This learning program prepares learners to use motivational interviewing and strengths-based engagement strategies to better communicate with children and families and support their continued progress toward applying solutions to family challenges. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered approach to strengthen motivation and commitment to change. This approach can help Child Welfare professionals express compassion, partnership and respect — even in challenging situations. Before attending this instructor-led training, learners must complete all course prerequisites listed below, an online pre-test and an eLearning module.
Who Should Attend?
Direct service staff working in Child Welfare.
- Focus on family strengths and resilience.
- Be trained to create strengths-based partnerships with children and families through effective communication.
- Help families and children work toward establishing and reaching their goals through these partnerships.
Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed a 30-minute eLearning course.
Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:
- An online pre-test.
- A 30-minute eLearning course.
- A one-day, instructor-led workshop.
- An online post-test.
Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion. A 30-minute eLearning course will be made available as a refresher for learners after course completion.
Continuing Education Units
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 6.5 contact hours/0.65 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.
Register for this course by logging in to Cornerstone, browse for the course name and complete all information. For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at WIhelpdesk@acs.nyc.gov or call (212) 748-1898.