• These four guides offer tools and tips to assist agencies and mental health professionals implement recommendations made by the AB 1790 Stakeholder Group on how to remove barriers to the provision of mental health services by adoption-competent professionals. The recommendations are grounded in the guidance found in California’s Integrated Core Practice Model.

    Each guide includes recommendations, a self-assessment tool and tip sheets for providers, parents and youth.

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  • These webinars will be offered live monthly from August 2018 until March 2019 at no cost. At that time, a recorded version will also be offered for on-demand viewing on ACAF's webinar archive.

    Each webinar is eligible for 1.5 CEs from the National Association of Social Workers. Participants will be given access to the website for purchasing these CEs in a follow-up email after attending the webinar.

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  • CalSWEC, with the support of the State of California, Regional Training Academies, and Community Partners engaged in a large-scale revision of the Common Core training materials for new Child Welfare Social Workers and Supervisors.  The training format includes classroom learning, eLearning, and Field Activities to provide a variety of learning modalities and transfer of learning opportunities.


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  • As with any recently implemented initiative, familiarizing oneself with the basic facts and tenets of RFA will be the first step. This toolkit provides a number of documents that will assist you in understanding RFA, articulating the benefits to children and families and becoming familiar with the legislative underpinnings.


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"Serving Those Who Serve Others"

The mission of the Central California Training Academy (CCTA) is to enhance the ability of staff in public social services and child welfare agencies to protect children and to prevent placement whenever possible.

Through the Academy, child welfare workers will have greater access to current and state-of-the-art child welfare practices, thereby leading to more competent workers in the field.