This training is designed for those programs that partner with Permanency Planning Workers to ensure safety and a swift journey toward permanency for every child. This training is intended to broaden the scope of learning by reviewing the journey families take through the child welfare system, deprived court system, and the Oklahoma Child Welfare theory. Its purpose is to equip worker with the frame work of the systems they are working within and the ability to guide families through it. This training stresses the relevance of the permanency journey beginning at removal and explores the impact that each program has on the achievement of permanency. This training focuses on components of the practice model relevant to CPS, Adoption, and Foster Care staff such as intentional visitation, initial meetings, family team meetings, diligent searches, monthly worker visits, the impact of removal and multiple placements, and trauma services. This information is delivered through lecture, class discussion, videos, and group activities. This classroom training is designed to provide basic instruction & motivation and to be followed up with real time practice and supervisor/mentor feedback to embed the learning into a worker’s repertoire of practice skills.
Training Group: This class is intended for CPS workers, Foster care workers, and adoption workers. It is a compilation of components of Permanency Planning I and II which are shared with and relevant to these three programs. It is designed for a level II worker who has approximately 12 to 24 months of child welfare experience.