Sample course delivvery

Sample Course Delivery & Schedule

Courses are designed to be delivered in-person, but some content may be provided to complete online prior or after a live meeting, depending on the certificate track. The tentative training schedule through 2023 is outlined below.


  • Foundations in Child Welfare: Family Engagement
  • Foundations in Child Welfare: Developmental Stages
  • Foundations in Child Welfare: Multigenerational Trauma
  • Foundations in Child Welfare: Social Justice
  • 9AM – 10AM – Structural Racism Part 1: Structural Racism in the Child Protection System—The History and Today
  • 10AM – 11AM – Structural Racism Part 2: The Impact of Systemic Structural Racism on Families in the Child Protection System
  • 11AM – 12PM – Structural Racism Part 3: Challenging Structural Racism in Your Day-to-Day Work and Interviewing Families to Reach Across Differences
  • 12PM – 1PM – Lunch
  • 1PM – 2:30PM  Social Work Practice Standards
  • 2:30PM – 5PM – The 5 Principles of Socially Just Child Protection Practice 

Day 2 - Social Work Certificate in Child Welfare Services

  • Beyond ACES: Building Resilience in Child Welfare Work
  • Trauma-Informed Care: I’ve heard it all before, but what does it really mean for my practice?
  • Relational Health and Early Life Experiences: Understanding Attachment and Applying it to Child Welfare Work
  • 9AM – 12PM – Developmental Trauma Among Children and Their Parents: Interacting with Clients with Understanding and Empathy
  • 12PM – 1PM – Lunch
  • 1PM – 3PM – Connections for a Lifetime: Creating and Maintaining Relationships for Children in Foster Care
  • 3PM – 5PM – Living Your Values to Improve your Skills in Child Welfare Work (Values, Shame, and Shame Resilience)

Day 3 - Social Work Certificate in Child Protection Services

  • 9AM – 10AM – Engagement – Interviewing to Grow Partnerships with Families
  • 10AM – 11AM – Assessment – Interviewing to Gather Rigorous and Balanced Information
  • 11AM – 12PM – Teaming – Interviewing to Build Child and Family Networks
  • 12PM – 1PM – Lunch
  • 1PM – 3PM – Planning and Intervening – Interviewing to Co-Create Rigorous Plans with Families
  • 3PM – 5PM – Monitoring and Refining – Interviewing to Improve and Sustain Plans
  • Family Systems Theory: Beyond the Basics. Understanding family systems to build child safety, permanency, and wellbeing
  • Keeping Children at the Center of Child Protection Work
  • Interviewing Collaterals for Rigorous and Balanced Information
  • Professional Dangerousness in Child Protection: Thinking Errors and How to Avoid Them
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