This learning program provides newly hired, direct service staff with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to begin their work in Prevention services. It is delivered in three phases, each focusing on the following area of practice:
- Building a Foundation for our Work
- Partnering with Families to Achieve Safety, Permanency and Well-being
- Promoting Child and Youth Well-being
This virtual learning program consists of a combination of eLearning courses and virtual, instructor-led sessions.
Who Should Attend?
Newly hired direct service staff working in Prevention services.
- Receive an overview of their role and responsibilities within the context of the Child Welfare system.
- Be trained to partner with families to create plans that address safety, behavioral change and well-being.
- Apply critical thinking techniques and a trauma-focused viewpoint to casework to improve outcomes for families.
- Better understand how implicit bias affects decision making in child welfare.
- Gain knowledge and practical skills to identify and address intimate partner violence.
- Be able to build relationships to improve assessments using strengths-based engagement.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete the following phases:
Continuing Education Units
Check individual courses for any available CEUs.
To register and for more information about this course, email Carla Ordonez at Carla.Ordonez@acs.nyc.gov. For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at WIhelpdesk@acs.nyc.gov or call (212) 748-1898.