The following trainings are offered throughout the year by the Consortium for Child Welfare. All trainings are approved for CEUs through the Washington DC Board of Social Work. Please visit www.consortiumforchildwelfare.org to register.
Child Welfare Trauma Training is designed to teach basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children in the child welfare system who have experienced traumatic stress. It also teaches how to use this knowledge to support children’s safety, permanency, and well-being through case analysis and interventions tailored for them and their biological and resource families.
The HIV/AIDS and Social Work training will provide an introduction to HIV/AIDS Basics including biology, transmission, prevention, treatment, and care. Participants will be provided with a conceptual framework for working with HIV/AIDS clients and general framework for ethical considerations when providing HIV/AIDS services. A brief introduction to the CFSA Policy on HIV/AIDS will also be included in the training.
6 ethics CEUS
The Strength Based Model for Working with Families Affected by HIV/AIDS training will provide participants with an overview of the strength based practice model with a focus on utilization of the approach within the child welfare social work. Topics will include an introduction of the strength based model, the role of the social worker, CFSA and Strength Based Practice, and using the approach when working with children and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS and Women will provide participants with facts and statistics specific to women in the area of HIV/AIDS. Discussions on the rates and mode of transmission and risk and vulnerabilities of minority women will weave throughout the training. The workshop will provide an understanding of the psychological factors realted to HIV/AIDS transmission, treatment and care that is unique to women. Skills for providing interventions and services to womena and families infected/affected with HIV/AIDS will be provided. Throughout the workshop stigma, discrimination and ethical issues will be presented and discussed in the areas of gender, disclosure, pregnancy, etc.
The HIV/AIDS 101: What Every Social Worker Should Know training will introduce HIV/AIDS statistics, biology, transmission, prevention, treatment and care. HIV/AIDS risk factors and skills for providing risk assessment and risk reduction will be presented. The information will be presented through discussion, videos, games and activities that facilitate learning and change in attitudes and behaviors.
*Prerequisite: HIV/AIDS101: What Every Social Worker Should Know.
The HIV/AIDS 102: What Every Social Worker Should Know will review HIV/AIDS Basics and delve deeper into the subject of stigma and discrimination including the effect of HIV/AIDS on families, communities and the nation and dealing with grief and loss to HIV/AIDS as a professional and on a personal level will be introduced. The national and local response to the epidemic will be introduced and discussed throughout the training. Participants will leave with the skills and knowledge to make a difference for their clients’ lives and in their own communities.
Providing Services in Complex Times: Working with Clients Living With HIV/AIDS and Co-occuring Mental Health Diagnoses (NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project)
Identify mental health challenges and strengths across the spectrum of living with HIV/AIDS. Participants will review the role of social workers in providing culturally competent services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and co-occuring diagnosis. Tools to access mental health issues including substance abuse and sever mental illness will be obtained. Participants will identify, describe, and formulate relevant social work interventions with persons with HIV and co-occuring disorders.
The Role of Social Work in Medication Treatment Adherence: HIV/AIDS as a Case Study (NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project)
Social Workers are a part of a community of persons that can promote and support adherence to complex medication regiments. This workshop will highlight several key concepts including the bio-psycho-social spiritual perspective of our work; the social work role in promoting strength-based practice; diversity and culturally competent practices and ADHERE, a model for facilitating and supporting medication adherence.
Working with individuals and families who are experiencing domestic violence involves a number of potential ethical dilemmas which must be addressed. Issues to bear in mind include possibility of personal bias, ability to competently handle situations, ability to ensure the safety of all involved, address multicultural issues, provide on-going support to the client and/or family, and provide referrals where necessary. In addition to the above topics, this seminar will also address informed consent, supervision and consultation issues.
The presentation will provide service providers with the skills and strategies when working with individuals contemplating or going through disclosure. Discussion of the pros and cons of disclosing HIV status and the importance of open, honest communication between parents and children to facilitate prevention at home. The workshop will provide a forum for discussion on best practices for dealing with the responses of family, children and friends as well as the individual to the disclosure.
The Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Ethics training will identify the differences between beliefs, morals, ethics, values, laws, human rights, social responsibilities, and freedoms. Participants will be able to identify and articulate ethical issues that may arise in a variety of practice settings and organizational contexts and how to draw upon the help of supervisors, attorneys, professional associations, and other sources of assistance when faced challenging ethical issues. By applying critical thinking skills (making use of deontological, teleological, and virtue ethics) to assist with the resolution of ethical issues, the participants will be able to apply conflict resolution strategies and skills to engage clients, coworkers, and others in collaborative discussions of ethical issues.