Well-being Needs of Children and Young Adults
Welcome to the pre-assignment page for your upcoming well-being training!
This page was designed as a tool to provide a review of normal child development and basic child development concepts that participants will need to understand prior to attending the four day Well-being training. It will also provide information that can be used in your role as a Social Service Specialist for the Department of Human Services Child Welfare. This page contains multiple resources, videos, and handouts that will be useful in your work of assessing the development and functioning of children you encounter during your career in child welfare.
Some who enter employment as a Social Service Specialist have background education and knowledge in the normal development and expected ages and stages of development for children. Others come from fields and education that do not require this experience or knowledge and need more background knowledge of child development concepts and what to expect of children at different ages and developmental levels. The pre-assignments included on this page are a self directed learning opportunity and a means to most effectively use our class time together.
In addition to being an ongoing resource, this page contains a link to three required activities that must be completed prior to attending the Well-Being Needs of Children and Young Adults training. The first of these activities is a worksheet that must be completed prior to attending the training, and brought with you to the classroom. This worksheet and the information contained in it will be utilized throughout the course of the training. The second activity is a quiz that must be passed prior to attendance.
Please pay close attention to the instructions provided below. Should you have any difficulties or questions after you have fully read the instructions, please proceed to the Our Team page, and navigate to Training Specialists to locate and email a trainer. If you find that you are having difficulties with the website, please feel free to email Kristin Chappell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in training!
Well-being Needs Home
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.