Toolkit for Child Welfare Trainers
Find tools, activities, and other tips that may be useful to professionals who deliver training in a variety of environments.
Peer Training Network
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Provides resources and opportunities for child welfare training staff to connect, share ideas and resources, and engage in timely discussions on various child welfare training topics.
National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA)
Builds professional and organizational capacity in the human services through a national network of membership sharing ideas and resources on organizational development, staff development, and training. Offers resources that include the Professional Development Institute and links to NSDTA chapters.
Activity Guide: A Tool for Beginning Child Welfare Caseworkers
Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership
Provides guided learning opportunities on a number of topics for caseworkers during their first year of service; includes assignments, handouts, and other materials.
Assessment in Social Work: A Guide for Learning and Teaching
Social Care Institute for Excellence (2007)
Examines aspects of assessment in social work and considers approaches to teaching and learning assessment.
Child Welfare Training Toolkit: Helping Child Welfare Workers Support Families With Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (2010)
Contains six training modules that provide basic knowledge on substance abuse and mental health problems and interventions, motivate and facilitate cross-systems work, and facilitate cultural competency in child welfare practice.
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.
So You Want to Be a Trainer?: Self Assessment: Your Interests, Values and Skills (Word - 130 KB)
California Social Work Education Center (2007)
Helps potential trainers determine if their interests and values match closely with the training profession and if their current skills lend themselves to further application and growth as a child welfare trainer.
Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (2010)
Provides a list of qualities and skills Ohio trainers should possess or seek to develop, such as the ability to adapt to various situations, manage group dynamics, and develop or adapt a curriculum.
Training, Development, and Human Resources: Systems of Care Toolkit
National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care
Defines the roles of training, development, and human resources in systems of care; presents activities and resources for four development phases: pre-planning, planning, implementation, and continuous quality improvement; provides examples from the field; and more.
Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide (PDF - 1618 KB)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention (2010)
Helps practitioners develop, implement, and tailor trainings to different groups of professionals, and includes information on process and outcome evaluation.
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