilities associated with FASD, their cause, and prevention.
- Identify different treatment and intervention options for youth with FASD, given cultural factors.
Training Credit: 1 hour
Key Issues in Child Welfare: Behavioral Health
- The trainee will describe the prevalence of behavioral health issues among caregivers of children in the child welfare system.
- The trainee will be able to identify common dynamics of behavioral health issues in families and the impact behavioral health has on child development and child safety and risk.
- The trainee will be able to recognize indicators of behavioral health issues and the affects it may have on one's ability to parent their children safely: that there is a range of functioning among children, adolescents, young adults and adults who experience behavioral health issues.
- The trainee will describe different options for intervention strategies in an effort to address child safety.
- The trainee will recognize the relationship between experiences of trauma and behavioral health.
Training Credit: 1 hour
2019 Psychotropic Medication in Foster Care
Description: The first section is an overview of psychotropic medications-what they are and why they are used, as well as some information about potential side effects. The second section will cover the basics of trauma-informed care and how it relates to medication in foster care settings. It will also give a brief description of treatment planning and the use of Child and Family Teams. In the third and final section, we will explore the Juvenile Court process for authorization of psychotropic medication, and the forms used in that process.
Training Credit: 1.5 hours
- Describe the basics of psychotropic medication in foster care, including the key benefits and risks.
- Explain trauma-informed care and the role of the Child Family Team (CFT).
- Identify treatment options, including medical and non-medical interventions.
- Recognize the required legal forms required for psychotropic medication for foster youth, including JV-220 (Application for Psychotropic Medication).
Note: This training module contains three sections; each should take you approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Resource Family Approval
Description: The purpose of this eLearning is to provide County staff, Adoption and Foster Family Agency staff, Probation staff, Community Partners, and Families with an overview of the Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program. This program directly impacts counties, adoption agencies, foster family agencies, and probation by creating one single caregiver approval process that replaces the previous processes of licensing or certifying foster homes, approving relatives and Non-Related Extended Family Members, and prospective adoptive parents and guardians.
Training Credit: 2 Hours