External Professional Development Opportunities
Welcome to the Child Welfare Education Partnership (CWEP) at Granite State College’s DCYF employee page. The CWEP provides education, professional development, and resources to New Hampshire child welfare, juvenile justice, and Sununu Youth Services staff through NH Division for Children, Youth and Families. We look forward to working with you towards meeting your educational goals.
March Highlighted PD Opportunities
Supporting Families of Youth and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders from the Institute for Research, Education & Training on Addictions
This webinar focuses on ways to support family members caring for youth and young adults with substance use disorders. Video webinar can be accessed here.
Looking for Positive Outcomes? Learn Strategies for Success in Engaging Families
While over 30 years of research cite the benefits of family engagement, providers often describe challenges connecting with the people they serve for a variety of reasons. This webinar, presented by two members of the CWLA Mental Health Advisory Board, will share evidence about the positive outcomes that result from families being engaged as partners in the work, and strategies for realizing positive outcomes at your own organizations. This webinar is taking place on March 22nd at 1 pm and costs $20 for CEUs for non-members of CWLA and $10 for members.
Family members and addiction treatment outcomes: Applying research to clinical practice
This one-hour course, offered through the Grayken Center for Addiction Training & Technical Assistance at Boston Medical Center, is intended to highlight the importance of family and social support for people with substance use disorders. The importance of evidence-based resources for families will be explained along with concrete and simple changes to current models of addiction treatment to engage the family. Virtual training with multiple dates, click the link below for details.
Alcohol and Substance Misuse Training and Resources from the National Criminal Justice Training Center
Below are self-paced free courses.
Drug Identification and Recognition: Depressants, Anti-depressants, and Inhalants
Drug Identification and Recognition: Dissociative Anesthetics
Drug Identification and Recognition: Hallucinogens
Drug Identification and Recognition: Stimulants
Drug Identification and Recognition: The Opioid Crisis in America
Below are two infographics for download
SAVE THE DATE for the 23rd National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
The 23rd National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), sponsored by the Children’s Bureau, will be held virtually over the course of two weeks in April 2023. The 23rd NCCAN will offer a unique opportunity for thought leadership and action-oriented dialogue around Doing Things Differently: Moving from the Challenge to the Change, the theme of this year’s conference. For more information visit https://nccan.acf.hhs.gov/index.html
Additional and Ongoing PD Opportunities
Spotlighted Ongoing PD Opportunity
Visit Childwelfare.org to explore a variety of training opportunities by clicking here.
The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC) offers a variety of criminal justice training in multiple areas with many for free.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)’s Learning Center has 300+ FREE CE certificate courses and 200+ online webinars on a variety of topics such as Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, Psychological First Aid Online, The Resilience of Youth: The Impact of Developmental Trauma, COVID-19 and Beyond, and Addressing Transition Issues for Youth Foster Children. Click here to register as a participant.
Choose Love – Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create safer schools through a no-cost, lifespan social and emotional learning platform that not only teaches students the life skills that are essential to happiness and success but also fosters a school culture that reduces violence from the inside out. Our signature program, the Choose Love Enrichment Program™ (CLEP), is available as a no-cost Infant-Toddler, and Pre-K through 12th grade, character development and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program that teaches educators and their students how to choose love in any circumstance through wonderfully simple yet powerful themes and practices for the classroom that naturally evolve into a culture where students feel safe, nurtured, connected, and empowered.
The suggested Choose Love program is the Home & Family program. You can sign up for this FREE course by clicking on Programs > For Home and Family > At Home Intro and Sign Up (see image to the left)
Harvard Business Review’s article A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers provides some great tips for supervisors working with staff who are adjusting to not being in the office. Without the social aspect of being in the office, it can leave staff feeling disconnected and isolated in their work. This article gives supervisors tips for supporting their staff in the transition to a remote office team.
A The Ultimate Guide To Managing Highly Effective Remote Teams explores the three key areas for successfully managing a remote team: Communication, The Big Picture, and Productivity.
The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services that promote the economic and social well-being of children, individuals, and communities with leadership and resources for effective delivery of human services.
Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative offers opportunities for continuing education credits (CEUs) for licensure. The Center offers events that are virtual so child welfare staff can attend presentations by experts without leaving their offices. Click here and bookmark the page to check for new events listings and updates. The 2019 Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019 has been developed into a flexible, online learning experience for organizations across the country. Click here to use the resources in the collection.
The Child Welfare Information Gateway contains multiple sources of information and resources, and in addition, contains a conference calendar that allows for an easy search of upcoming conferences and free materials for the field.
ICJ – The Interstate Commission for Juveniles dates back to the 1950s, when concern grew throughout the United States about “a vast army of wandering kids being shuttled from place to place.” The ICJ offers professional development opportunities that can be found on their calendar. Click here to see what is coming up.
ODdiTies ~ Click on the file below to view the Training notes from Human Resources, Organizational Development and Training Services (ODTS) and upcoming professional development opportunities.
Information on Personal Protective Equipment in Response to COVID-19
Up to date information from the Centers for Disease Control about Donning and Doffing PPE with a Face Shield. There are five instructional videos that explain the proper process for protecting yourself from exposure to COVID-19.
Center For Disease Control Website