Past Session Calls
If you miss the live session or would like to view the session as a refresher, the recorded webinars are listed below.
Understanding Foster Care & Working with Resource Families (5-part webinar series)
This interactive webinar provides background for working with individuals who have developmental disabilities; the use of People First Language; and give PSS's a chance to ask questions about how to increase their effectiveness when dealing with difficult individuals with development disabilities.
APSIN - April 2013
Writing for the Court in CINA Cases - March 2013 (recorded version is not yet available)
Writing persuasively for the court is a skill. This training will provide guidance on how to write clearly and effectively, getting your point across in any situation without legalese. Also covered will be required reports in a CINA case including disposition reports and permanency reports. This training is appropriate for any party that wants to improve their court report writing skills.
Mental Health Issues and Safety Threats, Part II - March 2013
This was the second of our two part series webinar on common mental health issues that Protective Services Workers encounter when assessing safety threats and impending danger. Participants were encouraged to bring case experience to this webinar to discuss as examples.
Mental Health Issues and Safety Threats, Part I - March 2013
This webinar will discuss some of the common mental health issues that Protective Services workers encounter when assessing safety threats and impending danger. Participants are highly encouraged to bring case experience to this webinar to discuss as examples!
New Year - New You! - January 2013
HAPPY 2013! You've probably made some New Year resolutions, so why not add self-care to that list! Research shows that when the helpers help themselves first, they make better helpers! Control your own destiny by making time for yourself. Rest your mind, body, and soul. This is a great webinar on self-care for protective services staff!!
Join the CWA in a Learning Collaboration with two young adults who have grown up in Alaska foster care. These youth have experienced many challenges but have also found great success as young adults. They will discuss the many people, programs, and strategies that have helped them on their journey. We hope to inspire workers to connect with their own success while sharing new ideas that might help other youth currently in care.
This webinar provided follow up to the October webinar and concentrated on a specific method for writing case plan goals. The Four-Square method gives the worker a way to clearly understand the connections among safety threats, enhanced and diminished caregiver protective capacities and the goal itself.
This webinar concentrated on a specific method for writing case plan goals. The Four-Square method gives the worker a way to clearly understand the connections among safety threats, enhanced and diminished caregiver protective capacities and the goal itself.
This webinar addressed domestic violence in the context of safety decision making. We discussed how to gather information about whether it is occurring and what to do about it once you learn there is domestic violence in the home.
This webinar covered the permanency plan of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA). APPLA is the permanent plan often crafted for older teens that have been in the Child Welfare System and have not yet found an adoptive or guardian home for permanency. This webinar discussed the planning that the worker and youth can do together for successful APPLA placement and how to best determine when APPLA is the appropriate goal for a youth in care. We also addressed how to provide the youth with the connections needed for a successful transition to adulthood
A lot of training over the years has focused on developing safety plans to prevent an out of home placement, but there has been less discussion about how and when to use a safety plan to support returning children home in family services. This webinar reviewed the decision making process for returning children home. In home services and other supports for safety plans were also discussed. Participants practiced decision making using a case example from the field.
This seminar is a museum formulated by youth members and advocates from Facing Foster Care in Alaska (FFCA). FCCA youth brought together objects, items, pictures, and commentary from their experience in foster care to formulate a Museum of Lost Childhood and a Museum of Youth Empowerment. It aimed to teach child welfare staff about foster youth culture in Alaska.
Past Session Calls