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Are you falling short on your 40 hours of continuing training? Is going to a full day of training challenging?  If you answered yes, then eLearning is perfect for you! Browse through our webinar options. The hours you complete will be counted toward your 40 hours of continuing training.

What Other Topics Should CCTA Cover in Future Webinars?

Requirements: You must have a CACWT account to access the webinars.

Description: The educational topic was focused on tips for aligning and integrating local policy and procedures to support SDM practice.

Training Credit: 

  • Q1 - 1.5 hours
  • Q2 - 2 hours

Topics Covered: 

  • SDM Core Team Discussion Forum
  • SDM Core Team Meeting Updates
  • Building Toward Achieving SDM Goals
  • Implementing and Supporting Practice Improvement
  • Quantitative Versus Qualitative
  • SDM Fidelity Oversight Structure
  • Implementation Timeline

View SDM Core Team Q1

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Notes for this webinar

Description: The CANS for Administrators webinar is live! CANS is a multi-purpose tool that supports decision-making, including level of care and service planning, which allows for the monitoring and outcome of services.

Training Credit: 2 hours

View CANS for Administrators


  • Continue to understand and explore the value of assessing Organizational Readiness Building for "knowing where we stand," and then planning for and addressing how to get better.
  • Revisit some initial local next steps across counties for digging deeper into assessing ORB
  • Share what we learned and develop some next steps (based on what you have learned through the assessment process) to increase readiness for CPM in your counties
  • Share thoughts for planning December Managers Summit

Training Credit: 1.5 hours

View Central County Voices in Assessing Organizational Readiness Building 

Description: This webinar series will be a 7-part series covering in detail each of the Items of the
Case Review OSRI tool. The webinars will be based on the 4-day training, Reviewer’s
Brief, QA Brief, TA webinars hosted by CDSS, SOP/CFSR Crosswalk, a completed
case review example, and participant examples. The goal of each webinar is to review
the specified item(s) in detail and then discuss using examples, activities, and


  • Participants will leave the training with a deeper understanding of each
    of the items.
  • Participants will leave the training understanding the connection and inter-relatedness between items.
  • Participants will leave the training with resources to help support their work.
  • Participants will be able to complete the OSRI Tool.
  • Participants will appreciate the importance of remaining objective and seeking to collect information to analyze the county Child Welfare system.

Training Credit: 1.5 hours

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Description: This series of webinars will focus on one key factor that has emerged as vital to the success of continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts in child welfare agencies: top management commitment. The importance of this factor has become clear from work around California, from child welfare agencies across the country, and from lessons from industry. Far and away, the most successful improvement industries have had is top management’s commitment to and personal involvement in continuously improving quality. While it is possible to make selective improvements, driven by groups of committed individuals or middle managers, continuous improvement cannot be sustained without top management making such efforts a priority. Top management is also needed to break down barriers between units; barriers that impede progress.

Training Credit: 1.5 hours each

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  • Participants will be able to describe two methods to decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the field and in the office.
  • Participants will be able to identify who are “high risk” individuals for contracting COVID-19.
  • Participants will be able to identify two resources for accurate and up-to-date COVID-19 information-locally and nationally/globally.

Training Credit: 1.5 hours

View COVID-19 Safety Training for Social Services

Webinar Q&A 1

Webinar Q&A 2

Description: Denise Goodman, Ph.D is hosting a series of webinars.  The first webinar in this series, “From Plan to Action: Implementing and Tracking Our Recruitment Efforts Webinar” is now available.  This webinar will explore the common roadblocks to successful implementation of a recruitment plan and how to identify your obstacles.  In addition, tools to help track progress and monitor the growth of resource families will be provided.  To get the most out of this session, please have your most recent recruitment plan in front of you.

Training Credit: 2 hours

View Implementing and Tracking our Recruitment Efforts

Presenter: Dan Thorne, LMFT

Description: This webinar will cover 3 interventions for youth that are involved in high-risk behaviors. What are the common threads in working with youth that exhibit high-risk behaviors in a residential, mental health outpatient, or foster family agency setting? How do we use this information to work with these youth? How do we improve how we identify these youth?

Training Credit: 0.5 hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common behaviors which occur in high-risk situations

  • Develop means to assess risk in youth

  • Learn about upcoming PRAXES webinars

View High Risk Behaviors

Permission to use this webinar was granted by Dan Thorne, CEO of Praxes.


  • Understand what Organizational Readiness Building (ORB) is, why it is important for implementation, and some key elements that make it real 
  • Explore the value of assessing ORB, not as judgment, but as a strategy for “knowing where we stand” and then planning for and addressing how to get better
  • Set in motion some next steps for digging deeper about assessing ORB locally, then sharing our learning with each other at the next October webinar

Training Credit: 1.5 hours

View The Leader's Role in Building Organizational Readiness

Resources for Webinar

Description: In this webinar, Sarah Roush will go over some of the major health disparities that we see with this population. Why do we care about this from a clinical and public health perspective? What types of issue and disparities are we talking about? Also, she covers current terminology related to LGBTQ individuals and patients. Finally, she discusses the recommended sexual and reproductive health screening and counseling services for LGBTQ patients.

Training Credit: 2 hours

View LGBTQ Webinar

Presenters: Anna Johnson, Carolyn Ho, Alexis Barries, Lois Rasberry 

  1. Reproductive and Sexual Health Disparities for Youth in Foster Care
  2. Perspectives from Subject Matter Expert with Lived Experience
  3. CA Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89)
  4. SB89 Findings, County & Resource Spotlights, and Recommendations

Training Credit: 1.5 Hours

View SB 89 Implementation in the Bay Area: What can We Learn as a State?

Description: Provides an overview of the resources and information contained in the toolkit. Provides basic information on the following items: 

  • Overview of Immigrant Children and Families & Pathways into the Child Welfare System
  • Trauma & Immigrant Families
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Immigration Relief Options
  • Working with Detained/Deported Parents
  • Working with Foreign Consulates and Embassies

Training Credit: 1.5 Hours

View Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for Immigrant Children and Families

Description: With the passage of the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (SB 89), all California foster youth age 10 and older are required to be informed of their reproductive and sexual health rights annually in an age and developmentally appropriate manner.

As part of the Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (LA RHEP), John Burton Advocates for Youth has developed a series of youth fact sheets for case managers to communicate this important information. Accompanying the youth factsheets is a guide that includes age-appropriate conversation starters to help them navigate these sensitive conversations. Fact sheets are available for three age groups: tweens/early adolescents, middle adolescents, and transition-aged youth/young adults.

Training Credit: 1.5 hours

View Age-Appropriate, Medically Accurate Sexual Health Fact Sheets Webinar

Permission to use this webinar was granted by John Burton, Advocates for Youth.


  • Describe the context of pandemics and getting through them
  • Recognize how the pandemic affects people, people who are helpers as they also try to take care of self, and people involved in child welfare who have already experienced traumas
  • Explore coping strategies and the important role of leaders at multiple levels(existing county strategies to care for self and others; organizational strategies with teams and the work)
  • Share tools and resources for how to cope and support the child welfare workforce

Training Hours: 2 hours

View What to expect in the Age of Pandemics and How to Cope and Support the Child Welfare Workforce


Participants will be able to identify:
  • Safety & Risk considerations in determining virtual contact 
  • Ways to prepare for a virtual contact
  • Technology options available
  • Skills utilized in a virtual format 
  • Benefits of video conferencing due to the current circumstances

Training Hours: 1.5 hours

View Children and Families in Family Maintenance Webinar

Participants will be able to identify:
  • Safety and risk considerations to determine virtual contact
  • Ways to prepare for a virtual contact 
  • Technology options available
  • Skills and support strategies 
  • Benefits of virtual contacts

Training Hours: 1.5 hours

View Virtual Contacts With Children/Youth In Out Of Home Placement

Webinar Resources - Shared Examples and Question Responses