Workforce Training Schedule_June 2024

Training Locations

Regions 1/2 Training Hub: 316 W. Boone, Suite 180, Spokane

Regions 3/4 Training Hub: 4045 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 

Regions 5/6 Training Hub: 6860 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater 

Advanced Microaggressions for Supervisors: Guiding Staff Through Cultural Conflict

In this workshop supervisors and managers will develop their skills for engaging across culture when tension exists.  Together we will explore Intent vs. Impact, how implicit bias can affect their decision making in determining outcomes and unpack dynamics between employees when conflict exists.  Participants will learn how best to approach tense situations through role playing, video, and small and large group discussion.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3
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Child Protective Services In-Service

This three day in-service will describe the two different CPS pathways, Family Assessment Response (FAR) and Investigations. Participants will be asked to review several examples of CPS intakes and the information in the course will be presented through using these case examples. 
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5, 12 and 19
Tumwater DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12, 13 and 14
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Domestic Violence in Child Welfare
In this course, you’ll learn more about the policy and legal guidance for child welfare work with families experiencing domestic violence. More importantly, you’ll learn the best practices for this work and get to practice applying these best practices.
Tri-Cities DCYF: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 20 and 21
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Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children for Workforce
This course will help workers who do ongoing work with adolescents in the child welfare system identify youth who are at risk for or are being commercially sexually exploited. The training will provide a framework for understanding this issue that greatly impacts adolescents in the child welfare system, as well as for understanding the basic social work practices that support helping these youth reach positive outcomes.
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. June 5, 6 and 7
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Impacts of Parental Mental Health on Child Safety
Participants will be engaged to consider their own thoughts, beliefs, and biases about mental illness; understand basic definitions associated with parental mental illness and child safety; and identify family assessment strategies that can focus on the intersection between parental mental illness and child safety.
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. June 4 and 5
Yakima DCYF: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 18
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Indian Child Welfare Policy Training
This course provides key information incorporating changes necessary to comply with Washington State Supreme Court decisions, In re Dependency of Z.J.G. and M.E.J.G. and In re Dependency of G.J.A. The policy training introduces content that sets the stage for applying the revisions to the Indian Child Welfare (ICW) Policies and Procedures throughout practice in Washington State. 
Bremerton: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3
Puyallup DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4
Lakewood DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5
Tacoma DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10
Lakewood DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11
Tacoma DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12
Puyallup DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13
Region 3/4 Training Hub, Delridge: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17
Region 3/4 Training Hub, Delridge: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18
Region 3/4 Training Hub, Delridge: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20
Region 3/4 Training Hub, Delridge: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 21
Region 3/4 Training Hub, Delridge: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24
King East DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24
King West DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25
King Southwest DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25
King Southeast DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26
Martin Luther King Jr. DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27
King Southwest DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27

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Infant Safety: Plan of Safe Care
The Plan of Safe Care is an element of case planning for families with infants born with and affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure, or a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or born to a dependent youth. The focus of this course is to provide opportunities for demonstration, practice, and feedback pertaining to meeting the practice and policy requirements for this component of the Infant Safety Education and Intervention Policy.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 12
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Infant Safety: Period of PURPLE Crying
The Period of PURPLE Crying will provide social workers with an understanding of the importance of assessing for both prolonged crying in infancy and the caregiver’s ability to manage long periods of crying. Emphasis will be placed on safety in terms of the connection between prolonged crying and child abuse/neglect, as well as completion of the Period of PURPLE Crying Training Certification through (if not previously completed).
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 10
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LGBTQIA+ Youth: Guiding the Work for Licensing Staff
In this course, licensing staff will learn to center the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ youth in conversations with licensed providers, both in childcare and out-of-home care systems. You will have the opportunity to look at your own assumptions, biases, and reactions related to LGBTQIA+ youth, as an opportunity to build your confidence in guiding providers through similar processes to prepare them to better serve these youth.
Tumwater DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26
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Permanency for Every Child
The focus of this course is on the role of the CFWS caseworker in achieving permanency for children taking into consideration how safety threats, risk factor and protective factors apply to achieving timely permanency.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24 and 25
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Right Response: Level 3
The RIGHT RESPONSE Level 3 Workshop is primarily prevention training.  This 11-hour certification provides basic skills including prevention, de-escalation, postvention, and physical safety skills. Attendees learn about self-awareness, reflective thinking skills, positive behavior support, basic and advanced de-escalation skills, self-protection, and proactive alternatives which can prevent dangerous incidents and increase safety.
Lynnwood DCYF: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12 and 13
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Secondary Trauma: Impact and Solutions
This course will help those who do ongoing work in the child welfare system with identification of and responses to secondary trauma. The training will increase knowledge and understanding of the levels of secondary trauma, its impact, and how to manage the impact in our environment.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 11
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Suicide Prevention LEARN® Training by Forefront for Workforce
LEARN is a suicide awareness training that helps participants identify and act on signs of suicide. LEARN® is designed to empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival.
1-4 p.m. June 18
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Supporting LGBTQ+ Children, Youth and Families
This course will focus on providing information and engaging in conversation about LGBTQ+ children, youth and families. You will learn about identifying and addressing systemic institutional and personal biases when serving LGBTQ+ children, youth and families. Activities and self-reflection exercises will prepare you to return to your work and create a welcoming, safe and affirming space. Included in this training is updated terminology, resources, and current data/statistics.
Tumwater DCYF: 1-4 p.m. June 4
Region 1/2 Training Hub, Spokane: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 27
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The Autism Basics: Behaviors and Coping Strategies
This comprehensive training aims to provide you with valuable insights and practical strategies to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout their developmental journey.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14
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Trauma Informed Engagement
This course applies lessons from trauma studies to child welfare practice for children, youth, and adults. Participants will discuss practice guidelines crucial to trauma-informed practice in any setting. Participants will learn to distinguish trauma from other adversities and suffering; describe the characteristics, dynamics and effects of trauma; and emphasize the ways in which chronic trauma and complex trauma compromise normal functioning.
Tumwater DCYF: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 13
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25
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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for DCYF
TBRI for DCYF Staff is a foundational level training for DCYF workforce. This introductory training will help you learn the basic approaches of the three TBRI Principles (Connecting, Empowering and Correcting) by engaging participants in group activities and discussions based on real-life scenarios. 
10 a.m.-12 p.m. June 18
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Understanding Bias and Impacts on Engagement
Through a series of interventions and strategies, you will learn how to interrupt unconscious bias and address subtle acts of exclusion. You will develop behaviors that reflect Cultural Competence; engage in discussions about the negative effects of stereotypes, microaggressions, and bias on effective case work; and practice courageous conversations to develop appropriate responses to these issues.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25
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Worker Safety
This mandatory training for social service specialists covers topics including workplace violence related to social work practice; predictors of violent behavior; recognizing escalating behavior; safety in the field; safety precautions in methamphetamine sites; resources and support for worker safety; and working with law enforcement.
Region 3/4 Training Hub, Delridge: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5
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