Engaging to Build Trusting Relationships
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Engagement is core to child welfare work with families. This skill based training is built on the philosophy that in order for workers to engage families in a change-oriented process through trust-based relationships, they need knowledge of and the ability to apply engagement skills, stages of change, a strength based perspective, a solution-focused approach, and teaming with families to create plans for change throughout the life of a case.
This training addresses culturally appropriate engagement, developing a long term view and listening to the family's story, strengths based approach and the challenge lens, family systems dynamics, solution focused engagement, stages of change and working through resistance.
Engagement skills training provides a framework to create the desired core conditions necessary for building trust with families: genuiness, respect, empathy and competence. The skills of exploring, focusing, and guiding are emphasized to create the desired core conditions. Skill development is emphasized in this training and there will be opportunity to practice throughout the session.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Foundation training is intended for new child welfare (child protective services and juvenile justice) staff with under one year of experience, or for child welfare professionals who, with their supervisors, have determined that this foundation course meets their training needs.
Last Updated: December 2, 2013
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Intertribal Child Welfare Training Partnership - UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership - Southern Partnership - Western Wisconsin Partnership - Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System - Behavioral Health Training Partnership - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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