Advanced Training Opportunities

 

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 course is intended for JPPO III's& IVs, CPSW's with 1 year at the Division, and SYSC staff with 1 year with the Division. 

You need to be approved by your supervisor to be a Certified Mentor in your office to register!

This course will take place on May 20, 2024 from 9 am - 12 pm at Dolloff in Concord, 3rd Floor.

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Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management and the CANS:
A Framework for Person-Centered & Trauma Informed Care

Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) facilitates the understanding of the needs and strengths of the people we serve, it brings to bear effective interventions that will help change lives. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is the strategy by which TCOM happens. The Person-Centered and Trauma Informed workshop focuses on best practice strategies for interacting with children and families for CANS assessors. This workshop gives CANS assessors a better understanding of how to collaborate with children and families during the information gathering and action planning phases of their work.

This mandatory in-person training is intended for JPPOs and JJ Supervisors.

Please select one session when registering:

  • April 16th (9am - 4pm) SYSC Chapel, Manchester
  • May 1st (9am - 4pm) SYSC Chapel, Manchester
  • May 14th (9am - 4pm) Dolloff Building, Concord

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Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management and the CANS:
Exploring Non-Conscious Bias and Cultural Curiosity in Our Work

Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) facilitates the understanding of the needs and strengths of the people we served, it brings to bear effective interventions that will help change lives. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is the strategy by which TCOM happens. The Non-Conscious Bias and Cultural Curiosity workshop focuses on the impact of non-conscious bias and how it may affect our everyday work. It also dives into the importance of being cultural curious in our interactions with children and families when it comes to gathering information from the assessment process.

This mandatory in-person training is intended for JPPOs and JJ Supervisors.

Please select one session when registering:

  • April 17th (9am-4pm) SYSC Chapel, Manchester
  • April 30th (9am-4pm) SYSC Chapel, Manchester
  • May 15th (9am-4pm) Dolloff Building, Concord

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Available Now In Cornerstone!!

To register for the following courses in Cornerstone, visit https://dhhs.csod.com/login/render.aspx?id=defaultclp

  1. When searching for an advanced training, type in the course name in the Learning Search and hit Enter.
  2. You will be provided with any available item with that topic. To complete the full course and receive training credit, choose the one indicating Curriculum.

Child in Need of Services (CHINS)

This self-guided training will take approximately 3 hours to complete and provides a broad overview of the CHINS (Child in Need of Services) process, its potential impacts, and the necessary steps needed to initiate CHINS proceedings.  This training includes connections to trends in the juvenile justice system, the importance and impacts of early tiered interventions, and how CHINS is one part of a complex system of supports. 

This self-guided training is intended for CPSWs and JPPOs.

Safe Sleep

This 2-hour self-led course is designed for DCYF workers to learn about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), and safe sleep practices. This course includes explorations of behaviors that increase and decrease the risk of SIDS, common misunderstandings, addressing and documenting unsafe sleep practices during home visits, and working with caregivers to reduce the risk of SIDS and SUID.

 This self-guided training is intended for CPSWs and JPPOs.

Best Interest Determination (BID)

The Best Interest Determination (BID) meeting is a collaborative effort to ensure a child or youth's best interest when moved into placement. Participants will discover the necessity of educational stability during their transition to foster/kinship care. This course will provide learners with the background and strategies to successfully advocate for the educational best interest of a child or youth.  

This self-guided training is intended for CPSWs and JPPOs.

Family Facilitated Human Trafficking

Family Facilitated Human Trafficking provides learners with an introduction to familial human trafficking and an understanding of its variability in presentation. Common misconceptions and unconscious bias will be explored with emphasis placed on how these may contribute to challenges in identifying and prosecuting family facilitated human trafficking cases. In addition, this course identifies the victimology of sex trafficking and the unique characteristics and challenges presented by family facilitated human trafficking, including common roadblocks to identification and the importance of best practices when screening youth.

This self-guided training is intended for all DCYF staff.

Managing and Balancing Priorities

In this course, participants will explore the unique benefits and challenges of time management in the DCYF work environment. Participants will review their current physical work environments, current time management challenges, and explore strategies and tools for decreasing distractions and improving productivity. Special emphasis will be placed on self-care in social services professions and its effects on professional longevity. 

This self-guided training is intended for all DCYF staff.


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.