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.

Length (hours)





Social Workers, Supervisors, Caregivers

Audience Description

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

Dates and Locations

February 26, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
February 27, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceAmanda Meyer, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Tumwater DCYF Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501 Map

This is a 12 hour training.  You will need to attended both days to receive certificate. 

There will be a 1 hour break for lunch.  Feel free to bring food and drink to class. 

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Penny Michel, at mpen300@uw.edu or call 360.402.4040

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please 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 help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
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.

Registration Instructions

Caregivers Only:

  1. Select the circle in the green square 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.
          (Note: make sure give a phone number or the Save button won't work.)

Workforce Only:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers

Maestro Course Code: 110320