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    • 11/04/2020
    • (CST)
    • 11/08/2020
    • (CST)
    • 3 sessions
    • ONLINE
    • 11/17/2020
    • (CST)
    • 11/18/2020
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • ONLINE
    • 64
    Register


    Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare

    Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making


    Join us for this two-day ONLINE training event focused on ensuring safety of children involved in the child welfare system. This training will look at the new Child Welfare Assessment & Decision Making-Model utilized by DCFS child welfare workers and other tools to evaluate the safety and risk issues of our most vulnerable children. New court forms will be introduced and reviewed. This course will reinforce the system focus that “removal of a child from their family is the safety plan of last resort.” 

    Course Objectives:

    1. Learners will be able to define related terms.
    2. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to a new set of facts in order to assess a child’s safety.
    3. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to create practical safety plans.
    4. Learners will be able to articulate the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis to support or defend safety decision making.
    5. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis as a tool for in and/or out- of- court advocacy for their client(s).

    Instructors:

    • Mark Harris, JD, Pelican Center for Children & Families
    • Richard Pittman, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Office of Public Defenders
    • Rebecca May Ricks, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Franchesca Hamilton Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • Kim McCain, LMSW, Louisiana Department of Children & Families Services

    Download a flyer to share!

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for both days. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    Approved for 6 hours CLE, including ethics and professionalism. CEU application pending.  CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.



    • 12/01/2020
    • (CST)
    • 12/02/2020
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • ONLINE
    • 13
    Register


    NEW for 2020! ONLINE!

    We will be offering this course via ZOOM Technology due to COVID-19.

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You must attend the online workshop session to receive the code for the next day. Sessions will be locked at 10:10 am. To reduce interruptions, you must be on time. The workshop is presented live, not via recording.

    You will need a computer (with sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. It is not required that you have a camera set up.

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    This training is HIGHLY INTERACTIVE and you will need to share your screen for required active participation.  You do need a computer (with a microphone and sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. You need an internet connection. It is not required that you have a camera set up. This session is not designed for audio-only participation.

    APPROVED: 6 hours of Social Work CEU and 6.0 hours CLE,

    including 1 hour of Legal Professionalism

    What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?
    • being aware of one's own world view
    • developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences
    • gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views
    • developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures




    What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?

    being aware of one's own world view

    developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences

    gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views

    developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures

    This training experience is designed for multidisciplinary professionals who touch the lives of families and children in the Child Welfare System. It is developed to enhance the ability of child welfare practitioners to respond to the unique needs and differences of children and families of various racial and ethnic groups in ways that are culturally congruent to improve outcomes for children and families. Culture S.M.A.R.T. is an engaging experience that simulates aspects of what it is like to “walk in another racial, ethnic or cultural group’s shoes.” In the shoes of another person and come face to face with personal bias and perspectives and assumptions. This training helps us to build skills and knowledge of other cultures and identify opportunities for growth and development in a safe environment. Presenting cultural differences as a reflection of the way we solve similar problems promotes a sense of our common humanity, recognize we are all in this together for challenges in Child Welfare. Understanding this basic notion allows us to view cultural differences as a rich reservoir of solutions to real world concerns. Instead of looking upon cultural differences as things to be tolerated, we can relate to each other as cultural problem solvers with the same desired goals – better outcomes for children and families.

    Presenter: Patsy Wilkerson, M.A.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:

    This course is pending 6 CLE approval (including 1 hour of professionalism) by the LSBA MCLE Committee.

    It is approved for 6 general hours by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. 

    Download the full fall course catalog here.


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.


    • 12/14/2020
    • (CST)
    • 12/15/2020
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • ONLINE
    • 52
    Register


    Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare

    Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making

    Join us for this two-day ONLINE training event focused on ensuring safety of children involved in the child welfare system. This training will look at the new Child Welfare Assessment & Decision Making-Model utilized by DCFS child welfare workers and other tools to evaluate the safety and risk issues of our most vulnerable children. New court forms will be introduced and reviewed. This course will reinforce the system focus that “removal of a child from their family is the safety plan of last resort.” 

    Course Objectives:

    1. Learners will be able to define related terms.
    2. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to a new set of facts in order to assess a child’s safety.
    3. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to create practical safety plans.
    4. Learners will be able to articulate the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis to support or defend safety decision making.
    5. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis as a tool for in and/or out- of- court advocacy for their client(s).

    Instructors:

    • Mark Harris, JD, Pelican Center for Children & Families
    • Richard Pittman, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Office of Public Defenders
    • Rebecca May Ricks, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Franchesca Hamilton Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • Kim McCain, LMSW, Louisiana Department of Children & Families Services

    Download a flyer to share!

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for both days. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    Approved for 6 hours CLE, including ethics and professionalism. CEU application pending.  CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.



Past events

10/21/2020 Orleans Parish Juvenile Court CINC Training
10/21/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
10/14/2020 Safety Training Online
10/01/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T. ONLINE
09/28/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
08/13/2020 When Adolescence Goes Viral
08/11/2020 When Adolescence Goes Viral
08/06/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T. ONLINE
07/24/2020 Ethical Principles in Social Work Practice
07/20/2020 The Role of the Prosecutor in CINC Cases
06/30/2020 Ethical Principles in Social Work Practice
06/23/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
06/18/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
06/15/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
06/10/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
06/10/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
05/19/2020 ONLINE Culture S.M.A.R.T.
05/12/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
05/08/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
05/08/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
04/24/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
04/24/2020 ONLINE - DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
04/21/2020 ONLINE Culture S.M.A.R.T.
04/07/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
04/02/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
03/31/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
03/17/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
03/05/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental - New Orleans
03/05/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - New Orleans
03/05/2020 Fundamentals of Child Welfare - Alexandria
02/18/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
02/11/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Bossier
02/11/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Bossier
02/07/2020 Postponed - Culture S.M.A.R.T.
01/21/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
01/17/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Monroe
01/17/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Monroe
01/09/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Family Members/Caregivers - Lake Charles
01/08/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Baton Rouge
01/08/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Baton Rouge
12/09/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices
12/09/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices
12/03/2019 LAPEN 12th Annual Parenting Educators Summit
11/12/2019 Together We Can Conference
11/07/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Alexandria
11/07/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Alexandria
10/25/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Kenner
10/14/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
10/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Metairie
09/23/2019 Child Welfare Basics - New Orleans
09/17/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
08/16/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Baton Rouge
08/13/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Southeast LA Region
08/12/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Florida Parishes Region
08/08/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - CENLA Region
08/07/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Northwest LA Region
08/07/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Lake Charles
07/30/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Bayou Region
07/25/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Shreveport
07/17/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Capital Area
07/16/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Southwest Louisiana
07/15/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
07/09/2019 National Indian and Native American WIC Coalition Conference (NINAWC)
06/19/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Monroe
06/18/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Northeast Louisiana
06/18/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0-Monroe
06/13/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Acadiana Area
06/13/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Houma
05/23/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
05/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Pineville
05/02/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
04/17/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
04/12/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Covington
04/05/2019 Complex Trauma Conference
04/01/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Monroe
03/25/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/25/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
03/18/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/15/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Houma
03/11/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Lafayette
02/19/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
02/15/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
02/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Lake Charles
01/17/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Lake Charles
01/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Terrebonne
12/21/2018 Holiday Office Closure
12/11/2018 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
12/05/2018 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
12/03/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Self Advocates
12/03/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Parents & Caregivers
11/28/2018 Child Welfare Basics - Shreveport
11/09/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - New Orleans
11/02/2018 Mosaic Dimension 2.0
10/15/2018 Together We Can Conference


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