CWLA offers a variety of educational opportunities designed to advance quality services and innovation in child welfare and related fields.

CONFERENCES

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2016 NATIONAL SUBSTANCE USE CONFERENCE

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.

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2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

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 April 27-29, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA.

NATIONAL KINSHIP CARE CONFERENCE

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.

For general information and access to past conferences and webinars, visit CWLA Events.

TRAINING

PRIDE MODEL OF PRACTICE

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 PRIDE Model of Practice Training will take place at Children's Bureau on 11/16/2015 - 11/20/2015 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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KINSHIP CARE TRADITIONS OF CARING & COLLABORATING MODEL OF PRACTICE

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

Collaborating with Kinship Caregivers Training will take place at The Amon Carter Center at Lena Pope on 09/28/2015 - 09/30/2015 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Collaborating with Kinship Caregivers Training will take place at The Professional Center at NJ DCF on 10/19/2015 - 10/21/2015 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 will take place at Children's Bureau on 10/21/2015 - 10/23/2015 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MILITARY FAMILY SPECIALIST

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 FAMILIES SPECIALIST TRAINING

WEBINARS

CWLA offers webinars on a variety of current and emerging topics of importance to social workers, caregivers, and others working with children and families.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar - What Does It Take To Become A Trauma Informed Child Welfare System: An Invitation for Child Welfare Professionals and Community Partners will take place at on 09/17/2015 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For general information and access to past conferences and webinars, visit CWLA Events.