Partners Make Better Decisions: Caregivers and Social Workers Working Together

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Participants will learn how to identify the challenges of collaboration. This training provides Social Workers and Foster Parents/Relative Caregivers an opportunity to view teamwork from each other’s perspectives while encouraging reflection regarding the features and values of effective teaming. 

Training participants will:

  • learn how to identify barriers to effective teaming,
  • explore solutions to these barriers, and
  • develop tailored approaches and practices that facilitate teamwork.

Length (hours)





Caregivers, Social Workers

Dates and Locations

June 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceYolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP, Child Welfare Training Manager, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Tahoma Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Yolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP is the Child Welfare Training Manager for this class you may contact her for caregiver questions or if you need more information at  Sandy Surface is the Alliance Coach, for Staff Registrations you may contact her at if you need more information or have questions.    

Registration Instructions



  1. Click the green button next to the training you wish to attend.
  2. Click the green Register button at the bottom (under these instructions), and then, when your profile screen displays, scroll down and click the Save button.


Currently the online registration system (LMS) is not working. However, Alliance classes will still be held. Please go in-person to the location at the date and time of the class you want to attend.