The 2018 Youth Justice Summit on May 18, 2018 will feature local and national experts on the topic of Human and Sex Trafficking. Attendees will learn about the Multi-Disciplinary Team model (MDT) and engage with professionals in the justice, advocacy, mental health, and family services systems as we work to identify victims and eradicate the occurrence of human and sex trafficking in our state. CEU and CLE designation pending.

FOUNDATIONS Classroom engages you and a cohort of peers in 18 days of supported, interactive learning.  The curriculum mirrors the case process, beginning at the front-end of a case and moving through to case closure. 

6 Required Modules include:

     Professional Values, Roles & Responsibilities

     Engagement & Assessment – Safety Focused Practice

     Trauma-informed Practice

     Court Advocacy & Engagement

     Social Work in Complex Circumstances

     Permanency & Independent Living

Leadership Academy for Supervisors

The Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) is a blended learning program developed by NCWWI that will provide participants with a high quality, proven training experience specific to child welfare. This professional development opportunity will support and increase your effectiveness as a leader in your current role, as well as prepare you for advancement in the agency.  The LAS includes web-based work completed individually, in-person learning network meetings with the facilitators and other participants, and ongoing coaching.  There are 6 on-line modules (taking approximately 21 hours of time): Introductory Module, Foundations of Leadership, Leading in Context, Leading People, Leading for Results, and Leading for Change. Following completion of each on-line module, you will meet for 2.5 hours in person with your colleagues and a facilitator to reinforce your learning in a Learning Network (LASLN).  You will be Coached after each LASLN and prior to the start of the next module. This will occur in your district by a coach who has completed the Coaching Clinic.  Each coaching session will be specific to the current module and your Personal Learning Plan and Change Initiative.

Coaching Institute for Child Welfare Coaches and Supervisors

This is a 2 Day training.  Completion of the training requires attendance at both days.

Coaching is recognized as a key learning strategy for both professional development and  program implementation. This Institute will provide participants with information to assemble the coaching puzzle—in other words, to integrate the best skills, theories and abilities of coaching into a solid evidence-based coaching strategy.  We will highlight and practice coaching skills, enhance participants' understanding of coaching and discuss common coaching dilemmas and challenges.

Upon completion of this Institute, participants will:

  • Be able to use methods of inquiry to elicit the experience of the learner;
  • Know how to support learners in developing learning goals;
  • Recognize specific coaching skills demonstrated during video or live coaching sessions;
  • Practice self-reflection in coaching learners;
  • Have a plan and goals for integrating coaching skills into daily practice.

The Coaching Institute provides child welfare supervisors and practitioners with the dedicated time to learn about and practice the coaching skills, which are designed to enhance and improve child welfare social work. 

Join other FSD leadership in discussing topics and practicing skills of vital importance to daily work of FSD.  Sign up for one of all of the Leadership Learning Circles.  Topics will be determined as identified.  Anticipated dates for upcoming dates in 2018 are forthcoming and will be announced at the earliest possible date. 

This active one day training will provide an overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI), including practice with specific scenarios where MI has been applied in child welfare practice. Because of the prerequisite online course, the majority of time during the training will be spent engaged in practicing MI as the purpose of this training is to offer the opportunity for each participant to practice MI skills in scenarios where MI has been successfully applied in child welfare and be able to receive feedback. Emphasis will be on integration of MI principles and practices into daily social work practice.