Training - Crucial Skills for Interviewing in Grand Junction on March 27th

The ability to connect with children, youth and families in a manner that encourages genuine sharing is crucial to your successful child welfare practice. How you obtain information profoundly affects cocreating successful outcomes with families.
In this three-part course, you’ll develop your interviewing techniques and take your aptitude for facilitating authentic engagement with families to the next level. Building directly on your practice simulation experience from the caseworker Fundamentals series, this course will enhance your self-awareness and grow your ability to build trust and relationships with children, youth, and families.

This course contains three essential parts, completed over the course of a few weeks:​​

Part 1: Web-Based Training: Interview, Shadow, and Self-Assess (2.5 hours)
Using a quick Web-based training to guide you, you’ll coordinate a time for your supervisor to shadow you as you complete an interview with a family. Afterward, through meaningful dialogue and an assessment process, you and your supervisor will reflect on the interview and then identify skills for you to focus on developing in the classroom.

Part 2: Web-Based Training: Foundational Information (2 hours)
Next, you’ll complete the second Web-based training in this series. It provides foundational information essential for successful in-classroom practice and course completion.

Part 3: Classroom Session (3 days, 19.5 hours)
Using the goals cocreated by you and your supervisor during Part 1 and building on the Web-based training material from Part 2, you’ll continue to develop your interviewing skills with the guidance of an experienced facilitator. You’ll conclude the classroom session with an interview do-over using your enhanced knowledge and skills.
Your supervisor gets training hours too! Upon your successful completion of this course, your supervisor is eligible to receive training hours for their contribution to your success. Your supervisor will receive a certificate of completion, which they can submit online through the CWTS Training Log to receive training hours.

Come to CSI ready to delve into maximizing family interviews. You’ll leave with greater insight and the ability to integrate multiple interviewing techniques into your daily casework practice.

Course Timeline:
• 4+ Weeks Prior to Class 
o Register. Both Part 1 and Part 2 WBTs are ready for you to begin. 
• 3 Weeks Prior to Class 
o Complete Part 1 WBT and its associated activities. Part 1’s final activity must be emailed to the instructor. 
• 1 Week Prior to Class 
o Complete Part 2 WBT and its associated activities. 
• The Week of Class 
o Attend the Part 3 classroom portion. Come prepared with identified activities from the previous Part 1 and 2 WBTs.
Your Total Training Hours: 24

IMPORTANT: Your success in this course is dependent on your supervisor’s commitment and timely support in observing a home visit and completing your self-assessment with you. You must discuss these requirements with your supervisor and get their agreement to support you throughout this course before you register.

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