• June 2016
  • Vol. 17, No. 4

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Trauma-Informed Child Welfare

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) is offering 0.4 continuing education units upon successful completion of a training that provides an overview of the most current trauma-focused, evidence-based treatments and tools for child welfare workers and child protective services professionals. The 4.5 hour training aims to help participants do the following:

  • Identify risk factors and consequences for children exposed to violence and trauma
  • Summarize basic information about evidence-based, trauma-focused tools and treatment
  • Describe the role of child welfare professionals as brokers and advocates
  • Identify strategies for effective collaboration with mental health professionals
  • Identify strategies for engaging families in treatment

Trainings must be requested at least 135 days prior to the event date, with a minimum of 30 participants. To learn more about this training, Increasing Effectiveness of Child Welfare Workers for Child Victims of Trauma, and about how to request a training for your organization, visit the OVC TTAC website at https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspChildWelfareWorkers.cfm.

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