Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes

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Participants in this two-day training will increase their knowledge and understanding of early childhood development, neuroscience associated with brain development in early childhood, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), attachment & relationships, and the effects of trauma and maltreatment on development. In addition, participants will gain skills to directly impact the development of this vulnerable population through case management activities and identifying resources and interventions available in communities across Washington State. The following six modules serve as the foundation of instruction, with a final focus on how to best support the development of young children in public child welfare, and locally accessible resources to support early childhood development in your community.

Module 1: Why Early Childhood Matters
Module 2: Understanding the Science of Brain Development
Module 3: Understanding the Science of Attachment
Module 4: Understanding the impact of maltreatment, stress, and separation on development.
Module 5: Helping Children Thrive
Module 6: Informing Child Welfare

If you have young children on your caseload, or you are caring for young children in your home, you will find the information in this training invaluable in supporting your work with children aged birth-five.

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Social Workers, Supervisors, Caregivers

Audience Description

This in-service level course is designed for Social Workers & Supervisors.

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
September 11, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
September 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Renee Siers, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Spokane R1 Training Center 316 W Boone Ave Spokane WA 99201, R1 Training room Map

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DCYF Alliance Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes