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Description

Using objective evidence, recognizing patterns of behavior, considering families’ perspectives, and utilizing collaterals can improve decision-making in child welfare.  Skills to ensure incorporation of new information and to identify biases, including confirmation bias, will be examined in this course to improve decision making.

Qualifications of presenter: Dee Wilson has worked in the child welfare field since 1971. Mr. Wilson worked as a caseworker in public child welfare in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1971-74 and in Canon City, Colorado from 1974-78. From 1978-2004, Dee Wilson worked in various capacities for Washington State's child welfare system: CPS caseworker (1978-85), CPS supervisor (1985-89), area administrator in the Spokane office (1989-1995), training director (1995-97) and regional administrator in southwest Washington (1997-2004).  Since 2004, Mr. Wilson worked at the University of Washington and then went to work at Casey Family Programs as a consultant in child protection.

Length (hours)

3

Prerequisite

N/A

Audience

Social Workers, Supervisors

Dates and Locations

 
Seattle
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 7, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Seattle, Office of Indian Child Welfare (OICW) 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 300 Seattle WA 98106, TBD Map
Spokane
External Registration Required
Classroom
March 12, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Spokane R1 Training Center 316 W Boone Ave Spokane WA 99201, TBD Map
Tacoma
External Registration Required
Classroom
April 5, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Tacoma DCYF Office 1949 S State St Tacoma WA 98405, Room 195 Map
Vancouver
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 1, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Vancouver DCYF Office 907 Harney St Vancouver WA 98666-8809, TBD Map
Yakima
External Registration Required
Classroom
November 5, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Yakima DCYF Office 1002 North 16th Avenue Yakima WA 98909-2500, Room 8 Map

Registration Instructions

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DCYF Alliance Critical Thinking

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110378