CWLA offers a variety of educational opportunities designed to advance quality services and innovation in child welfare and related fields.
This conference will focus on efforts to enhance cross-system collaboration for the benefit of children and families affected by Substance Use. The conference will afford the opportunity to discuss and disseminate important information on trends in policy and practice in this field. The conference will be held on August 1-3, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency, Orange County, California.
This conference was 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 included Hill Day, uniquely designed roundtable sessions, stimulating plenary sessions, panel discussions, an engaging exhibit hall and Gala Dinner. This year’s conference was held on April 27-29, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA.
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.
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
New Generation Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Implementation Training will take place at California State University, East Bay - The Oakland Center on 06/06/2016 - 06/10/2016
New Generation Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Implementation Training will take place at The Children’s Village on 08/08/2016 - 08/12/2016
New Generation Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Implementation Training will take place at The Amon Carter Center at Lena Pope on 09/19/2016 - 09/23/2016
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
SUPERVISION TO ADVANCE SUCCESS AND EXCELLENCE
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 SUPERVISION TO ADVANCE SUCCESS AND EXCELLENCE TRAINING
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
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 - Helping Young Children by Understanding Their Feelings will take place online on 06/07/2016 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar - Rethinking Child Welfare to Keep Families Safe & Together: Effective Housing-Based Program for Families Where Substance Use is an Issue will take place online on 06/28/2016 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 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.