Child Protective Services In-Service

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This three day in-service will describe the two different CPS pathways, Family Assessment Response (FAR) and Investigations. This training includes learning modules on: Interviewing members of a household to assess safety, including children, parents and Subjects; Collateral information gathering; Protocols when working with Law Enforcement (LE); Working with Child Protection Medical Consultant Network (MEDCON) and local medical providers; Utilizing the Child Safety Framework; completing the Investigative Assessment (IA) & the Family Assessment Response Family Assessment (FARFA); Following Indian Child Welfare Act policies (ICWA); and other policy & legal requirements.  Also covered in this in service training will be requirements for reasonable efforts to prevent placement, addressing Domestic Violence, CSEC, Infant Child Safety; and more.  Participants will be asked to review several examples of CPS intakes and the information in the course will be presented through using these case examples.  On the last day, there will be a panel made up of Children’s Administration Investigative and FAR staff and a Parent Ally. This course is required for all first year CPS Case Workers as well as caseworkers and supervisors transferring to a CPS position who have not attended the CPS track within the past two years.

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Social Workers, Supervisors

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
May 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
May 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
May 22, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Lisa Sinnett, MAC, CoachAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Bremerton, DSHS Community Services Office 4710 Auto Center Blvd. Bremerton WA 98312, Large Lunch Room Map
External Registration Required
June 18, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 19, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Lisa Sinnett, MAC, CoachAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Puyallup DCYF Office 1402 E. Main Puyallup WA 98372 Map
External Registration Required
February 19, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
February 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
February 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Charina CarothersMichelle Cutlip, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Spokane Valley CSO 8517 East Trent Avenue Spokane WA 99212, Aspen Conference Room Map

Registration Instructions

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DCYF Alliance Child Protective Services In-Service

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form

Maestro Course Code: 110518