Advanced Training Opportunities

Safety Plan Refresher

Safety Planning emphasizes the importance of a CPSW assessing for danger relevant to all children in the home during their involvement with the family.  When the danger has been identified, the use of a safety plan must be considered and implemented if appropriate.   During this course, you will learn what needs to be included within a safety plan, the steps needed to identify a safety network, and when to end a safety plan.  Additionally, participants will be able to practice their safety planning skills by being provided with scenarios involving mental health, intimate partner violence (IPV), as well as substance abuse, and will develop safety plans of their own that will be shared with the instructors.

This in person training, on March 11th from 9 am - noon is intended for CPSWs and is optional.

register for safety plan refresher


Mentor Certification Program

This training is intended to support the Field Training Specialist (CPS), Facility Training Specialist (SYSC), or Field Training Officer (JJ), in understanding the concepts, benefits, expectations, and the implementation of supporting new staff at NH DCYF. Training Specialists/Officers are intended to assist the new staff members in understanding the functions of their role and the environment in which they will perform their duties and is guided by applicable policies. The Training Specialist Program is intended to help develop a trusting relationship between the Training Specialist and the new staff to support growth and learning as well as assisting with building new staff confidence to best support the mission of NH DCYF.  

This in person training, on February 20th from 9 am - 12 pm, is for all JPPO III's, CPSWs with one year at the Division, and SYSC staff with one year at the Division.

You need approval from your supervisor to be a Certified Mentor in your office in order to register for the upcoming Mentor Certification Program

Select the link below to register for this session:

register for 2/20 from 9a - 12p    


 

Family First Prevention and Service Array

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law in February 2018. Its purpose was to turn the focus of the child welfare system toward keeping children safely with their families. To increase the number of children who can remain safely at home with their families, the law provides families with greater access to mental health services, substance use treatment, and/or parenting skills courses.

This training is for all CPSWs and JPPOs in a self-paced, online format. This training will help participants expand their understanding of the FFPSA and how it impacts their work. Special emphasis is placed on explaining the residential levels of care and when a CAT and a universal referral are completed. Additionally, participants learn the purpose of a prevention plan and how to correctly document in DCYF's Information System. 

This is an online self-guided training available via Moodle for CPSWs and JPPOs. 

Click on the link below to go to the course: *You will be prompted to self-register.

self-rEGISTER FOR course   

If you are already logged into Moodle, you will need to go to: 

Home > DCYF Staff Ongoing Professional Development > A Primer of Foster/Kinship Caregivers for DCYF Staff > and it will prompt you to self-register. 

For questions, please email info.cwep@unh.edu 


NH Court Protocols Relative to Abuse and Neglect Cases and Permanency Planning

In this online training, CPSWs will be able to view Judge Ashley’s recorded presentation and the 12/1/2023 recorded panel discussion regarding the NH Court Protocols Relative to Abuse and Neglect Cases and Permanency Planning. The panel discussion provided particular emphasis on the ‘Desk Cards’ that were drafted by the panel members to bring together the law, the protocols, and DCYF practice and procedure on various chapters of the protocols. This training also includes the electronic versions of all materials and resources described in both recordings. If you have not yet, please see your supervisor about receiving your very own binder of the Protocols, as well as laminated flowcharts, and a laminated packet of the ‘Desk cards.’

This training is required for all CPSWsThis is an online self-guided training available via Moodle. *Please complete this online training before 2/1/2024.

Click on the link below to go to the course: *You will be prompted to self-register.

self-rEGISTER FOR course 

If you are already logged into Moodle, you will need to go to: 

Home > DCYF Staff Ongoing Professional Development > Protocols Relative to Abuse and Neglect Cases and Permanency Planning (2023) Training for CPSWs > and it will prompt you to self-register. 

For questions, please email info.cwep@unh.edu 


A Primer of Foster/Kinship Caregivers for DCYF Staff

The process of becoming a foster or kinship caregiver requires familiarity with various systems, knowledge of children and families who come into care, understanding of the impact of abuse and neglect, and the willingness to care for and participate in ongoing training. This module introduces foster family and kinship care and will discuss what is involved in the process and the impact on individual families. 

This is an online self-guided training available via Moodle. Click on the link below to go to the course: *You will be prompted to self-register.

self-rEGISTER FOR course 

If you are already logged into Moodle, you will need to go to: 

Home > DCYF Staff Ongoing Professional Development > A Primer of Foster/Kinship Caregivers for DCYF Staff > and it will prompt you to self-register. 

For questions, please email info.cwep@unh.edu 


DCYF Staff Advanced/Ongoing Training NO Credit Resources

The following courses are located in Moodle as Resources only and are not credit bearing.

Learn More about DCYF Ongoing Training NO Credit Resources

  • 6 Core Strategies for Residential: Promoting Therapeutic Environments and Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Treatment Settings
  • Field Reversals
  • ADA Communication Toolkit
  • Youth in Court
  • Temporary Youth Cottage

If you are interested in Core Academy courses (for informational purposes only) you may review any of the courses you may do so by logging into Moodle as a guest. Keep in mind, these courses bear no credit and will not be added to your Bridges record. Instructions on how to view a course as a guest, click here.


Other CWEP Professional Development Opportunities are Available Now! 

To register for the courses below, click on the links below to take you to the calendar page and registration links.

Caregiver Ongoing Training (COT) ~ Classes for all licensed caregivers, CASA volunteers, family violence prevention specialists, State staff, and more.  Participating in training hand-in-hand with the caregivers you are working with is a win/win, helping you assist them with the challenges they are working through.