CWEP Advanced Training Opportunities
Mentor Certification Program
This training is for eligible CPSW, SYSC, & JJ Staff who have been recommended by their supervisor to take the course. Please consult your supervisor if you are interested in becoming a certified mentor.
This training is in-person at Dolloff in Concord on the following dates, please choose one session:
- June 28th from 9am – 12pm
- August 23rd from 9am – 12pm
- October 19th from 9am – 12pm
This 3-hour training is intended to support the Field Training Specialist (CPS), Facility Training Specialist (SYSC), or Field Training Officer (JJ), who have been recommended by their supervisor to complete this training. Staff will gain an understanding in the concepts, benefits, expectations, and various systems in place for 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 while being guided by applicable policies and procedures. The information presented in this training is intended to help develop a trusting relationship between the Training Specialist/Officer and the new staff in order to support growth and learning, as well as assisting with building new staff confidence to best support the mission of NH DCYF.
Staying Safe Refresher
This refresher class is an opportunity for staff to brush up on their safety skills. We will cover the basics of office and home visit safety; de-escalation techniques and review online safety. We will also cover DCYF policies and programs that support staff’s physical and emotional well-being and safety.
This course is available to CPSWs & JPPOs. This class will occur in-person at Dolloff, 3rd floor classroom on October 17th, 2023 from 9am – 4pm.
Safety Plan Refresher for CPSW
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, participants will be able to practice their safety planning skills by being provided with scenarios involving mental health, intimate partner violence (IPV), as well as substance abuse, and will develop safety plans of their own that will be shared with the instructors.
This training is voluntary and available to all CPSWs. This training will be from October 23 – November 3rd via Moodle.
Being an LGBTQ+ Ally
Being an LGBTQ+ Ally will provide an opportunity for participants to explore issues related to working with youth and the 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+). This 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 this course will offer a space for open, honest conversations, where questions can be asked without judgement. All participants will be asked to agree to listen to others and think critically about different perspectives.
October 9th – 20th with a Zoom session Oct. 18th 1-4pm. This training is voluntary and available to all staff.
Medical Fundamentals of Child Abuse & Neglect for DCYF Staff
This training series is available to all DCYF Staff. These are advanced trainings and are not required. This series is being held virtually, see schedule below and attached.
Please join us for this 14-part training series presented by Resmiye Oral, MD the Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP) Medical Director at Dartmouth Health. Resmiye will cover the medical fundamentals of various forms of abuse and neglect as well as how the Child Advocacy & Protection Program and DCYF work together collaboratively. Participants will better understand the risk for child safety each form of child abuse and neglect may present, which will empower them to better respond to child abuse cases via coordinated, collaboration with all partners, including CAPP medical providers. Participants will gain a deeper understanding behind the medical terminology and significance of the differential diagnostic approach CAPP takes when evaluating patients suspected to have experienced abuse and neglect. We’ll explore the long term impacts of various forms of child abuse and neglect, common risk factors of child maltreatment, key determinants for diagnosis, and how we can all work together to protect children in our state.
Presented by: Resmiye Oral, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Director of the Child Advocacy and Protection Program at Dartmouth Health Children’s, who is board-certified in child abuse pediatrics. She has published numerous articles, books, and book chapters on Child Abuse and Neglect. Her interests are international systems building to address child abuse and neglect, drug endangered children, shaken baby syndrome, adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed care, and early intervention with child abuse to prevent negative consequences of abuse.
Please add the dates to your calendar if you plan to attend.
|1||July 7th||11:00am-12:00pm||“DCYF & CAPP Referral Process”|
|2||July 14th||11:00am-12:00pm||“History & Scene Investigation”|
|3||August 4th||11:00 am-12:00 pm||“IPV & Children”|
|4||August 11th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Psychological Abuse”|
|5||August 18th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Family Interview PA & SA”|
|6||August 25th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Child Interview PA & SA”|
|7||September 22nd||11:00am-12:00pm||“Diagnostic Workup”|
|8||October 6th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Photo Documentation”|
|9||October 13th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Skin Findings & Abuse”|
|10||October 20th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Inflicted Fractures”|
|11||October 27th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Abusive Head Trauma Part 1”|
|12||November 3rd||11:00am-12:00pm||“Abusive Head Trauma Part 2”|
|13||November 17th||11:00am-12:00pm||“Drug Endangerment & Children”|
|14||December 1st||11:00am-12:00pm||“DCYF & CAPP MDT Options”|
|Make up date: December 8th (11:00am-12:00pm)|
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
- Field Reversals
- ADA Communication Toolkit
- Youth in Court
- Temporary Youth Cottage
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.