Placing Children in Afterhours

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This session provides information and ideas on opportunities to reduce the traumatic impact to the child during removal from the home, and placement into a new care setting.  Participants review policy, forms and practice in assessing the suitability of unlicensed caregivers, and then use two scenarios to practice making this determination.   Policy and practice in assessing the safety of the physical home is also discussed, including reviewing multiple scenarios. The importance of providing caregivers with all information available about the child is presented, and the process and forms that support this process are reviewed.   Lastly, specific requirements related to interacting with the caregivers of infants are reviewed, including policy related to safe sleep, period of purple crying, and the plan of safe care.

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Social Workers

Audience Description

Staff newly hired into afterhours or those in afterhours who have not participated in training.

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
April 17, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Mara Campbell, MA, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceMichelle Cutlip, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Tumwater DCFS Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501, Black Hills Room Map

This class will be delivered via videoconference.  Participants can choose to attend in person in Tumwater or in Spokane, or via videoconference from any CA office.  Coaches will contact registered participants to provide instructions for accessing the videoconference several days before the training.  Participants or their supervisors are responsible for reserving rooms outside of the two physical training locations, and ensuring they have access to videoconference equipment. 

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110520

Tribal Members, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don’t have LMS access: Please register using this form