Innovative Practice Symposium: Entry into Care
This March 26-27 symposium will focus on practices related to intake, entry into care, first engagement of families and front-end practice, as well as bring together research, practice innovators, early adopters and counties for two days of learning and sharing.
A Collaborative Approach to Helping Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
This April 29 convening provides child welfare professionals with a forum to discuss and develop a collaborative approach to address the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Child welfare workers, supervisors, probation officers and other stakeholders in this very important conversation are encouraged to attend.
Academy Course Catalog: January-June 2014
Check out the new catalog of offerings from the Academy! We’ve made some changes to help you find what you’re looking for, including reorganizing several subject areas. The website also reflects the new subject areas.
Understanding and Supporting the Sexual Health of Youth in Foster Care
Taking place April 4 in Davis, this unique offering will provide child welfare professionals with new information and tools to work with, understand and support youth in care.
Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) in Child Welfare
The Northern Academy has added a new self-guided training module on Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare. To view this and other self-guided offerings, click here.
New Katie A. Northern Collaborative Website
The Northern California Training Academy has created a new resource for agencies seeking to effectively implement the Katie A. Core Practice Model. Visit the new Katie A. Northern Collaborative website here.
Motivational Interviewing Guide for Child Welfare Services
This new guide provides an overview of the concepts and skills in Motivational Interviewing, along with suggestions on where to apply the various vignettes from the Motivational Interviewing in Child Welfare Services video. A DVD of the video accompanies the printed version of the guide.
Reaching Out Spring 2013
This issue integrates the vast information available on well-being—focusing in particular on mental, behavioral and social health and cognitive functioning - and provides a synthesis of the best practices used to address this issue.
New SOP Website
We just launched a new website dedicated to Safety-Organized Practice!
Featuring a blog, streaming videos, access to webinars, and a curricula library, the site is designed to serve as a reliable and up-to-date resource for everything SOP.
New Coaching Website
This official website for coaching in the field of child welfare features how to learn and use several coaching skills, approaches, models and theories. The material was adapted from the Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare Practice, available for purchase or PDF download here. Coaching videos included in the toolkit can also be viewed on the web.