Course type: Classroom
Review videos in the Trails Resource Center, take the quiz, and email it to your facilitator.
Classroom learning: 3 days
Training hours: 19.5 (awarded when both components are complete)
This three-day Fundamentals course is an interactive, action-oriented classroom training. Upon completion, you’ll have a basic understanding of the crucial decisions that inform case planning with families and bring to life the values, concepts, skills, and practices of child welfare in Colorado. You’ll be able to think critically about decision making and planning with families and involve the child, youth, and family—as well as their support networks and other multidisciplinary community professionals—in making important decisions throughout the family’s involvement with child welfare. You’ll practice enacting key decisions, facilitating safety and support planning, making reasonable and active efforts to prevent placement or to plan for placement, planning for permanency, conducting case planning and evaluation, achieving reunification, and closing a case. With the solid foundation of knowledge built through this course, you’ll be prepared to employ casework practices that promote safety, permanence, and well-being with children, youth, and families.