Background Checks- Quick Reference (PDF)
Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence (PDF)
Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers (PDF)
Cultural Resource Guide: Traditional Health and Wellness Guide (PDF)
Domestic Violence Desk Reference for OCS Staff (PDF)
Field Guide to Child Functioning (PDF)
How to Overcome Bias (PDF)
ICWA Handbook (PDF) Updated Mar 2022
NASW Code of Ethics (PDF)
- Online Training
Creating Safe Scenes Training Course by SAMHSA
Domestic Violence: Understanding the Basics by the National Resource Center on DV
Family Assessment: Understanding Bias by Capacity Building Center for Tribes NEW!
ICWA Course by NICWA ($)
National Child Advocacy Center Virtual Training Center, by NCAC, Various Courses. Sign Up for the NCACVTC
Trauma e-Learning Courses by NCTSN, Various Courses
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by MUSC
Tutorial 2: Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals by NCSACW, SAMHSA
Engaging Youth in Foster Care ACF (27:53)
Interagency Collaboration to Address Human Trafficking ACF (29:54)
Secondary Traumatic Stress ACF (31:58)
Stages of Change Model for Social Workers The Social Work Podcast (35:29)
A Call to Connection: Making Childhood Trauma Personal (9:58) TEDx Talk. Dr. Allison Jackson is a Trauma Informed Care Specialist. She makes a compelling case for, “connection as a cure” to counter a lot of damage done by trauma.
A Healing Journey for Alaska Natives (various) This 5-part video series is produced by OVC and the Office on Violence Against Women. It is designed for federal, state, local, and tribal victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and others who work with Alaska Native victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Cultural Support Services- CSS (5:38) Learn how to access Cultural Support Services when working with Alaska Native parents at OCS.
ICWA: Protecting Our Children and Our Future (Video 15:24) DHSS/OCS Listen to OCS's ICWA Specialists and Alaska's Tribal Leaders talk about the importance of the federal law and what it means to Alaska Native families.
Engaging Kinship Caregivers with Joseph Crumbley (various) This 5-part video series is developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It is designed to strengthen the skills of child welfare professionals in supporting families to improve outcomes for children. The series includes a discussion guide to help program directors, supervisors and trainers lead group sessions to deepen the learning experience.
The Paradox of Trauma Informed Care (12:22) TEDx Talk. Dr. Vicky Kelly talks about the profound effects of childhood trauma.
Trauma (15:43) TEDx Talk.
Trauma Change Resilience (16:31) TEDx Talk. Dr. Megan McElheran discusses "Trauma Change Resilience" at the 2011 TEDxYYC.
Why We Stayed (7:43) This covers some of the complex reasons women who have experienced domestic violence identify for why they stayed in abuse relationships by Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention and The Kind World Foundation.
We Believe Moms Matter: Enhancing Child Welfare Responses to Mothers Experiencing Domestic Violence (1:27:47) This webinar introduces the new safety card for child welfare workers to use with mothers experiencing domestic violence. Posted 8/25/16 by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Alaska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims Services
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Alaska Youth and Family Network
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Mat-Su Parent Links Resource Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Anchorage
North Star Behavioral Health System
Providence Medical Group Behavioral Health Services
SCF Detox (formerly known as Ernie Turner Center Detox)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention- Violence Prevention (CDC)
Child Abuse and Children with Disabilities
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Other Resources
Alaska Child Welfare Conference 2021
Casework Practice With Families Affected by Domestic Violence Child Welfare Information Gateway
Supports for Alaska's Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance DHSS, DBH