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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.

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.


Educational Outcomes and Trauma Informed Care 4/29/17

6 CEUs - This workshop will focus on the implications of trauma on a child's academic exprience and progress throughout the school setting.  The participants will gain a better understanding of the effects on trauma on academic success and gain strategies to implement social-emotional learning structures to increase successes and achievement within and outside the classroom.

Family Engagement and Crisis Work 4/13/17

6 CEUs - This training will provide participants with an overview of trauma-informed practice with families. Participants will explore the family engagement process, strategies for engagement and how to promote resiliency with families. The topic of mental health stigma will also be discussed

Applied Critical Thinking and Ethics 4/6/17, 7/14/17

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.

HIV/AIDS:  What Every Social Worker Should Know 5/3/17, 7/5/17

6 CEUs - The HIV/AIDS: What Every Social Worker Should Know training will address the issues related to working with clients affected by HIV/AIDS.  The training will discuss myths and facts about the virus.  The training will be interactive and skill-based and include scenarios, role play and discussion.

Crisis Intervention: Process and Practice 6/2/17

6 CEUs - The Crisis Intervention training will focus on understanding the crisis intervention process and present a model for intervening with clients and families that experience life situations beyond their control. Participants will learn assessment, intervention skills and treatment approaches in crisis intervention. Participants will also gain awareness of the importance of self-care.

 Crisis Intervention and Ethical Considerations 6/9/17, 7/28/17

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.

The Impact of Trauma on HIV Infection 4/5/17, 6/7/17

6 CEUs - In the world of HIV/AIDS services and research we focus on three main areas:  Prevention, Treatment and Care.  This is also where the majority of funding is allocated.  Often other factors that lead to infection and may explain risk factor and risky behavior are not given the same resources.  Social workers need to look beyond the medical model in understanding HIV.  This workshop will educate social workers on the impacts of complex trauma and examine the effects of complex trauma on high risk behaviors and HIV infection.  It will also address the impact trauma has on the HIV population post-transmission.  The presenter has an extensive history of working with trauma and HIV and her organization works closely with clients and families where 99% of the population has a history of complex trauma.  Content will be supplemented by a number of case examples.

Child Welfare and Ethics 6/30/17

6 CEUs - Society delegates to the child welfare field and those who become members of the field the authority to intervene in the lives of families with the goals of ensuring safety of the children, assisting families in meeting minimum parenting standards and planning alternative permanent care when parents are incapable or unwilling to meet those standards. This training is designed to provide participants with enhanced knowledge regarding the values and ethics associated with the authority and responsibility of child welfare practice.

HIV/AIDS and Social Work Ethics 4/26/17, 5/20/17, 6/17/17, 7/22/17

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 5/12/17

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 4/12/17, 6/14/17

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.

Youth Sex Trafficking and Ethics 4/19/17, 6/21/17

6 CEUs - Youth Sex Trafficking and Ethics will assist participants in gaining a deeper understanding of human trafficking related to youth. Participants will learn how to utilize ethical decision making models when working with survivors of youth sex trafficking. Additionally, participants will increase awareness of ethical considerations when working with vulnerable populations. Participants will engage in discussions about policies and develop prevention ideas.S

Suicide, Prevention, Intervention & Ethics 5/6/17, 6/3/17, 7/15/17

6 CEUs - The Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Ethics training will identify the differences between beliefs, morals, ethics, values, laws, human rights, social responsibilities, and freedoms. Participants will be able to identify and articulate ethical issues that may arise in a variety of practice settings and organizational contexts and how to draw upon the help of supervisors, attorneys, professional associations, and other sources of assistance when faced challenging ethical issues. By applying critical thinking skills (making use of deontological, teleological, and virtue ethics) to assist with the resolution of ethical issues, the participants will be able to apply conflict resolution strategies and skills to engage clients, coworkers, and others in collaborative discussions of ethical issues.

Let's Talk About Sex:  Engaging Youth 3/29/17, 5/10/17, 7/12/17

6 CEUs - This session will discuss issues related to working with youth and providing accurate information to them regarding sex. This includes discussions regarding sexual reproductive health, birth control methods, healthy relationships and impact of mixing sex and drugs. Participants will also gain knowledge and understanding on how to effectively engage youth in conversations regarding sex and birth control.

Trauma Informed Care: Somatic, Mindfulness and Mind-Body Approaches 5/17/17, 7/19/17

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.

Strength Based Practice 5/24/17, 7/26/17

6 CEUs - The Strength Based Practice training will provide participants with an overview of the strength based practice model with a focus on utilization of the approach within the child welfare social work. Topics will include an introduction of the strength based model, the role of the social worker, CFSA and Strength Based Practice, and using the approach when working with children and families.

Mandated Reporter Training 7/7/17

6 CEUs - The Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Act of 1977 mandates certain professions must report actual or suspected cases of child maltreatment.  This training is designed to enhance the social worker's knowledge including but not limited to the following areas; 1) Identifying signs of child maltreatment; 2) understanding the policies and procedures for responding tosuspected child maltreatment; 3) reporting incidents or suspected incidents of child maltreatment to Child Protective Services.