Training, Coaching, and Transfer of Learning (TOL) Tools


The resources on this page are intended to provide additional information about Family Finding and Engagement (FFE).  Perhaps you’ll find something within these resources that can be used as content for a training in your county or region.  If you desire to use the materials on this page for anything other than for the purpose of listening and learning, please contact the original owner for permission to use some/all of the content.


The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP) developed this course, Family Search and Engagement, to help social workers and supervisors learn about Family Search and Engagement (Family Finding and Engagement) by introducing basic concepts and application of skills. 

The National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness offers an online course entitled, Relatives Matter: Meeting Child Welfare System Mandates to Locate and Notice Family.  The course is publicly available and is free.  Two continuing education units are available through the BBS.  Users will need to set up a new account before taking the course.  The course will take two hours to complete.      


  1. The National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness (NIPFC) held the Family Finding Webinar on August 15, 2013.  It includes a discussion about:
    1. Current research about family finding
    2. Identify lessons learned
    3. Application of FFE to practice
  1. The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) has held a number of webinars: