NEW WORKERS

Course ID
CSP111C11
Format
Online
Duration
14 hr 0 min
Status
Offered

This two day course is provided by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Tribal Training and Certification Partnership, as part of a collaboration with the MNCWTA. It is now a required part of new worker Foundations training. The curriculum was developed in partnership between the TTCP at UMD along with Minnesota tribes, and its delivery by the TTCP is approved by the Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council in Minnesota. During this course, workers will recognize the historical, political, and legal underpinnings of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA); understand and apply both the spirit and letter of the ICWA and MIFPA; and understand their role in ensuring positive outcomes for American Indian children, their families, and tribes.

Course ID
CSP111C2
Format
Online
Duration
18 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
This classroom introduces new workers to the steps of screening, intake and investigation in the life of a case. Skills in interviewing and engaging families are practiced to support ongoing partnerships. Discussion and a case study are incorporated that address safety, risk, engagement, assessment, strengths and needs, culture, service plan development, and child well-being. ICWA and its application are covered as it related to ensuring active efforts for eligible cases.

Course ID
CSP111C3
Format
Online
Duration
18 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
This classroom focuses on further steps of a case relating to review of placement activities such as identifying relatives, development of an out of home placement plan, entering case data, and permanency planning. A case study is incorporated to practice effective case planning, evidence gathering and documentation, court involvement, and child placement. Best practices and federal and state legal mandates are covered when working with American Indian families and tribes across the life of all types of cases.

Course ID
CSP111C4
Format
Online
Duration
18 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
This classroom will go in further depth on worker functions and skills throughout the life of a case, including identifying maltreatment, documentation, court documentation and processes, and determining permanency options. End of permanency case management including extended foster care and youth in transition will be integrated with resources and connections to earlier classrooms. The classroom will review key guidelines in intake, screening, and permanency and resources (forms, statues, safety practice tools, and SSIS etc.) that are central to child protection practice. Worker sustainability and professionalism will also be included to model and share positive and healthy professional development practices.

Course ID
CSP801
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 55 min
Status
Offered
This course explains how to navigate through the web-based modules of foundation training. It will also teach about the Minnesota Child Welfare Practice Model and how it applies to your practice with children and families.

Course ID
CSP803
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 25 min
Status
Offered

Course ID
CSP804
Format
Online
Duration
2 hr 10 min
Status
Offered
Overview of federal & state regulations that impact provision of CW services. Introduces legislation that affects work with children & families of color. Content presented at introductory level; classroom builds on info learned in this module.

Course ID
CSP805
Format
Online
Duration
2 hr 25 min
Status
Offered
Introduces connections between culture, communication, ethics & family engagement – and need for workers to develop responsiveness in these areas. Topics covered more during classroom training.

Course ID
CSP806
Format
Online
Duration
3 hr 5 min
Status
Offered
Introduces & addresses family systems & stressors, general child development, adverse impacts of maltreatment on development, & child sexual abuse. Includes supplemental documents; Post-Test questions may be asked regarding the information, concepts and principles presented in the additional resources.

Course ID
CSP807
Format
Online
Duration
3 hr 5 min
Status
Pending
A series of web-based lessons covering the intake, screening, and pathway assignment of child maltreatment reports. Key elements of the Family Investigation Response to allegations of child maltreatment. Key elements of the Family Assessment Response to allegations of child maltreatment. Quiz on child maltreatment response pathway assignment. A series of web-based lessons covering the intake, screening, and pathway assignment of child maltreatment reports. An introduction and resources related to agency response pathways for child maltreatment.

Course ID
CSP809
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 0 min
Status
Pending
Accurate assessment of child safety & risk of maltreatment is integral to all CW decision making processes. Ability to identify maltreatment risks & factors that affect safety is critical to accurate assessment. Workers must know how to use standardized assessment tools to inform & guide assessment decisions. The SDM process helps workers make objective judgments about a family’s presenting situation & guides decisions to achieve child safety.

Course ID
CSP810
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 7 min
Status
Offered
Worker safety in the office and field; worker self-care.

Course ID
CSP812
Format
Online
Duration
2 hr 20 min
Status
Offered
Identifies service planning steps for children remaining in the home, as well as children in out-of-home placements. Learn service plan implementation & provision. Introduces best interest factors, how to prepare children, families, & resource families for placement. Concurrent permanency planning is defined, along w/identification of permanency options, & strategies to achieve permanency.

Course ID
SSIS111C2
Format
Online
Duration
3 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
This three hour training is taken following Foundation Classroom 2. It applies policy to practice in documentation through the application of SSIS functions. Participants work through a family investigation case study. It emphasizes the early stages of a case including Intake, Transitioning to Assessment, Structured Decision Making, and Tracking Determinations from Family Assessment to Family Investigation.

Course ID
SSIS111C3
Format
Online
Duration
TBD
Status
Offered
This 3 hour training is taken following Foundation Classroom 3. It applies policy to practice in documentation through the application of SSIS functions. Participants work through a permanency case study. It emphasizes an overview of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) Screen Functionality, Participant Folder Entry including Court Actions, Permanency Screens and Out of Home Placement Planning, and Case Management Risk Reassessment.

Course ID
SSISE101
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
This course covers basic navigation of the SSIS main screen. Students will also learn about the development of SSIS, the impact use of SSIS has on clients, and get hands-on experience navigating the SSIS main screen.

Course ID
SSISE102
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
Students will use the Person Search function to find individuals in SSIS. The course also covers how SSIS categorizes individuals in the database, how to search for different types of participants and navigate search criteria available to effectively find information.

Course ID
SSISE103
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
SSIS Essentials 103 covers the differences between intakes, workgroups and cases and get an overview of the characteristics of each. Students will get hands-on experience reviewing the different categories of Intake and Workgroup searches, including brief descriptions of each one.

Course ID
SSISE104
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
Intakes are the first point of contact we have with any client or service provider. This course covers the initial process for entering basic information for a new intake. Understanding the intake process is beneficial to all roles, since all data entry starts with an intake. Students will complete a sample child protection intake up to the point where classroom training begins. There is also a sample adult protection intake for review.

Course ID
SSISE105
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
This course in the SSIS Essentials curriculum provides an overview of the Chronology functions in a workgroup. In addition, learners will have the opportunity to create activities using both the Chronology functions and the User Activity Log for Time Reporting. Upon completion, learners may take SSIS Essentials 106 - Data Clean-up, Reminders and Alerts

Course ID
SSISE106
Format
Online
Duration
1 hr 0 min
Status
Offered
This final course in the SSIS Essential curriculum covers the use of the Data Clean-up tool for workgroups as well as use of the Reminders and Alerts Log in SSIS. Once complete, agency staff may register for the SSIS Child Protection Worker or SSIS Adult Protection Worker.