CWA Introduces Upcoming Webinars

The Child Welfare Academy (CWA) is pleased to introduce our new series of webinars for 2014.

Each month the CWA trainers will host a one hour webinar to discuss specific issues pertaining to child protection in Alaska. Each webinar will focus on a different component of your practice, boost your expertise, and help answer questions about the Practice Model. 

If you miss the live session or would like to view the session as a refresher, the recorded webinars will also be posted on our website under the Past Session Calls tab. Future sessions and topics will be posted soon on our webpage, so visit us often at


Upcoming Sessions

Courtroom Essential:  Part 3

Date:  January 26, 2015
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Session link:   Invited guests will receive email notification.

Conducting an Initial Assessment encompasses three main decision points:  1. Determination Safety; 2. Determining Risk; and 3. Determining whether the alleged maltreatment occurred according to our Alaska Statutes.  This training will focus on the new maltreatment decision policy that has undergone major changes to how we determine whether maltreatment is substantiated or not substantiated.  you will learn about the changes in policy and be able to practice using the new Maltreatment Assessment Protocol (MAP) that will guide the decision on whether to substantiate or not substantiate alleged maltreatment.

Date:  February 2, 2015
Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm


Helpful Hints:

To join the session, click on the session title or Join Session link.  You may need to copy and paste the link into your browser.  Firefox and Chrome work best.

Enter your full name at the display prompt.

This session does not require a password to join. 

You may join the session 30 minutes prior to the start time.

If this is the first time you will be using Blackboard Collaborate, you may be prompted to download some software (JAVA) which may take anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes depending upon your Internet connection speed. 

Please make sure your computer has speakers to be able to hear while you are in the webinar session. Microphones at this time are optional.

For a quick reference guide, please click here