Regional Core Training (RCT)

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Regional Core Training (RCT) is Washington State’s pre-service foundational training designed to prepare newly hired social service specialists with the basic knowledge, skills, and understanding to begin their careers in public child welfare for the State of Washington. RCT is a comprehensive training containing multiple sessions which lay the foundation for continuous on-the-job learning and professional development critical to developing competent, confident, and effective child welfare professionals.

RCT consists of a cohesive developmental curriculum in which knowledge and skills are broadened and deepened. RCT provides participants with blended learning opportunities, including classroom instruction, field activities, and coaching. RCT is organized into three distinct learning modules, each with a subset of dedicated instruction;

  1. General Instruction
    1. The Population You Serve
    2. Dynamics of Child Abuse and Neglect
  2. Through the Life of a Case
    1. Safety Focused Practice
    2. Getting to Know Your Caseload
  3. Program Tailored Learning
    1. Program-Specific Assessment and Planning
    2. Managing Your Caseload

Woven throughout RCT are several critical concepts, integral to best practice in child welfare, and designed to maximize learning within context and with relevancy to the work:

  • Child Safety
  • Critical Thinking
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Disproportionality in Child Welfare
  • Cultural Competency/Cultural Humility
  • Recognizing Bias and Confirmation Bias
  • FamLink Skills
  • Program Specific Job Skills

Length (hours)

240

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Social Workers

Audience Description

Newly hired Social Service Specialists

Dates and Locations

 
Centralia
External Registration Required
Classroom
February 26, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Centralia DCFS Office 3401 Galvin Road Centralia WA 98531 Map
Everett
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 4, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Melissa Phillips, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Everett DCFS Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201 Map
Everett
External Registration Required
Classroom
January 8, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Micah Kurtz
Location:
Everett DCFS Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201 Map
Everett
External Registration Required
Classroom
February 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Sandra Surface, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Everett DCFS Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201 Map
Lakewood
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 4, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Morris Miller, Alliance- Region 3 Coach , University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Lakewood DCFS Office 6010 Main Street, Suite 100 Lakewood WA 98499 Map
Moses Lake
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 4, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Liza Stewart, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Moses Lake DCFS Office 1651 S. Pilgrim Street Moses Lake WA 98837 Map
Moses Lake
External Registration Required
Classroom
February 26, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Renee Siers, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Moses Lake DCFS Office 1651 S. Pilgrim Street Moses Lake WA 98837 Map
Puyallup
External Registration Required
Classroom
February 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Mara Campbell
Location:
Puyallup DCFS 1402 E. Main Puyallup WA 98372 Map
Seattle
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Youlanda Allen, MSSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106 Map
Seattle
External Registration Required
Classroom
January 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Theresa Burton, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106 Map
Seattle
External Registration Required
Classroom
February 26, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Marivel Rojas, MSW, LICSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106 Map
Spokane
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Charina Carothers
Location:
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201 Map
Tacoma
External Registration Required
Classroom
January 8, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Daniel Estes, MPA, FamLink Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Tacoma DCFS Office 1949 S State St Tacoma WA 98405 Map
Tumwater
External Registration Required
Classroom
January 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Amanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Tumwater DCFS Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501 Map
Vancouver
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Maria Polyak, MSW, Alliance Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Vancouver DCFS Office 907 Harney St Vancouver WA 98666-8809 Map
Yakima
External Registration Required
Classroom
February 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Greg Uberuaga, MA, FamLink Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Yakima DCFS Office 1002 North 16th Avenue Yakima WA 98909-2500 Map

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110440

https://lms.dshs.wa.gov/?CourseId=22507535401

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