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CEU Trainings

The Consortium for Child Welfare offers trainings on a variety of topics. The trainings provide educational and professional development opportunities to social workers and other human service providers in Washington, DC and the surrounding jurisdictions. All trainings are approved by the DC Board of Social Work.

All trainings scheduled through July 2018 have been cancelled. Please check back for future dates. If you're in need of any special accommodations, please notify CCW at least 30 days in advance.  Effective January 1, 2013, all CEU trainings will be $100 per course.  Although payments are made through PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account.

To view and register for trainings click here.


Applied Critical Thinking and Ethics 6/14/18

6 CEUs - This training will provide participants with a greater understanding and knowledge of the importance of critical thinking skills in social work practice. This training will introduce participants to critical reflective skills and how to apply these skills in day-to-day practice. Participants will also apply critical thinking skills utilizing a ethical decision making process.

 Crisis Intervention and Ethical Considerations 2/15/18

6 CEUs - In the Crisis Intervention training, participants will learn how to utilize ethical decision making models in crisis intervention. Participants will increase awareness of ethical considerations with working with clients experiencing situations beyond their control. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to utilize a crisis to initiate change with clients.

HIV/AIDS and Social Work Ethics 5/16/18

6 CEUs - The HIV/AIDS and Social Work Ethics training will provide an introduction to HIV/AIDS basics including biology, transmission, prevention, treatment, and care. Participants will be provided with a conceptual framework for working with HIV/AIDS clients and general framework for ethical considerations when providing HIV/AIDS services.

Vicarious Trauma and Resilience 4/12/18

6 CEUs - Working with trauma survivors as a professional is often challenging and frequently places the professional at risk for difficult countertransference reactions, vicarious trauma, and over time, symptoms of burnout. This training is designed for social workers and other human service professionals that work with trauma survivors. The purpose of the training is to expand professional’s abilities to identify and understand countertransference reactions common in work with trauma survivors, the causes and signs of burnout, compassion fatigue, factors contributing to vicarious trauma and resilience. Participants will be provided tools to assist them in addressing their own signs of distress and burnout, enhance their sense of well-being and ability to care for themselves and build vicarious resilience. Participants will be offered another approach to meet the challenges of trauma work.

Youth Sex Trafficking 3/14/18

6 CEUs - In the United States of America, 85% of youth victims of human trafficking are homeless or in foster care. This training will assist participants in gaining a basic understanding domestic human trafficking including the different types of trafficking. Participants will learn how to identify signs that a youth may be vulnerable or a victim of sex trafficking. Participants will engage in activities that clarify the role of social workers when working with survivors of human trafficking. Participants will learn how to assess and provide resources to support this population.

Trauma Informed Care: Somatic, Mindfulness and Mind-Body Approaches 7/11/18

6 CEUs - In the Trauma-Informed Care training, participants will learn the benefits of trauma-informed care and the effects of untreated trauma on the body and the brain. Too often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning community based providers and caregivers. Participants will be introduced to innovative, practical approaches to care, including somatic interventions, mindfulness, and mind-body approaches to combat the concern of re-traumatization in youth and adults. This training will be interactive and visually focused.