Welcome to our catalog of online trainings dealing with child welfare and other social issues. We encourage you to explore and participate in these free online trainings. These trainings were designed and developed by organizations all across the United States and internationally, who wish to share best practice standards for topics impacting child safety, stability, well-being, and permanency. We also encourage you to submit additional trainings for inclusion in this catalog. Send us information about new trainings at cwelfare@iupui.edu

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Building Trust-Based Relationships Engaging and Involving Youth in Wraparound National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
The National Wraparound Initiative is teaming up with the Technical Assistance Partnership to present a series of web-based trainings and technical assistance sessions about high-quality wraparound implementation, and the organizational and system supports that facilitate it. The Engaging and Involving Youth in Wraparound webinar is part of this series. It will focus on concrete strategies that can be used to increase the extent to which young people participate meaningfully in their own wraparound teams. The webinar will also focus on providing coaching/training to people who carry out these strategies, and evaluating the quality and impact of these efforts to increase youth participation. The presentation will last one hour and be followed by 30 minutes of open discussion.
Building Trust-Based Relationships Engaging Fathers: Positive Outcomes for Children and Families National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Many children who enter the social and child welfare system live with their mothers or other relatives, but not their fathers, at the time they enter care. Increase your capacity to engage and collaborate with fathers for positive outcomes for children by participating in this webinar. This webinar is part of American Humane's Differential Response Webinar Series. This training takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Child Abuse and Neglect Best Practices in the Treatment of Abused Children and their Families The National Children's Advocacy Center
Effective, evidence-supported treatments for abused children and their families have been developed and well tested, yet many abused children do not receive them. This workshop provides an overview of specific evidence-supported treatment practices for abused children and their families. The presenter discusses community-based strategies for improved dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of the use of these treatments. This training takes 2 hours and 12 minutes to complete.
Child Abuse and Neglect Child Abuse Investigations in Meth Lab Cases The National Children's Advocacy Center
This workshop provides investigators with an overview of conducting a concurrent investigation with multiple disciplines covering team work and developing a Drug Endangered Children Response Team. This training takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Child Abuse and Neglect Profiling the Child Molester The National Children's Advocacy Center
This presentation outlines the shared characteristics and differences of child sexual abuse offenders. Types of molesters and their methods of procurement and manipulation of victims will be explored. Various cases are discussed to highlight the ways molesters function when selecting, procuring/grooming, or abducting a child victim. Juvenile, male, and female offenders will be discussed. This presentation utilizes videotaped interviews with offenders discussing their crimes. This training takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Child Abuse and Neglect Working with the Non-Offending Caregiver The National Children's Advocacy Center
This presentation is designed to gain a greater awareness of the experiences and needs of non-offending caregivers whose children have made allegations of sexual abuse. Also, ways the non-offending caregiver can be supported are highlighted during this presentation. This training takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Child Development Child Development 101 The National Children's Advocacy Center
This workshop reviews child development from 18 months to 18 years, providing benchmarks for normal physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and sexual functioning at every stage. This information is discussed in terms of its impact on child abuse investigations and interview techniques. This training takes 2 hours and 4 minutes to complete.
Cultural Competency Collaboration, Consistency & Cultural Competency The National Children's Advocacy Center
This workshop is organized into three thematic topics: Collaboration, Consistency, and Cultural Competency. All of these build on effective ways for assisting child victims and families, starting with law enforcement, the gateway to the criminal justice system. Important perspectives related to the natures of crimes against children and meaningful/appropriate responses will be discussed to include strategies for effectively and ethically providing help. This training takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Domestic Violence Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare – University of Minnesota
This module addresses the impact of adult-to-adult domestic violence on the lives of children. It will detail how children are exposed to domestic violence and will discuss current research findings. This training takes 45 minutes to complete.
Domestic Violence The Emotional Effects of Domestic Violence on Children The National Children's Advocacy Center
Domestic violence creates a dangerous and traumatic environment for children as they attempt to grow and develop in their chaotic homes. This presentation explores the effects on both children and the family. Included in this presentation are attachment issues, the impact of trauma, and how mental, emotional, and intellectual development can be affected. Because many of these children are also victims of direct child abuse, Ms. McGee discusses neglect, physical and emotional abuse, and how this unstable and unhealthy environment impacts a child. Issues of treatment and therapeutic techniques will also be included in this presentation. This training takes 2 hours and 3 minutes to complete.
Ethics in Child Welfare Confidentiality, Disclosures and Communication in Child Welfare Practice Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare – University of Minnesota
While confidentiality can be complicated by a variety of factors and in many practice areas, this module presents the unique and complex confidentiality issues child welfare workers may encounter in their work with cases subject to the Indian Child Welfare Act, adoption and kinship care. The module is intended to give child welfare workers a basic understanding of these potentially complex issues as well as some practical guidelines for resolution. This training takes 1 hour to complete.
Ethics in Child Welfare Ethics in Child Welfare Supervision Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare – University of Minnesota
This module, comprised of three sections, will provide general information on ethics, ethical dilemmas and ethical decision making with a focus on ethics in child welfare supervision. It will also describe an ethical rules screen to be used in decision making in supervision. This training takes 45 minutes to complete.
Human Trafficking and Homelessness Homeless and Highly Mobile Students Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare – University of Minnesota
This module presents findings from a cross-system examination of homeless and highly mobile students in Minnesota. It explains the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, describes unique attributes of homeless students, and discusses ways in which agency data might be used to identify and intervene with homeless or highly mobile students. This training takes 30 minutes to complete.
Human Trafficking and Homelessness Human Trafficking The National Children's Advocacy Center
Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) is the commercial sexual exploitation of American children within U.S. borders. There is so much to these words…what is exploitation, how do we prove it, are we effective at prosecuting, how do we prosecute, how do we identify perpetrators and victims, what is the demand and why is there demand, and how does prosecution relate to prostitution and pornography? This workshop will address all these and more issues.
Mental Health and Addictions Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare – United State Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Child welfare workers are on the front line, making decisions about the best course of action for families in their caseloads. Without a solid understanding of alcohol and drug addiction, and how to identify families involved in the child welfare system as a result of parental addiction, child welfare workers will not be able to address a significant portion of the needs of the families in their caseloads. This tutorial will provide a primer on alcohol and drug addiction, substance abuse treatment and recovery, enhancing treatment readiness and treatment effectiveness, as well as discuss cross-system communication and collaboration, as well as provide contact information for other national resources.
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