Introducing CWTS Connection!
Fatherhood Engagement
Keep the Families You Have
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s my supervisor!
Caregivers, how do you approach race and culture with the kids in your care?
DR Learning Exchange: Changing Track in DR
What’s grief got to do with it? EVERYTHING!
How can resource parents support LGBTQ youth?
Find acceptance and validation at the Foster Parent Learning Exchange!
Introducing CWTS Connection!
Introducing the CWTS Connection Newsletter!

Welcome to the CWTS Connection Newsletter. Whether you are a child welfare professional or a resource caregiver, you'll find information here at your fingertips. Discover learning experiences, tools, and tips to lead with intention and direction! We are so glad you are here!

Welcome to the CWTS Connection Newsletter. Whether you are a child welfare professional or a resource caregiver, you'll find information here at your fingertips. Discover learning experiences, tools, and tips to lead with intention and direction! We are so glad you are here!

Fatherhood Engagement
Fatherhood Engagement Resources

Father engagement is a critical component of Child Welfare work in Colorado. Not only is engaging fathers required by rule, but research demonstrates that it can promote positive case and family outcomes, including an increased likelihood of reunification and a decreased length of stay in foster care. There has been a significant amount of work put into creating and sharing tips, tricks, and evidence-based practices for engaging fathers across Colorado and the US, which this website seeks to compile, organize, and make as accessible as possible.

Father engagement is a critical component of Child Welfare work in Colorado. Not only is engaging fathers required by rule, but research demonstrates that it can promote positive case and family outcomes, including an increased likelihood of reunification and a decreased length of stay in foster care. There has been a significant amount of work put into creating and sharing tips, tricks, and evidence-based practices for engaging fathers across Colorado and the US, which this website seeks to compile, organize, and make as accessible as possible.

Keep the Families You Have
Keep the Families You Have

The caregivers you worked so hard to recruit can disappear without system support. Come learn best practices for maintaining partnership with our critically important resource families (and the answer to that first question!) in the series KEEP THE FAMILIES YOU HAVE: RETAINING DIVERSE FOSTER, KINSHIP, AND ADOPTIVE CAREGIVERS.

The caregivers you worked so hard to recruit can disappear without system support. Come learn best practices for maintaining partnership with our critically important resource families (and the answer to that first question!) in the series KEEP THE FAMILIES YOU HAVE: RETAINING DIVERSE FOSTER, KINSHIP, AND ADOPTIVE CAREGIVERS.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s my supervisor!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s my supervisor!

What is your superhuman supervisor strength? What is your kryptonite? Register for SUPERMAN HAS NOTHING ON YOU! SUPERVISING TO SAFETY AND RISK to build your supervisory practice to develop, coach, and manage to safety and risk—and help your team soar!

What is your superhuman supervisor strength? What is your kryptonite? Register for SUPERMAN HAS NOTHING ON YOU! SUPERVISING TO SAFETY AND RISK to build your supervisory practice to develop, coach, and manage to safety and risk—and help your team soar!

Caregivers, how do you approach race and culture with the kids in your care?
Caregivers, how do you approach race and culture with the kids in your care?

If you’re not giving it a second thought, or if it feels too tricky to talk about, it may be impacting their well-being and sense of self. Join CULTURAL INCLUSIVITY FOR CAREGIVERS to start thinking about racial and cultural differences between a child/youth and yourself.

If you’re not giving it a second thought, or if it feels too tricky to talk about, it may be impacting their well-being and sense of self. Join CULTURAL INCLUSIVITY FOR CAREGIVERS to start thinking about racial and cultural differences between a child/youth and yourself.

DR Learning Exchange: Changing Track in DR
DR Learning Exchange: Changing Track in DR

Did you ever make a decision, then get more information that leads you to want to go back and change that decision? In DR in Colorado, you can do that! Join the February 16 DR LEARNING EXCHANGE: CHANGING TRACKS IN DR to share your experiences with the why, when, and how of changing tracks during a FAR case. Bring your questions!

Did you ever make a decision, then get more information that leads you to want to go back and change that decision? In DR in Colorado, you can do that! Join the February 16 DR LEARNING EXCHANGE: CHANGING TRACKS IN DR to share your experiences with the why, when, and how of changing tracks during a FAR case. Bring your questions!

What’s grief got to do with it? EVERYTHING!
What’s grief got to do with it? EVERYTHING!

Loss is naturally expressed as grief, and our children and youth in care experience many losses. When the normal and healthy experience of grieving is interrupted, it can take the form of behavior that caregivers find confusing and difficult to manage. Take the course NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GRIEF to deeply understand loss and grief and how to support your child’s natural grieving process.

Loss is naturally expressed as grief, and our children and youth in care experience many losses. When the normal and healthy experience of grieving is interrupted, it can take the form of behavior that caregivers find confusing and difficult to manage. Take the course NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GRIEF to deeply understand loss and grief and how to support your child’s natural grieving process.

How can resource parents support LGBTQ youth?
How can resource parents support LGBTQ youth?

Join the All Children–All Families training session BUILDING SAFETY AND TRUST: SUPPORTING YOUTH WITH DIVERSE SOGIE, developed specifically for resource parents to support ongoing learning related to building safety and trust with youth with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression (SOGIE).

Join the All Children–All Families training session BUILDING SAFETY AND TRUST: SUPPORTING YOUTH WITH DIVERSE SOGIE, developed specifically for resource parents to support ongoing learning related to building safety and trust with youth with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression (SOGIE).

Find acceptance and validation at the Foster Parent Learning Exchange!
Find acceptance and validation at the Foster Parent Learning Exchange!

Resource parents, these weekly topic-based sessions will grow your parenting insights and skills and connect you at a deep level with other caregivers who can relate to your fostering experiences. Join us to create a healthy circle of support! Click here for topics and sessions.

Resource parents, these weekly topic-based sessions will grow your parenting insights and skills and connect you at a deep level with other caregivers who can relate to your fostering experiences. Join us to create a healthy circle of support! Click here for topics and sessions.

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Resources to better understand and implement the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First)

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Resources to learn and use the Colorado Trails Data System

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Resources for Colorado's Foster, Kid and Adoptive family community

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