Training for Community Partners
No single agency has the ability to provide all the services and supports needed by vulnerable children, youth, and families. Recent improvements in the delivery of child welfare services have shown that agencies need to engage and involve community partners from other child-serving systems to achieve the outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth in the child welfare system. The following webpages offer training curricula and materials written for community partners to help them become more familiar with the child welfare system and the overlapping issues affecting each system.
- Citizen review and foster care review boards
- Domestic violence
- Early childhood and child care
- Juvenile justice
- Law enforcement
- Mental health
- Substance abuse
Community Tool Box
University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development
Provides training on topics related to community health and development, including step-by-step instruction, examples, checklists, and "plan the work" toolkits.
Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Training Program
University of Michigan School of Social Work (2004)
Provides training on substance use, interpersonal violence, and mental illness to child welfare managers, supervisors, and caseworkers, as well as community-based professionals from related fields.
Caring for the Abuse Affected Child and Family: Facilitator's Guide for Service Providers
Maine Child Welfare Training Institute (2004)
Trains professionals in the areas of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and early childhood education to work collaboratively to provide an integrated delivery system to children and families.
Interdisciplinary Training for Child Protective Service Workers and Community-Based Providers
Jones, Packard, Hohman, & Fong (2000)
Discusses a training addressing the collaboration of domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health professionals.
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