Program Course Check List – Family Centered Specialist (PDF)
Following Provisional Certification, which occurs in Module 6: Putting It All Together, the training coordinators will enroll specialists into their Post CORE Required Levels. Those courses are as follows:
CW 1005: Specialized Child Protective Services Policy
CW 1004: Family Centered Services for CPS Specialists
CW 1115: Child Safety Meetings
CW 1006: Permanency Planning
*CW 1020: Family Centered Services for FCS Specialists
*This course may or may not be required depending on if the specialist is sharing time in FCS or Permanency Planning. CW 1020 is not required to be completed prior to carrying a partial caseload, as it is offered less frequently. This course must be completed prior to specialists being fully Certified (100% caseload). The pre-requisite for this course is completion of CORE and CW 1006: Permanency Planning.
Once these Post CORE Required Levels courses are completed, specialists will be considered Provisionally Certified and eligible to carry a partial caseload (50%).
During the next 18 months, training coordinators will enroll specialists into ongoing Levels training courses, which include:
CW 1024: Domestic Violence
CW 1009: Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse. This is a two part course and the online portion of this course is required to be completed prior to being enrolled into the classroom.
CW 1100: Early Childhood Development
CW 1002: Introduction to Childhood Sexual Abuse
CW 1100: Child Development
CW 1016: Overview of the Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program (OKSA)
CW 2005: Advanced CPS
CW 2025: Medical Aspects
Level 1 Post Core Learning
Introduction to Child Sexual Abuse
Introduction to working with children who have been sexually abused.
Family Centered Services for CPS Specialists
This Level 1 training is designed specifically for the CPS specialist to equip them with the knowledge and skills to address the area of practice where CPS and FCS intersect.
Specialized Child Protective Services Policy
This is a 2 day course. This training is mandatory for new Hotline and Child Protective Services specialists who have completed CORE training. Specialists will be enrolled into this training by CW Training Coordinators following the successful completion of Provisional Certification.
This course is required for all Family Center Services and Permanency Planning specialists and occurs after CORE. CW Training coordinators will enroll specialists into this course following successful completion of Provisional Certification.
Online: Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse
The Oklahoma Child Welfare Behavioral Health: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders training provides information about mental health and substance use disorders and supports the practice of skills that are helpful in working with families.
Overview of the Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program (OKSA)
This training will provide specialists with the philosophy and best practice techniques for specialists who work with older adolescents in out-of-home placement.
Family Centered Services for FCS Specialists
Pre-Requisites: CW 1006 This Level 1 training is an overview of policy and best practice in Family Centered Service casework. The training will build off the information learned in CW 1006 to increase knowledge and skills of the FCS specialist.
This training is intended to explore the impact of domestic violence on families who are involved with the Child Welfare system.
Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare
Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare teaches typical childhood development and how to identify signs of atypical development. It addresses the importance of early relationships and early environments. The importance of attachment and attachment styles are taught as well as the impact trauma, grief and loss have on development.
Child Safety Meetings
This training will provide specialists an overview of Child Safety Meetings (CSM) in Child Welfare. Specialists will leave with an understanding of the main purpose of a CSM, an introduction to the six stage decision making models, and their responsibility prior to, during and after the CSM.
Level 2 Intermediate Learning
Child Welfare Specialists in specialized tracks must complete their Level II training within 36 months of their CORE graduation date.
Advanced Child Protective Services
This training is designed for specialists working in the field longer than one year to remain current on CPS policy and practice changes.
Medical Aspects of Child Abuse
This training focuses on injuries associated with child abuse, particularly fractures, head trauma, and other injuries that may be misdiagnosed as accidental.