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California Child Welfare: Core Practice Model

Description: This E-Learning module is structured to provide you with an introduction to what the Core Practice Model is and why California is adopting the CPM. It will take a deeper dive into the values, principles and practice behaviors of the Core Practice Model and explore how those particular components of the CPM relate to your professional role in child welfare service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the Core Practice Model (CPM) and its components
  • Identify how the CPM relates to both internal system transformation as well as external child welfare practice through shared values and principles
  • Envisage how the CPM functions as an overarching framework
  • Identify how to integrate the CPM values, principles and behaviors into your practice on a daily basis that will lead to improved outcomes for the children, youth and families that you serve
  • Recognize how current child welfare initiatives including Safety Organized Practice (SOP), Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) and Child and Family Teams (CFT) support the CPM values and practice behaviors

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Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Awareness Training

Description: This eLearning course is designed to provide an overview and increase awareness of issues related to human trafficking for child welfare staff. You'll learn about the different types of human trafficking with a focus on the prevalence rates of commercial sexual exploitation of children, also known as CSEC, and domestic minor sex trafficking, also known as DMST. The impacts and implications for child welfare and youth who have been victimized through human trafficking will also be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the major forms of human trafficking
  • Define trafficking according to the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000
  • Define Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
  • Identify how CSEC intersects with the Child Welfare System
  • Describe the dynamics that contribute to the victimization of young people by sex traffickers
  • List tools available to assist with identifying and assessing trafficking victims
  • Describe the essentials of providing effective services and interventions designed to assist CSEC and DMST victims

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

After completing this training the trainee will be able to:

  • Understand the historical framework and policy issues related to FASD.
  • Identify the effects and main neurological deficits of prenatal exposure to alcohol. 
  • Identify physical features and behaviors that are consistent with FASD.
  • Understand the criteria of the diagnosis that are associated with FASD and their frequency.
  • Identify Primary and Secondary disabilities associated with FASD, their cause, and prevention.
  • Identify different treatment and intervention options for youth with FASD, given cultural factors.

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2019 Psychotropic Medication in Foster Care

Description: The first section is an overview of psychotropic medications-what they are and why they are used, as well as some information about potential side effects. The second section will cover the basics of trauma-informed care and how it relates to medication in foster care settings. It will also give a brief description of treatment planning and the use of Child and Family Teams. In the third and final section, we will explore the Juvenile Court process for authorization of psychotropic medication, and the forms used in that process. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the basics of psychotropic medication in foster care, including the key benefits and risks.
  • Explain trauma-informed care and the role of the Child Family Team (CFT).
  • Identify treatment options, including medical and non-medical interventions.
  • Recognize the required legal forms required for psychotropic medication for foster youth, including JV-220 (Application for Psychotropic Medication).



Note: This training module contains three sections; each should take you approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

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