“Adversity Does Not Build Character, It Reveals It”
-James Lane Allen
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 N.H. Division for Children, Youth and Families. We look forward to working with you towards meeting your educational goals.
New 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.
NCWWI Discussion Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-Being Series Kicks Off on April 29th at 1 pm EST with Operational Workforce Supports. You can register by clicking here. Visit the National Child Welfare Workforce for the remainder of this series and others.
Stages of Change: When and How to Intervene (2HRS-virtual) – During this two hour interactive learning session, you will be introduced to the five stages of change in recovery. Facilitated by substance use treatment professionals, this training will provide you with intervention strategies and tips on engaging families during pivotal stages of recovery.
Date: April, 22, 2021 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The NH Juvenile Court Diversion Network and state partners are hosting a virtual training Developmental & Culturally Sensitive Youth Intervention on Wednesday, May 19th from 9 am to noon. This is a free virtual Zoom event. Register here:
https://jsi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LJU3MBboRVmEU6Fx5X86LQ Check out the flyer below for more information.
NECCD is excited to host this free webinar on Wednesday, May 26th from 12:30 pm – 2 pm featuring Lori Gurney, MS , CTS, CCISM and Christian Ryan Pagano from the Vermont DOC Peer Support Program. You can register by clicking here.
The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College c/o UNH has two recorded webinars that can be viewed at any time. At the end of our recorded webinars we offer a certificate.
Save the Date!!! Thursday, September 16 – Friday, September 17th for the 2021 Partnering for a Future Without Violence Conference presented by the Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Office of Victim/Witness Assistance. The conference is pending Governor and Council approval. If approved, the Conference will be FREE and registration will begin in July 2021. For more information download the flyer below.
Ongoing PD Opportunities
ABOUT THE CRSJ COVID-19 SERIES | The Section has put together a multi-part series exploring the recent COVID-19 pandemic at the intersection of criminal justice, civil rights, and economic concerns, among other legal areas. During these free webinars, panelists address this deepening crisis in our collective pursuit of advancing law and justice. See the COVID-19 Series →
- Intro to Gender Identity and the Trans Gender Community: 2 hour webinar Click to Register
- National Child Welfare Workforce Institute: Various Webinars. Webinar Calendar
- National Institute of Corrections: Various E-Learning Classes. Class List
- Quantum Units Education: Class List
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network Psychological First Aid: Register Here
- Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota: Class List
- For Nurses – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Continuing Education for Professionals: Click here for more information
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.
Attend a showing of Tre Maison Dasan and panel discussion about three boys each growing up with an incarcerated parent. Their stories are told through the child’s perspective. This is a coming of age film in America when a parent is incarcerated.
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.
Supervision Strategies for the “New Normal:” Remote Work with an Improvement Mindset is a free one-hour webinar download presenting several team-based strategies from our Team First: Field Guide, which is a free download at The Praed Foundation’s homepage.
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.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) holds an annual conference offering up to 12 CEUs for social workers and allied professionals. This year the conference is being held at the Mountian View Grand Resort in Whitefield, NH on May 21st and 22nd. You can register for this event by clicking here.
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.