Child Welfare Supervisor Professional Development
Mandatory within: 1 year of hire
Length: 6 months (2 days per month)
The Oregon Child Welfare Supervisor curriculum provides a comprehensive, interactive training experience focused on the specific administrative, educational and clinical role of the child welfare line supervisor. This curriculum is presented in six modules covering effective leadership, achieving excellence in staff performance; building a cohesive work team; promoting the growth and development of staff; clinical supervision; managing within the organization and managing change.
Trauma Informed Practice Strategies (TIPS) for Child Welfare Caseworkers
Length: 2 days
A large percentage of children and families in the child welfare system have been affected by trauma, which may have a lasting impact on their well-being and functioning.
TIPS For Child Welfare Workers is a two-day training that will help child welfare professionals:
Click here to see the TIPS agenda
SAFE Home Study Training
Mandatory within: Prior to Conducting SAFE Home Studies,
Prior to attending Supervising SAFE training
Length: 2 days
The two day SAFE Home Study training is presented by The California Consortium for Children. It is designed for staff responsible for assessing applications for Foster Care, Relative Care and Adoption. The training instructs participants on the use of the SAFE Home Study tool. The learning objectives are to understand the eight SAFE practice values; to understand the SAFE information gathering tools including timing and process; to understand the process of ratings with the Psychosocial Inventory; to learn the SAFE philosophy of proper home study writing methodology and to practice ratings and mitigation.
Mandatory within: Prior to Supervising and Approving SAFE Home Studies
Length: 1 half day
The Supervising Safe training is presented by the California Consortium for Children. It is designed to assist supervisors in their role of mentoring and supporting SAFE Home Study technicians. Emphasis is on the six point mitigation process. This is a half day training.
Portland State University
Child Welfare Partnership
626 High Street NE, Suite 400
Salem, OR 97301
For more information about Portland State University's Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, please click here.