New Child Welfare Training Opportunities

Counteract ACEs and Strengthen Protective Factors

Many of us have heard “What’s your ACE score?” or “That’s a high score.” But what does this really mean for families?

Take the new course ACEs: More Than a Score to deepen your knowledge on both adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and protective factors. You’ll explore how to go beyond an ACE score to support children and families, and you’ll gain tips and techniques for building resiliency and protective factors in families.

Learners earn 6.5 credit hours for completing this classroom learning experience.

Visit our website to register for this class or others.

The Birds & Bees Demystified

“The talk” just got easier!

Talking about sexual development and sexuality doesn’t have to be awkward or difficult! Take the new course The Birds, the Bees, and the Stork to build your comfort in approaching this topic with the families that you serve.

Join us for this one-day course and gain an increased understanding of healthy sexual development, developmentally expected behaviors, and concerning behaviors. You’ll leave with new confidence in how to create healthy boundaries and promote healthy sexual development, and you’ll be prepared to model these conversations with children, youth, and caregivers.

Learners earn 6.5 credit hours for completing this classroom learning experience.

Visit our website to register for this class or others.

From Paraphernalia to Parental Capacity—Take your substance-use knowledge to the next level

Are you comfortable identifying if a person is under the influence?

Can you explain with confidence what a drug test reveals—and the complications of interpreting test results?

How do you know if a family is accessing the right level of treatment at the right time?

Join the new ECHO series In Depth With Substance Use and Families to explore these topics and advance your understanding of how substance use in a family intersects with child welfare practice.

The breadth of topics ranges from distinguishing fact from myth when it comes to medication-assisted treatment to assessing and ensuring parental capacity at the various decision points in a child welfare case. You’ll leave the series connected with experts in the field—and your peers—and you’ll feel more confident engaging with families when substance use is involved.

Please note that The Substance Use Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces WBT is a prerequisite for this ECHO series.

Learners receive 6 training credit hours for completing this learning experience.

Visit our website to register for this class or others.

New to ECHO learning experiences? Read more about them here.

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