Welcome to the Blackboard Training Bulletin! In an effort to make a wider variety of training more available to staff, CPE is pleased to announce a number of improvements to the online training offerings. Among the changes you may notice are a simplified format and a 10 question knowledge check that should be printed out, completed, and returned via interoffice mail or fax to CPE in order to receive training credit. In addition, you can now self-enroll in Blackboard trainings, so they are all now available for you to learn at your convenience 24/7.
To access a training follow these steps:
- Login to MyCPE Blackboard with your username and password
- Click on the Courses tab at the top of the screen
- If you've already enrolled in a training, you will see it in the course list in the column on the left
- If you haven't enrolled in a training, or if you wish to see what other courses might be available, click the Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare option under the Course Catalog column on the right
- Next, you'll hover your cursor over the course in which you're interested and click the options menu button (it's a button that will appear after the Course ID of the highlighted course. It looks like a circle with a small arrow pointing downwards). The Course ID column will be on the left side of your screen.
- Click Enroll from the dropdown menu that appears
- The course should now appear in the Course List column you'll see when you click the Courses tab at the top of your screen
In addition to the courses described in previous editions of the newsletter, CPE has added the following new online courses.
- CPE 1775: Burns in Pediatric Abuse
- CPE 1861: Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare
- CPE 1882: Introduction to Infant Mental Health
CPE 1775: Burns in Pediatric Abuse: This course provides information about the most common types of burns experienced by children. It discusses ways in which a burn's appearance can be read to determine how the burn occurred in the context of child abuse and neglect. This training also includes an overview of the role of child welfare in responding to pediatric burns. This training is provided by the National Children's Advocacy Center.
CPE 1861: Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare: Father engagement is an important yet underdeveloped aspect of child welfare work. Both in the U.S. and internationally, child welfare work has traditionally focused on the mother-child dyad. This module aims to underscore the importance of father engagement by presenting research findings on this topic from studies involving child welfare practitioners and fathers. Father engagement and involvement as a prevention framework for child welfare agencies and systems is also presented, as is new global research on strategies for engaging fathers. This training is provided by the University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.
CPE 1882: Introduction to Infant Mental Health: This module includes a discussion of infant mental health and how it develops. Some main principles of infant mental health are revealed along with ways in which they can be incorporated into child welfare.