This learning program focuses on the practical application of strengths-based engagement and motivational interviewing skills when working with families who have been involved in the Child Welfare system multiple times. Learners are trained to explore the needs of such families. Before attending this instructor-led training, learners must complete all course prerequisites listed below and an online pre-test.
Who Should Attend?
Direct service staff and supervisors working in Child Protection, Prevention or Foster Care services.
- Better understand the needs of families with repeat involvement in the Child Welfare system.
- Strengthen their use of motivational interviewing skills when working with families with repeat involvement in the Child Welfare system.
- Be better able to engage with families with repeat involvement in the Child Welfare system and ensure they receive the support they need to achieve better outcomes.
Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed the Motivational Interviewing learning program offered through the ACS Workforce Institute or equivalent.
Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:
- An online pre-test.
- A one-day, instructor-led workshop.
- An online post-test.
Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of 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.