Teaming Tools

Child and Family Teaming:  This curriculum is designed as a conjoint training for child welfare and behavioral health practitioners, and partners from child- and family-serving agencies.  It is comprised of two 3.5-hour modules that each include role plays for skill practice. After the new Medi-Cal Manual is issued by DHCS/CDSS, the curriculum will be revised as needed.

If you have any questions or recommendations, contact Phyllis Jeroslow,

Trainer's Guides

Trainee's Guides


Understanding Child and Family Team Meetings.  This one-day training provides an overview of Child and Family Team Meetings, with demonstration of a meeting and practice opportunities.  The training is designed to increase understanding about successful team engagement, shared agreements, and the basic skills involved in facilitating meetings.  Courtesy, Public Child Welfare Training Academy, Academy for Professional Excellence, San Diego State University.

Strength-Based Teaming: Achieving Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being.  In this two-day training for social workers, participants will learn the steps and skills that produce successful team outcomes. Accompanied by a one-day training, "Teaming for Supervisors: Key Points for Supporting & Coaching CSWs."  Courtesy California State University, Los Angeles Center on Child Welfare.

The Concept of the Child and Family Team (CFT) Within the Core Practice Model (CPM).  A concise two-page explanation of the child and family team as operationalized in the Core Practice Model, with comparison to the multi-disciplinary model. Provided courtesy of Beverly Abbott and Pat Jordan, CFPIC.

A series of documents regarding the Child and Family Team were prepared by the County of San Diego workgroup for staff, families and other teaming partners:

The Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice offered a series of workshops to support implementation of the Core Practice Model in each region between February and April of 2014. A powerpoint presentation and  handouts for activities are available.