CWLA offers a variety of educational opportunities designed to advance quality services and innovation in child welfare and related fields.
As kinship care continues to be a primary and valuable option for children who cannot live with their parents, emphasis on kinship care policy, practice, and research is necessary to continue to enhance services and supports for kinship caregivers and families. This conference highlighted our collective knowledge of best practice, policy, program and service development, and identified areas for further research. The conference was held on September 17-19, 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, LA.
This conference is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from featured evidence-informed/based practices and real world solutions that demonstrate successful thinking in support of children, youth and families. Conference highlights include Hill Day, uniquely designed roundtable sessions, stimulating plenary sessions, panel discussions, an engaging exhibit hall and Gala Dinner. This year’s conference will take place on April 27-29, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA. Be sure to look for our call for proposals and save the date!
2016 NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE CONFERENCE
This conference will focus on efforts to enhance cross-system collaboration for the benefit of children and families affected by Substance Abuse. The conference will afford the opportunity to discuss and disseminate important information on trends in policy and practice in this field.
The save the date and more information are forthcoming.
An evidence-informed, competency-based model to strengthen the quality of family foster care and adoption services by developing and supporting resource (foster and adoptive) parents as team members in child protection and trauma-informed care of children
UPCOMING PRIDE TRAINING
The Next Generation of Pre-Service Training and Mutual Assessment — Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Goes Online: A Partnership between CWLA and Foster Parent College will take place at Crystal Gateway Marriott on 04/29/2015 - 04/30/2015
An evidence-based model to strengthen kinship care, whether formally or informally arranged, by responding to the unique strengths and challenges of kinship caregiving families, and enhancing the competencies of child welfare professionals and other advocates to support them
UPCOMING KINSHIP CARE TRAINING
SUPERVISING FOR SUCCESS: ACHIEVING GOALS THROUGH OTHERS
A curriculum to achieve agency mission and goals by developing supervisor and middle manager competence in implementing evidence-based best practices to improve staff performance and outcomes for children and families.
UPCOMING SUPERVISING FOR SUCCESS TRAINING
Supervising for Success: Achieving Goals through Others will take place at Crystal Gateway Marriott on 04/25/2015 - 04/27/2015
CWLA, in partnership with Boots on Ground Consulting, Inc. is pleased to offer a certificate in working with military families for professionals interested in making a difference in the lives of military members and their families.
UPCOMING MILITARY FAMILY SPECIALIST TRAINING
Boot Camp: An Introduction to Military History, Culture, and Customs will take place at Fort McCoy, WI on 03/05/2015 - 03/07/2015
CWLA offers webinars on a variety of current and emerging topics of importance to social workers, caregivers, and others working with children and families.
Webinar - Trauma Screening and Assessment in Child Welfare will take place online on 03/12/2015 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar - Emerging Practices and Policies to Address the Needs of Children in Immigrant Families will take place online on 03/24/2015 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
For general information and access to past conferences and webinars, visit CWLA Events.
CWLA partners with Relias Learning to provide access to a wide variety of online courses at a 10% discount for our members. Click here to access the menu of courses offered through Relias Learning.
CWLA offers a series of online courses on topics of particular interest to social workers, supervisors, and others who work with children who have experienced trauma. Current CWLA courses are briefly described below. Click here for a CWLA course.