Summer 2013

CPE Training Liaison Assignment Changes

After 2 years with CPE, Ben Martin, the training liaison for Claremont, Concord, Laconia, and Seacoast DO's, is leaving New Hampshire for new adventures.  Martin has been grateful for the opportunity to work with professionals dedicated to improving the lives of New Hampshire's children, youth, and families.

Until a new CPE team member is hired, which will likely happen in January/February 2014, existing CPE staff will cover Martin's DO assignments.  The temporary liaison assignments are as follows:

Claremont: Misty Kennedy

Concord: Derek Luke

Request for Content

We'd love to hear from you!  Is there a topic related to practice or training that you'd like us to address?  Or even better - would you like to share your own expertise with your colleagues in upcoming issues of the CPE Excellence in Training Quarterly?  Perhaps you have experience with a subject or you've done some research that could make a difference in the lives of childre, youth, and families across the state.  Don't keep it to yourself!

Are You In Compliance With Your Training Hour Requirement?

Are you a worker who would like to see how many training hours you have or check to see if you have submitted an action plan for a recent training that you attended?  Are you a supervisor who would like to verify the number of training hours for a worker's upcoming performance review?  Are you an administrator who would like to see which offices are in compliance with the training hour requirement and which ones are not?  CPE is here to help!

Blackboard Online Courses Training Bulletin

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.

UNH Research Connection

The Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare is a part of the University of New Hampshire's Social Work department.  One of the benefits of CPE's affiliation with UNH is our ability to draw upon and share the faculty's research with DCYF.  CPE is proud to be able to dedicate this space to spotlighting faculty publications of interest to child welfare and juvenile justice professionals.  

Your Link to Child Welfare Publications

As child welfare professionals, we all have a desire to remain current and knowledgable about factors that impact our work.  The Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides monthlys lists of publications that pertain to a variety of topics of interest to the child welfare field.  These publications include both books and articles and some are linked directly to PDF versions.