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Center Spotlight: On-Demand Child Welfare Training

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While we may not be able to meet face-to-face at the moment, training continues!

The Center offers a variety of child welfare courses designed to suit even the most demanding schedule. With convenience in mind, participants can complete the desired course in the comfort of home, a café or while riding the bus.

Want to expand your knowledge? Consider enrolling in one of our child welfare courses today! The Center proudly offers the following courses:

A Resource Parent’s Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

This training provides basic background information about IDD, the services you may need as a resource parent and where to find them, and best practices for parenting a child or youth with IDD. For more information about this course, click here.

Child and Family Team Guide for Foster Parents

This training will introduce you to the child and family team (CFT) basics — what they are, who they are made up of, how they work, how often they meet — and answer some frequently asked questions about CFTs, as they relate to foster parents. For more information about this course, click here.

Communicating and Collaborating Effectively in a Child and Family Team Meeting as a Guardian ad Litem

This training will help Guardians ad Litem participate effectively and collaboratively with social workers and facilitators at child and family team (CFTs) meetings. For more information about the course, click here.

Game Building as Engagement

This training will introduce learners to games as a mechanism for fostering engagement, reflection and conversations with clients and children. For more information about this course, click here.

How Loss Impacts Youth in Foster Care: What is Our Role and Responsibility?

In this training, characteristics of this ambiguous loss will be explained with clear examples by showing how loss can have a deeper impact on foster care transitions and lived experience. For more information about this course, click here.

Learning to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning, and more Youth in Substitute Care

This course highlights the emerging issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression within the lives of young people living in out-of-home care. For more information, click here.

Guidance for Family and Youth Partner Trainers

This online training is designed to support the development of partnership training teams — two or more trainers who work together to create and deliver training materials in support of research, practice and policy implementation. For more information about this course, click here.

All courses within our child welfare training series are free, on-demand and certificate-bearing. For more information on our child welfare training courses, and registration information, click here.