Child Welfare Training Collaborative

The Child Welfare Training Collaborative (CWTC) is a partnership between the Georgia State University Professional Excellence Program and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. Our Goal is to promote collaboration and common understanding of issues affecting children and families through our professional development opportunities.

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Upcoming Dates and Locations

Our workshops are open to all community members who work with children and families, including law enforcement, schools, foster parents, faith based organizations, mental health providers, child care agencies, juvenile courts, community service organizations, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Division staff and many others.

 

  • January 9, 2018

    WEBINAR: Do You Really Know Your Capacity: How to Avoid Burnout as Foster/Adoptive Parents

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  • January 20, 2018

    Region 10 - Foster Parent Training Summit

    This summit will empower caregivers with basic knowledge on how trauma affects children, the impact on child development and how to build resiliency for children in foster care.

    In addition, caregivers will examine their personal traumatic experiences and gain a better understanding of how they can be triggered by caring for traumatized children as well as learn self care techniques on how to effectively manage stress.

    Finally, caregivers will learn how to work with birth families to support permanency for the children for whom they provide care.

    Topics and Learning Objectives:

    • The behavioral responses of children as a result of trauma
    • How can the caregiver support the resiliency of children to improve their overall well-being
    • Increasing/Decreasing behaviors for lasting change
    • Participants will learn how to recognize sensitive areas that may trigger unhealthy responses to child behaviors – how to use effective, age/developmentally appropriate discipline practices that do not perpetuate trauma
    • How to effectively manage stress and to how to care for themselves and recognizing their capacity
    • The importance of maintaining, restoring, or establishing sibling connections (what the law says, and what you can do to support it)
    • What does it mean to partner with families? How do you as a caregiver provide support to the family despite the permanency goal for the child?
    Register Now
  • February 17, 2018

    Region 1 - Foster Parent Training Summit

    This summit will empower caregivers with basic knowledge on how trauma affects children, the impact on child development and how to build resiliency for children in foster care.

    In addition, caregivers will examine their personal traumatic experiences and gain a better understanding of how they can be triggered by caring for traumatized children as well as learn self care techniques on how to effectively manage stress.

    Finally, caregivers will learn how to work with birth families to support permanency for the children for whom they provide care.

    Topics and Learning Objectives:

    • The behavioral responses of children as a result of trauma
    • How can the caregiver support the resiliency of children to improve their overall well-being
    • Participants will learn how to recognize sensitive areas that may trigger unhealthy responses to child behaviors – how to use effective, age/developmentally appropriate discipline practices that do not perpetuate trauma
    • How to effectively manage stress and to how to care for themselves and recognizing their capacity
    • The importance of maintaining, restoring, or establishing sibling connections (what the law says, and what you can do to support it)
    • What does it mean to partner with families? How do you as a caregiver provide support to the family despite the permanency goal for the child?
    Register Now
  • February 27, 2018

    WEBINAR: Parenting Children with Special Needs

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  • March 10, 2018

    Region 9 - Foster Parent Training Summit

    This summit will empower caregivers with basic knowledge on how trauma affects children, the impact on child development and how to build resiliency for children in foster care.

    In addition, caregivers will examine their personal traumatic experiences and gain a better understanding of how they can be triggered by caring for traumatized children as well as learn self care techniques on how to effectively manage stress.

    Finally, caregivers will learn how to work with birth families to support permanency for the children for whom they provide care.

    Topics and Learning Objectives:

    • The behavioral responses of children as a result of trauma
    • How can the caregiver support the resiliency of children to improve their overall well-being
    • Participants will learn how to recognize sensitive areas that may trigger unhealthy responses to child behaviors – how to use effective, age/developmentally appropriate discipline practices that do not perpetuate trauma
    • How to effectively manage stress and to how to care for themselves and recognizing their capacity
    • The importance of maintaining, restoring, or establishing sibling connections (what the law says, and what you can do to support it)
    • What does it mean to partner with families? How do you as a caregiver provide support to the family despite the permanency goal for the child?
    Register Now
  • March 24, 2018

    Region 5 - Foster Parent Training Summit

    This summit will empower caregivers with basic knowledge on how trauma affects children, the impact on child development and how to build resiliency for children in foster care.

    In addition, caregivers will examine their personal traumatic experiences and gain a better understanding of how they can be triggered by caring for traumatized children as well as learn self care techniques on how to effectively manage stress.

    Finally, caregivers will learn how to work with birth families to support permanency for the children for whom they provide care.

    Topics and Learning Objectives:

    • The behavioral responses of children as a result of trauma
    • How can the caregiver support the resiliency of children to improve their overall well-being
    • Participants will learn how to recognize sensitive areas that may trigger unhealthy responses to child behaviors – how to use effective, age/developmentally appropriate discipline practices that do not perpetuate trauma
    • How to effectively manage stress and to how to care for themselves and recognizing their capacity
    • The importance of maintaining, restoring, or establishing sibling connections (what the law says, and what you can do to support it)
    • What does it mean to partner with families? How do you as a caregiver provide support to the family despite the permanency goal for the child?
    Register Now
  • March 29, 2018

    WEBINAR: It Takes a Village – How to Develop External Support Systems

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  • April 12, 2018

    WEBINAR: Advocacy 101: Effectively Navigating Georgia’s Child Welfare System

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