Fall 2012

How do the PIP and the Practice Model affect you?

The question “How will the Practice Model and PIP influence the daily work of a CPSW, JPPO, YC?” is often raised.  Child Protective Service Workers, Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers, and Youth Counselors work with children, youth, and families every day of their work lives.   The Practice Model’s Beliefs provide overarching philosophies related to the work, while the Practice Model and Program Improvement Plan Strategies provide a framework for practice. 

CPE Welcomes Diane Behrens

In August, CPE was happy to welcome Diane Behrens as the contract's new Program Support Assistant.  Diane has worked with DCYF's training bureau previously as the program support assistant with SDP until 2009.  She is originally from Malden, MA and now lives in Hudson, NH with her dog, Lucy, and cat, Gunther.  She is proud to have 4 grandchildren, ages 6, 9, 16, and 17. In her spare time she enjoys movies and travel and she is an avid Yankee fan.

Bridges Training Module Down Through December

Due to technical issues, the Bridges Training Module is down and will be inaccessible through December.  In the meantime, please email Pam Seufert at either pam.seufert@unh.edu or pjseufert@dhhs.state.nh.us whenever you'd like to register for a training. Ms. Seufert will be happy to manually register you for any training you may need.  Credit for trainings taken during this time will be given after Bridges is repaired.  Thank you for you patience.

CPE Resource Library Available Online

CPE is pleased to announce that we now offer access to a list of our Child Welfare Resource Library holdings through the CPE website!  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.  Rather, these are books, journals, articles, and movies that you can check out from our library in the Dolloff Building in Concord.

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?

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.

Practice Conversations With Maggie: Supervision in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Field Services

Effective leadership places our organization in a better position to achieve positive outcomes for the children, youth, and families we serve. Our work is complex and we need to take opportunities to reflect on our own practice, to learn new or different ways of doing things, and to maximize the sharing of skills and experience so that we see our individual and collective practice strengthening over time.