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 1006: Permanency Planning
*CW 1020: Family Centered Services for FCS Specialists
*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. Specialists will be enrolled into the next available course offering.
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
CW 1115: Child Safety Meetings
Level 1 Post Core Learning
Introduction to Child Sexual Abuse
Introduction to working with children who have been sexually abused.
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.
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
Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare teaches typical childhood development and how to identify signs of atypical development.