Training Opportunities: Differential Response and Parents Use Substances

Partnering With Families in Differential Response

So you’ve taken the one-day FAR Process course and grown your understanding of each step of the FAR process—now what?

Dig into a deepened and enhanced set of social work practices in Partnering With Families in Differential Response!

In this highly interactive two-day course, you’ll explore how to apply the social work practices of the Colorado DR Model to build authentic partnerships with families, focusing on engagement and critical thinking. You’ll leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to partner with families in a DR system.

Learners receive 13 training credit hours for completing this course.

Next offering:  December 7/8, 2017 at the Northeast RTC.

Visit the Child Welfare Training website >Explore Courses & Register > look for Partnering With Families in Differential Responseto register for this class.


When Parents Use Substances

What is the point at which a parent who uses or abuses substances creates an unsafe environment for a child? How can you build a consistent, best-practice response when working with families affected by substance use?

The answers to these questions are nuanced and multifaceted. The course Building Safety When Parents Use Substances will give you the tools you need AND provide you the opportunity to consider the impacts of substance use on child welfare practice—from screening to assessment to an ongoing case.

In this interactive course, you’ll get familiar with the dynamics of and differences between

  • substance use
  • substance abuse, and
  • addiction.

You’ll leave informed and equipped to enhance safety-building practices with families when substance use is a factor.

Learners receive 6.5 training credit hours for completing this classroom course. Please note that The Substance Use Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces WBT is a prerequisite for this course.

If you’re a caseworker with less than two years’ experience, this course is for you! If you’re a more experienced caseworker or supervisor, you may be ready for another course: Enhancing Practice With Families Impacted by Substance Use.

Register for this class 

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