CWEP Advanced Training Opportunities
Being an LGBTQ+ Ally
This course is available to all DCYF staff, running from December 5th – December 16th – This training is on Moodle & has a live Zoom on December 15th from 1pm – 4pm
Being an LGBTQ+ Ally will provide an opportunity for participants to explore issues related to working with youth and important people in their lives who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or are questioning their sexual orientation, and all those who fall outside the binaries of gender and sexuality (LGBTQ+). The course will explore societal views of gender and sexuality, culturally sensitive language, common challenges for LGBTQ youth, and strategies for being an ally. Both the Moodle and Zoom portions of the course will offer a space for open, honest conversations, where questions can be asked without judgement. All participants will agree to listen to others and think critically about different perspectives.
Class is now full
Dispositional Assessment Report – Ongoing Training for Supervisors, Court JPPOs, and Permanency JPPOs
As we continue to support changes within Juvenile Justice as a result of the transformation work, the training needs continue to arise. After feedback from several JJ workgroups including JJPG, CANS, and JJ Transformation, there was a need to provide clarity on changes to the Pre-Dispositional Investigation Report (as of July 1, 2022, now titled Dispositional Assessment Report). This recorded training presentation was facilitated by JJ Assessment Administrator Jeff Sellars and reviews how CANS will be documented within the Dispositional Assessment Report.
This training is required for all Supervisors, Court JPPO’s, and Permanency JPPO’s.
To register click here: https://granitestatecollege.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LZalzNaidZP8c6
Strategic Sharing Workshop
Strategic Sharing is a training designed to teach youth how to share their personal stories of system involvement in a way that is meaningful, effective and safe. Please contact Paula.firstname.lastname@example.org for registration info.
August 29th from 10 am – 4 pm | October 3rd from 10 am – 4 pm | January 23rd from 10 am – 4 pm
Mentoring Certificate Training
This training is intended to support the Field Training Specialist (CPS), Facility Training Specialist (SYSC), or Field Training Officer (JJ), in understanding the concepts, benefits, expectations, and the implementation of supporting new staff at NH DCYF. Training Specialists/Officers are intended to assist the new staff members in understanding the functions of their role and the environment in which they will perform their duties and is guided by applicable policies. The Training Specialist Program is intended to help develop a trusting relationship between the Training Specialist and the new staff to support growth and learning as well as assisting with building new staff confidence to best support the mission of NH DCYF. Multiple options available, Register here!!
April 1 – 8, 2022 | June 3 – 10, 2022 | August 5 – 12, 2022 | October 3 – 10, 2022 | December 2 – 9, 2022
Better Together Roundtable for Residential Providers via Zoom. Register here!!
Register for one of these sessions May 11, 2022 – September 14, 2022, and December 14, 2022 all will run from 9 am – 12 pm.
Better Together New Hampshire Partner Program Building Blocks to Successful Partnership: Birth Parents/ Foster Parents/ Staff and Allies Better Together fosters equal and mutually respectful partnerships between birth parents, foster parents, child welfare agency staff, allies, and community partners. Fathers and mothers, relative caregivers, foster parents, and community partners must be involved in the Division for Children Youth and Families is to successfully improve the lives of children/ youth and also increase reunification outcomes so that together we achieve our goals of keeping children in safe, loving and permanent homes
Better Together Round Table – This course will provide staff with an opportunity to hear directly from families regarding their experience with the Division with the focus on Juvenile Justice. Staff will have the opportunity 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.
FACES Orientation and Regulations for DCYF Staff
Register here for FACES Orientation and Regulations for DCYF Staff.
DCYF Staff Advanced/Ongoing Training NO Credit Resources
The following courses are located in Moodle as Resources only and are not credit bearing.
- 6 Core Strategies for Residential: Promoting Therapeutic Environments and Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Treatment Settings
- BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Training
- Field Reversals
- Medical Fundamentals of Child Abuse & Neglect for Legal Professionals
- New Court Forms for Residential Placement
- Prevention and Placement Case Planning Rollout
- Safety Planning for JJ Staff
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.
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!!