As an educational program coordinator at the UNH Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare [CPE], a training contract with DCYF, I have seen a number of activities and initiatives related to the PIP. Many of these have had a direct impact on the work that I do. For example, PIP-related trainings that my colleagues at CPE and I have helped coordinate include Solution Based Casework and Solution Based Family Meetings. Similarly, my work on curriculum development and updates are meant to integrate Solution Based Casework and engagement strategies into the trainings offered
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 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!
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.
CPE offers online access to a list of our Resource Library holdings through the CPE website. You can request these materials by phone or email. This service is different from the links to the online publications available through the Child Welfare Information Gateway that we offer in each edition of the Excellence in Training Quarterly.
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 monthly 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.
As juvenile justice professionals, we all have a desire to remain current and knowledgeable about factors that impact our work. There are a number of websites that contain links to publications related to juvenile justice.
Each month, UNH CPE will use this space to provide an access point to these resources.