Placement: When to Place, Where to Place, When to Return Home

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Description

This one-day classroom in-service will focus on the placement and dependency filing process policies rolling out in June, 2018.  Caseworkers will explore how to assess the information gathered during contacts with families in determining when a child can be safely maintained in the home or if placement is necessary. The course will discuss legal authority to place and to ensure that placements are made according to the law and department policy. Disproportionality at placement decision and decision to return home will be discussed. Reasonable and active efforts to prevent placement will be identified as well as the necessary communication with parents regarding the reasons for removal and what conditions need to be met for the child’s safe return home. Tips for reducing trauma at placement, ensuring placements are safe and can meet the child’s needs, and setting up initial visitation between the parent and child based on the safety assessment will be discussed.

Suggested reading prior to class:

The Sounding Board-Controlling Heuristic Biases

The Sounding Board-Thinking Fast and Slow

 

Length (hours)

6

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Social Workers

Audience Description

All case-carrying caseworkers.

Dates and Locations

 
Colville
External Registration Required
Classroom
August 9, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Colville DCFS Office 1100 South Main Colville WA 99114-0537, Evergreen Map
Moses Lake
External Registration Required
Classroom
October 26, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Moses Lake DCFS Office 1651 S. Pilgrim Street Moses Lake WA 98837, Chief's Room Map
Toppenish
External Registration Required
Classroom
October 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Toppenish DCFS Office 4 East Third Avenue Toppenish WA 98948, Large Conference Room Map
Yakima
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Colleen McGuire, MSW, Region 1 Alliance Coach, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Yakima Regional Hub 315 Holden Avenue Yakima WA 98902, Large Conference Room

Registration Instructions

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DCYF Alliance Placement: When to Place, Where to Place, When to Return Home