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 1004: Family Centered Services for CPS Specialists
CW 1005: Specialized Child Protective Services Policy
CW 1006: Permanency Planning
CW 1115: Child Safety Meetings
*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 1002: Introduction to Childhood Sexual Abuse
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 1024: Domestic Violence
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.
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.
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.
This class is not currently available.
Exploring the Child Welfare Substance Abuse Connection
This class is not currently available.
Overview of the Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program
This training will provide specialists with the philosophy and best practice techniques for specialists who work with older adolescents in out-of-home placement.
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.
Guiding Principles Overview
CW 2057 has moved to a Level 1 course, and is now CW 1057.
Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare
CW 2111 has moved to a Level 1 course and is now CW 1100.