Child Welfare Academy Webinars

Webinars are a great way to participate in professional education without leaving the comfort of your home or office. You won't have to fight traffic, find a parking space, or walk through campus to find the building and classroom. All you need is a computer, a phone, and a quiet area and you can join us for an interactive discussion about topics that are important to you and your work.

The following webinars are open for registration. Click on the titles to view descriptions and to register. Remember, we are now using the CWA LearnCenter. If you have not created a profile already, please create this before attempting to register for the webinar.


UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS
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Talking the Talk: Protecting Foster Youth from the Dangers of Sexting and Social Media
October 25, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | 1.5 CEUs
Presenters: Vanessa Geffrard and Lindsay Roemer, Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Facebook? Snapchat? Tinder? There are so many forms of social media that it can be hard as a child welfare worker or resource parent to keep up. This webinar will share information about the various modes of social media and how they can potentially involve and harm foster youth. Participants will learn about the state laws related to sexting and will explore strategies for educating youth and resource parents about internet safety.
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How to Locate Current Child Welfare Policy
November 16, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | 1.5 CEUs
Presenter: Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Many front line child welfare workers do not feel fully informed about the current state level policies, statutes, and regulations that guide child welfare practice. Yet, they are ultimately held accountable for understanding and adhering to these standards. This webinar will provide an overview of strategies for identifying and locating critical policy and legal sources to inform daily child welfare practice.
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Viewing Early Childhood Challenging Behaviors Through a Trauma-Informed Lens
December 4, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | 1.5 CEUs
Presenter: Kyla Liggett-Creel, MSW, University of Maryland School of Social Work

The experience of trauma in early childhood can have significant impact on brain development and functioning across multiple domains. Frequently, the challenging behaviors that children exhibit are actually symptoms of trauma and learned methods of coping. This webinar will teach participants how to evaluate, reframe, and appropriately address early childhood challenging behaviors through a trauma-informed lens.
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RECORDED WEBINARS
Recorded Webinar: Sustaining Maryland’s Dual Track CPS System
October/November 2014 | 1.5 hours | View Recording
After the launch and implementation of any new approach, such as Maryland's Dual-Track CPS System, changes occur in the environment in which the approach functions and new challenges arise. Often we make the assumption that new roles and activities associated with the new approach are maintained over time...without any accommodations for that which may impact these roles and activities. Planning for and assessing sustainability allows you to clarify where you are and where you want to go, develop strategies for long-term success and benchmarks to measure progress, demonstrate to partners, funders and stakeholders the value of your work and to bring new individuals and entities on board to energize existing relationships and sustain momentum. This forum will provide participants with an opportunity to better understand (1) sustainability and its relevance to the Maryland Dual-Track CPS System, (2) Maryland's plan and process for assessing the dual-track CPS system, and (3) specific applications to make this work relevant and beneficial to your agency and its practices within the dual-track CPS System.

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Handout-Sustaining MD's Dual Track CPS System
Handout-2014-Sustainability Timeline
Handout-MD Sustainability Assessment


PAST WEBINARS
From the Classroom to the Field: Transfer of Learning in Child Welfare
June 4, 2015 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | 1.5 CEUs

Presented by Jennifer Kelman, PhD, Director, Child Welfare Academy
Primary Target Audience: Caseworkers, Supervisors and Administrators

Transfer of learning refers to the application of knowledge, attitudes and skills gained in a training setting to actual practice in the field. Unfortunately, learning that occurs in the classroom does not always translate to performance on the job, leaving workers and supervisors feeling frustrated. This webinar will provide a foundation and framework for understanding transfer of learning principles and practices. Participant, training, and organizational factors that both support and potentially limit transfer of learning in child welfare will be examined.
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Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Work Study Program
December 16, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 0 CEUs

Presented by Linda Carr, DHR-Human Resource Development & Training (HRDT); Deenna Greene, DHR-Human Resource Development & Training (HRDT); Denise Conway, DHR-Social Services Administration (SSA)

Primary Target Audience: Child Welfare Workers interested in participating in the Title IV-E Program

If you are currently pursuing or considering an MSW degree and are interested in coursework to prepare you for a career in public child welfare, consider participating in the recruitment webinar. All current DHR employees with at least one year of State service and at least a “Satisfactory” PEP rating are eligible to apply. Potential participants must be enrolled or applying to an MSW program with a child welfare concentration at one of the three consortium universities:
-Morgan State University
-Salisbury University
-University of Maryland, Baltimore

Handouts