Foundation Block Online (eLearning Downloads)

Introduction to Child and Youth Development in Child Welfare

This eLearning module provides an introduction to child and youth development. The content focuses on child/youth ages and stages, developmental milestones, and the identification of red flags related to child welfare practice.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 30 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

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Introduction_to_Child_and_Youth_Development_in_Child_Welfare_v021719

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Released: February 17th, 2019

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Introduction_to_Child_and_Youth_Development_in_Child_Welfare_v3.8.2-020818

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Released: February 8th, 2018

Introduction to Child and Youth Development in Child Welfare v3.8.1-121817

Released: December 18th, 2017

Release Notes:

  • Major UI update.  Migrated from Adobe Captivate to Articulate Storyline
  • Posttest revisions now properly reflect correct or incorrect scores.
  • Removed SPECS Tool slides.
  • Now includes embedded Milestones App developed by PCWTA as a resource.
  • Streamlined content, requires less time to complete (45-60 minutes).

Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice

This eLearning module covers key concepts related to childhood traumatic stress, traumatic responses at developmental stages and chronological ages, and best practices to support healing and recovery of children and youth who have experienced trauma. This is a required prerequisite for the classroom training: Trauma-Informed Practice.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 30 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice v3.5_06.zip

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Released: July 26, 2018


Key Issues in Child Welfare: Substance Use Disorders

This eLearning module focuses on indicators of substance use disorders and relapse, dynamics of substance use and impact on families in a child welfare setting. Complicating factors influence the functioning of family members and may impact child safety, permanency, and well-being. This eLearning is a required prerequisite for the classroom training: Key Issues in Child Welfare: Social Worker as Practitioner. Key Issues in Child Welfare: Substance Use Disorders

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 35 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: Key Issues in Child Welfare: Substance Use Disorders v3.4-122117.zip

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Released: December 21st, 2017

Earlier versions have been deprecated and should no longer be used by any agency aligned with state standards. 


Originally Released: February 1st, 2017

Key Issues in Child Welfare: Intimate Partner Violence

This eLearning module focuses on the definitions of intimate partner violence, dynamics of abuse, and intervention strategies. Complicating factors influence the functioning of family members and may impact child safety, permanency, and well-being. This eLearning is a required prerequisite for the classroom training: Key Issues in Child Welfare: Social Worker as Practitioner.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 45 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: Key Issues in Child Welfare: Intimate Partner Violence v3.4-122117.zip

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Released: December 21st, 2017

Earlier versions have been deprecated and should no longer be used by any agency aligned with state standards. 


Originally Released: February 1st, 2017

Key Issues in Child Welfare: Behavioral Health

This eLearning module focuses on commonly occurring behavioral health diagnoses, levels of treatment and case planning. Complicating factors influence the functioning of family members and may impact child safety, permanency, and well-being. This eLearning is a required prerequisite for the classroom training: Key Issues in Child Welfare: Social Worker as Practitioner.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 60 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: Key Issues in Child Welfare: Behavioral Health v3.4-122117.zip

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Released: December 21st, 2017


Earlier versions have been deprecated and should no longer be used by any agency aligned with state standards. 


Originally Released: February 1st, 2017

Federal and State Child Welfare Laws

This eLearning module provides an overview of laws and regulations specific to children and youth and explores the primary goals of child welfare practice in California. Content includes various California and Federal Laws, legal definitions of maltreatment, reporting laws, and laws regulating children and youth placed in out of home care.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 60 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: Federal and State Child Welfare Laws v3.3.1-100317.zip

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Released: October 6th, 2017


Download: Federal and State Child Welfare Laws v3.2-062017.zip

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Released: July 1st, 2017

  • Typo fixes
  • Updated documentation
  • New slide 3.6 with content addition "Mandated Reporting"

 


Download: Federal and State Child Welfare Laws v3.1-020117.zip

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Released: February 1st, 2017

Legal Procedures

This eLearning module provides an overview of dependency law including the purpose, standard of proof, and time frames for each court hearing, and requirements for providing information to the families about legal proceedings. This is a required prerequisite for the classroom training: Legal Procedures and Responsibilities.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 120 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

Download: Legal Procedures v3.6-093018.zip

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Released: October 2nd, 2018

  • Slide 2.5 California Laws: audio cuts off  (fixed)
  • Slide 4.3 Juvenile Dependency Process Flow chart: audio cuts off when narrator says, “Juvenile” (in last sentence) (fixed)
  • Slide 4.10 Disposition Hearing: Time Frame Layer: text animation not aligned with narration Slide (fixed)


Download: Legal Procedures v3.5-060118.zip

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Released: July 27, 2018

Old Download: Legal Procedures v3.4-021918.zip

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Released: February 19th, 2018

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

This e-learning module provides a brief history and rationale for the creation of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Tribal sovereignty, and the basic provisions of the Act. This is a required prerequisite to the classroom training: ICWA and Working with Native American Families and Tribes.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 45 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

New Download: ICWA Introduction v3.5_060118.zip

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Released: July 27, 2018 

Old Download: ICWA Introduction v3.3-093017.zip

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Released: October 6th, 2017

Documentation Practice and Report Writing

This eLearning module provides tips and best practices for documentation of casework activities including writing case notes, case plans, and court reports.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 60 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: Documentation Practice and Report Writing v3.4-122117.zip

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Released: December 21st, 2017


Download: Documentation Practice and Report Writing v3.3-100617.zip

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Released: October 6th, 2017


Download: Documentation Practice and Report Writing v3.1-020117.zip

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Released: February 1st, 2017

Time and Stress Management

This eLearning module provides information on strategies for managing time within the context of child welfare work, secondary traumatic stress and stress reduction techniques for staff working within a child welfare setting. 

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 60 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: Time and Stress Management v3.3-100317.zip

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Released: October 6th, 2017


Download: Time and Stress Management v3.1-020117.zip

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Released: February 1st, 2017

Social Worker Safety

This eLearning module presents tips for assessing and mitigating danger in the field, avoiding dangerous situations, and how to work safely with families and children.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 45 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

New Download: Social Worker Safety v3.5.060118.zip

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Released: July 27, 2018

Old Download: Social Worker Safety v3.4.1-022618.zip

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Released: February 26th, 2018

Indian Child Welfare Act Review and Expert Witness  200 Level

This eLearning module reviews the basic provisions of ICWA and expands on information of expert witness requirements.

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 35 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

Download: ICWA_Review_v3.1-051717.zip

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Released: May 17th,  2017

Child Welfare Services/ Case Management Systems Outcomes  200 Level

This eLearning module provides an overview of the Federal Child and Family Services Review and federal child welfare outcome measures. Additionally, the course focuses on using data in child welfare practice and the link of child welfare casework with families to outcomes in child welfare.  

The minimum duration for completion of this e-learning is 35 minutes (based on total audio duration), however, online learning is designed to be self-paced.  There are interactions and supplemental material which require additional time for reading that is unique to each participant.  Please ensure that learners are provided with sufficient protected time to engage, retain and process the material provided.  Although CalSWEC cannot designate a specific amount of time for completion, we believe that in most cases,  limiting learners to the minimum duration for completion may ultimately decrease the transfer of learning.

*New Download: CWS_CMS_Outcomes v3.1.4-062617.zip

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Released: June 1st, 2017

  • Updated access to downloadable resources
  • Post-test questions 1 and 10 typo edits
  • Minor narration edits for greater uniformity among multiple module contents. 

 


Download: CWS_CMS_Outcomes v3.1.3-060617.zip

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Released: May 17th, 2017