Judicial Agencies

The Alliance provides trainings and technical assistance for officers of the court and administrative law judges. The courses below can help you understand current practice or gain more insight into the child and family welfare system.

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Available Trainings

Authority to Place (eLearning): Participants will learn the four means by which legal authority to place a child may be granted: law enforcement protective custody, hospital holds, court order, and a voluntary placement agreed to by the child’s legal parents. 

Becoming a Qualified Expert Witness in Support of ICWA (webinar): When considering removal of an Indian child from their home, various perspectives are reviewed, including those of QEWs. They are qualified to testify regarding whether the child’s continued custody by the parent or Indian custodian is likely to result in serious emotional or physical damage to the child. 

Dependency Petition (eLearning): The Dependency Petition eLearning is an interactive and independent learning activity integrating brief legal instruction and practical application/skill building regarding Dependency Petitions. 

Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (webinar): 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.  

Interstate Placements (eLearning): In this course you will learn about the requirements of the Interstate Compact and Placement of Children (ICPC), including both sending children in foster care to other states, and receiving children in foster care from other states. 

Keys to a Successful Termination Referral (eLearning): This training helps social workers understand the legal requirements that must be met in order for a court to terminate a parents’ rights to their children. 

Washington State ICW Training (webinar): In this two-session training, we will follow the flow of a child welfare case and how workers need to incorporate ICWA.  DCYF has revised ICW policies and procedures and attendees will strengthen their foundational base about ICWA and learn about changes in policy and procedure as it applies to ICWA practice in Washington State.

Professionals who interact often with children are obligated to report concerns about abuse or neglect. Learn more about the Alliance’s specialized, in-depth eLearning that will guide you through the process of identifying and documenting those concerns.