Continuing Education Opportunities

Executive Function Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Executive function and self-regulation skills are like an air traffic control system in the brain—they help us manage information, make decisions, and plan ahead. We need these skills at every stage of life, and while no one is born with them, we are all born with the potential to develop them. But, how do we do that? The Center on the Developing Child created this Guide to Executive Function to walk you through everything you need to know about these skills and how to develop and practice them throughout life.                                                                                                                                                  https://developingchild.harvard.edu/guide/a-guide-to-executive-function/

Video Series Children, Violence & Trauma                                                                                                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8vZxDa2KPM (Children, Violence, & Trauma – Introduction)                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EyvaEk0K-k (Children, Violence, & Trauma – Treatments that Work)                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64jsmsSa-_U (Children, Violence, & Trauma – Community Based Approaches)

The ACE Study: Building Self-Healing Communities with Robert Anda
https://www.albertafamilywellness.org/resources/video/the-ace-study-building-self-healing-communities 

The Raising of America documentary
http://raisingofamerica.org/

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren website 
http://grg.colostate.edu/index.php

The Relationship Between FASD and ADHD |Gwendolyn Messer, M.D.
Watch Video of Recorded Webinar

Positive Parenting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In this course you will learn practical techniques for parenting after separation and understand how to meet the needs of children affected by difficult separations and divorces.                                                                                                                                                              https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/positive-parenting 

Family First Act                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Learn about new legislation regarding keeping kids at home.                                                                                                                                                            https://www.mtncasa.org/family-first-act/ 

Learning Resilience
InBrief: Resilience Series
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/inbrief-resilience-series/

Tipping the Scale: The Resilience Game
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/resilience-game/

Adverse Childhood Experiences
ACEs and Toxic Stress: FAQ
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/aces-and-toxic-stress-frequently-asked-questions/

Child Development
Training Module: Executive Function
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/training-module-executive-function/

Mandatory Reporting

If you have not completed the revised Mandatory Reporter Training please do so.  The training can be found at https://www.coloradocwts.com/mandated-reporter-training

Know when you should make the call by reviewing this helpful article.  http://co4kids.org/community/colorado-mandatory-reporters-you-need-make-call-yourself

Understand Mandatory Reporting Laws and Enforcement.   http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_31948549/mandatory-reporting-law-poorly-understood-and-seldom-enforcedThe Opioid Crisis and Foster Care

The Opioid Crisis
Learn more about this ever increasing issue affecting children and families by reviewing this article. http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/393129-opioid-crisis-sending-thousands-of-children-into-foster-care 

 

Please be sure to record all of your training time in Optima.  Please include the link to any online articles or trainings.  For in person trainings please include a summary, the names and credentials of the presenters for review by your Advocate Manager.

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