This page hosts training materials associated with the Northern Academy's Best Practices in Emergency Response (ER) training. This hands-on, Safety Organized Practice (SOP)-based class offers participants advanced training in the use of best practices designed to enhance family engagement and balanced assessments during Child Welfare ER investigation, assessment and front end intervention services to improve outcomes and long-term safety for children.
The three case studies written for this project reflect training needs in crucial parts of the child welfare system. They may be used individually or together, and each includes an introduction that highlights the area of child welfare practice that governs the situation, and a variety of classroom exercises. An effort was made to be ethnically sensitive by emphasizing language and cultural diversity differences in family lifestyles as expressed in parenting and disciplinary styles and varying cultural norms and values. The authors strongly recommend the use of collaborative teaching with guest speakers from local departments of Social Service, substance abuse programs, etc., to supplement the case studies. (93 pages)Brewer, L. K., Roditti, M., & Marcus, A. (1996).
This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's extensive list of published guides, tips and tools for child welfare practice improvement.
Keynote presentations, workshop materials, and other helpful resources from the 2020 Partnerships for Well-Being Institute hosted by Human Services at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. This includes content from both the June 3 Virtual Mini-Institute and the in-person institute currently scheduled for Dec. 8-10 in Garden Grove, CA.