The Oklahoma Child Welfare Behavioral Health: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders training provides information about behavioral health and substance use disorders and supports the practice of skills that are helpful in working with families. This training is designed for two purposes: 1) to build foundational skills to enable crucial conversations with families regarding the safety and protection of children affected by behavioral health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders in the home, and 2) to teach Child Welfare Specialists (CWS) how to build effective partnerships with the Oklahoma Child Welfare and Behavioral Health systems. The information learned from the SAMHSA National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare online curriculum, Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals is expanded in this training through discussions of Oklahoma-based behavioral health interventions, policies, procedures, and through active applications that will assist CWSs in collaborating with families to address their behavioral health issues.
CW 1009 Online: Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse is a pre-requisite to attending this one day seminar. In order to be eligible to attend this seminar, a copy of your certificate of completion for the online tutorial will need to be submitted and validated. Please submit all certificates to Child Welfare Training.
Steps to Attend CW 1009 Seminar: Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse:
After completing the CW 1009 Online course, you will need to submit your certificate to Child Welfare Training for validation. Once validated, the coordinator will work with you to enroll you in the next available seminar.
This training is mandatory for all new specialists who have completed Core and who have completed the required pre-requisite, CW 1009 Online: Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse.