CWEP Advanced Training Opportunities
Motivational Interviewing Training
This training series is required for JPPOs. Please attend one session week 1 and one session week 2. Space is limited so register early
Choose one day for Session #1: Oct 25th, 26th, 27th or 28th from 9am – 4pm
This is an In Person Training Located at Dolloff – Classroom 1 & 2
Choose one day for Session #2: November 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th from 9am – 4pm
This is an In Person Training Located at Dolloff – Classroom 1 & 2
This required training will provide the opportunity to learn and practice the principles of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing is an approach to engagement and gathering information that will assist with completing the CANS. This training will include information about this evidence-based practice from a trauma informed lens. Both sessions of the training will be interactive and allow for time to practice the new skills.
To register please click here: https://granitestatecollege.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eeS2CmDe4i4yxUi
*Note locations for each week are different, subject to change.
Prevention and Placement Case Planning
- Begins September 20, 2021
- Required for all CPSW and JPPO staff
- This self-guided training in Moodle will provide staff with an introduction to the new Prevention and Placement Case plans, as a result of the Families First Services Act. There will be a focus on DCYF policy regarding the Placement and Prevention and Case Plans, and the course will provide participants with the opportunity to view mock Placement and Prevention plans using case examples that are provided.
Here is the link to register for this training: https://granitestatecollege.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdXaXFxFgrvrgrk
In addition to the training, there will be live virtual office hours offered twice a week by Eve Allen for anyone to join with any questions as a follow up to the training or policy expectations. Attendance is not required but is open as a support to staff. The following opportunities will be held every Wednesday from 9/22 – 10/6 from 12:00-12:30 regarding Prevention Plans and every Friday from 9/24 – 10/8 from 12:00-12:30 regarding Case Plans. See below for link to virtual office hours on Teams:
Prevention Plans – Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting
Case Plans – Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting
Addiction 101: Treatment and Recovery Pathways on 11/9 from 10am to 12pm – Register Here!
Many families involved with DCYF have issues with substance use, and navigating how different treatment modalities are recommended can feel overwhelming because it is not “one size fits all”. Treatment and Recovery Pathways is a training designed for DCYF staff to receive an overview of how treatment recommendations are created, different treatment modalities including Medication-Assisted Treatment, recovery pathways, and tips for CPSWs to support parents and treatment providers during the process.
Safety Planning Refresher, it’s a 3 hour class, October 18 – 29th – Register Here!
Safety Planning emphasizes the importance of a CPSW assessing for danger relevant to all children in the home during their involvement with the family. When the danger has been identified, the use of a safety plan must be considered and implemented if appropriate. During this course, you will learn what needs to be included within a safety plan, the steps needed to identify a safety network, and when to end a safety plan. Additionally, special considerations involving intimate partner violence (IPV) and substance abuse will be shared and practiced.
Ongoing CWEP Professional Development Opportunities
BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Training is being offered starting on July 27th to all staff. Please Register Here!! You will receive training hours for completing this course.
FACES Orientation and Regulations (O&R) is now available for DCYF staff as self-guided courses in Moodle. O&R will run monthly beginning August 2nd through the end of the year. To register for these courses click here.
Orientation provides an introduction to the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) child welfare system. This course provides participants with an understanding of foster family care, the process, and the roles and expectations of foster families. This course provides an overview of the purpose of foster care and examines goals for reunification.
Regulations provides prospective foster and adoptive parents with an understanding of requirements needed to become and remain licensed as a foster/adoptive parent in the State of New Hampshire. This course describes the process and steps need for initial licensure and re-licensure, as well as provides information regarding trainings and resources available throughout the state. Suggestions for welcoming children into the home are also discussed.
Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health (BCBH) is excited to announce the training series System of Care. You can register for this series by clicking here. For more information visit the training announcement here.
Better Together Round Table – This course will provide staff with an opportunity to hear directly from families regarding their experience with the Division to ground themselves on the challenges families are facing as well as build knowledge and understanding regarding how trust is a critical foundation for family engagement. You may register for this ongoing event by clicking here.
Safety Planning for JJ Staff is being offered as a self-guided course for JJ Staff. You can register here.
This course is designed to expose participants to the DCYF Safety Planning Policy and SOP to ensure proper identification of a danger versus a risk when working with families associated with the Division. Participants will also learn the elements in the Safety Planning Form and the importance of writing a clear, concise, transparent, and actionable plan with families.
2021 DCYF Conference Workshop videos for professional development register here.
Other CWEP Professional Development Opportunities are Available Now!
To register for the courses below, click on the links below to take you to the calendar page and registration links.
Caregiver Ongoing Training (COT) ~ Classes for all licensed caregivers, CASA volunteers, family violence prevention specialists, State staff, and more. Participating in training hand-in-hand with the caregivers you are working with is a win/win, helping you assist them with the challenges they are working through.
Foster and Adoptive Care Essentials (FACES) ~ Foster and Adoptive Care Essentials (FACES) are essential classes for all staff to help understand the education your new foster parents have received prior to licensing so you are in a better position to assist them. Win/Win, again! FACES includes six (6) courses equaling 21 professional development hours for the entire series.
Relatively Speaking (RS) ~ Participation in Relatively Speaking can help you understand the challenges and potential solutions of the relative caregiver, the child, the birth parent you are working with. Another win/win!!
If you are interested in Core Academy courses (for informational purposes only) you may review any of the courses you may do so by logging into Moodle as a guest. Keep in mind, these courses bear no credit and will not be added to your Bridges record. Instructions on how to view a course as a guest, click here.