Sample Training Module


Transforming Engagement: Keeping Children at the Center of Our Work

Transforming Engagement: Keeping Children at the Center of Our Work is a training curriculum for child welfare professionals. It consists of 12 one-hour modules designed to increase child welfare workforce preparedness and capacity in the engagement of children and youth. This training focuses of the development of knowledge and attitude competencies to help transform the culture of the child welfare workforce regarding the importance of building relationships with children and youth. It also focuses on engaging and partnering with children and youth in decision-making and empowering them to use their voices to influence decisions about their futures. The training will be available at no cost to all child welfare agencies that wish to incorporate any or all of the modules into their training curriculum.

Sample Module

Permanency Planning and Engagement

A module, Permanency Planning and Engagement, has been provided for your review. The Permanency Planning and Engagement module focuses on the role that authentic engagement plays in helping children and youth to participate in their own permanency planning. It explains various approaches to incorporating the voices of children and youth into the process. This module explores in depth the three types of permanency — relational, cultural and legal — and describes the importance of each. It also addresses some of the barriers to involving children and youth in permanency planning as well as strategies for addressing these barriers.


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PPT for Hawaii – view and download here


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