A season of adoption learning

September 2, 2020

This year is an exciting time for those who wish to learn more about adoption in Colorado. Beginning on September 9, the Learning and Development team is offering six 1.5 hour courses for caseworkers and supervisors on all things adoption in the last quarter of 2020. Courses will be taught online by Learning and Development Specialist Shawn Carpenter and most will have two sessions to choose from.

Click here to enroll and register through the Child Welfare Training System. 

Course Offerings

The Art of Negotiation

September 9, 2020, 10:00 AM and October 28, 2020, 1:00 PM 

This course is aimed at developing caseworker and supervisor strengths and tool kits in negotiating adoption subsidies. Caseworkers and supervisors will have a greater understanding of how to prepare for adoption subsidy negotiations and feel increased confidence in achieving the best outcomes for children and families.

Driving Adoption through CARR Registration

September 16, 2020, 1:00 PM, November 4, 2020, 10:00 AM

This course will help caseworkers and supervisors understand CARR. Why do we do CARR and what is an exclusion? Learners will leave with a better understanding of what they need to write a successful adoption in CARR.

Child and Family Study 

September 23 2020, 10:00 AM, November 12 2020, 1:00 PM

As a requirement for all adoption cases, Child and Family Studies are a historical account of a child’s life. Learners will better understand how to write a Child and Family Study and have greater confidence in giving an oral presentation of a child’s history to the family.

Crossing State Lines with ICAMA

September 30 2020, 1:00 PM 

This course will cover the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance. Learners will gain a history of ICAMA and how it benefits and supports children and families in getting needed resources.

The Volume of Adoption 

October 7 2020, 1:00 PM, November 25 2020, 1:00 PM

Volume 7 is evolving and changing. This course will discuss Colorado adoption practice history, from its origins to its evolution into today’s practice. Caseworkers and supervisors will leave this course with the full picture of how they fit into adoption rule.

Supervising to Adoption

October 14 2020, 1:00 PM, December 2 2020, 1:00 PM

This course for leaders in adoption practice will help learners balance compliance with compassion for adoption work and practice. Adoption leaders will walk away with a greater sense of how to support workers through an adoption practice and feel rooted in their knowledge of adoption rule.

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