Previously Adoption & Foster Care
Level 1 Post Core Learning
Following testing in Mod 4, specialists will continue to Mods 5 and 6 based on their scores from Mod 4. In some cases, a specialist may need to take an additional 30 days prior to enrollment in Mod 5 and Mod 6. See Certification Handbook for more specifics.
Module 5 contains a variety of training topics that are relevant to all programs, whereas Mod 6 has specific programmatic emphasis. Below are the classes, listed in preferred priority to complete.
Mod 5 preferred priority is: CW 1024 Domestic Violence, CW 1003 Cross-Cultural Competency, CW 1150 Specialist Safety
Mod 6 preferred priority is: CW 1004 Family Centered Services, CW 1005 Specialized Child Protective Services, CW 1115 Child Safety Meetings
CW 1008 Basic Legal is expected to be completed once a specialists is provisionally certified, which occurs after successful completion of Modules 5 and 6.
CW 1009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health is to be completed once a specialists obtains 75% caseload status, which follows completion of Phase 2.
CW 1002 Child Sexual Abuse, which can be taken following the completion of Phase 2 (75%).
The Training Coordinators will enroll all specialists into training from Core enrollment through Level 1 completion. Level 1 training courses are expected to be completed within 18 months of hire.
Introduction to Child Sexual Abuse
Introduction to working with children who have been sexually abused.
Cross Cultural Competence
This training challenges specialists to examine and better understand their own culture, norms, preconceptions, values, and belief systems.
Foster Care and Adoption New Specialist Training
This training is an overview of the foster care and adoption process.
This training will introduce Child Welfare Specialists to competencies to help them have a better understanding and working knowledge of the statutes related to child abuse and neglect and the juvenile court system.
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.
Resource Out of Home Investigations
This training pertains to child abuse/neglect referrals and CPS investigations/assessments of foster homes, trial adoptive homes and child care center/homes.
This training is intended to explore the impact of domestic violence on families who are involved with the Child Welfare system.
Resource Family Assessment
This training will guide Foster Care/Adoption Specialists, Contractors and Sub-Contractors through the process of assessing and preparing potential resource families.
Finding and Preparing For a Forever Home
This training is an overview of adoption process from termination of parental rights to adoption finalization.
Bridge Guiding Principles
Guiding Principles for Oklahoma Bridge Resource Families is the 9-session, 27-hour trauma-informed training curriculum for Oklahoma pre-service kinship, foster, and adoptive parents.
Child Safety Meetings
This training will provide specialists an overview of Child Safety Meetings (CSM) in Child Welfare.
The AM training will provide specialists with information on how to stay safe while in the field. The PM training will define secondary and vicarious trauma for new specialists.
Level 2 Intermediate Learning
Child Welfare Specialists in specialized tracks must complete their Level II training within 36 months of their CORE graduation date.
This class is not currently available.
Exploring the Child Welfare Substance Abuse Connection
This class is not currently available.
Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare
Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes training teaches typical childhood development for children and how to identify atypical development.