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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is currently offering the following free training opportunities, along with the option to earn a Basic Child Welfare Training Certificate.


Tele-Coaching

WHAT IS IT?

Connect with BIA, Tribal staff, and other child welfare professionals to improve your knowledge and skills, and discover solutions to specific cases when working with native children and families.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

  • Access presentations via computer or phone using Zoom. The link will be sent in an upcoming email.
  • Series begins Wednesday, May 13th and continues on the second Tuesday of each month from 9-10 am, Mountain Standard Time.
  • To register

DATES AND TOPICS

Dates Topics Archived Sessions
May 13 Introduction: How Your Core Values Impact This Work Introduction
June 10 Drug-endangered Children: How to Meet Children and Family Needs Session 2 Recording
July 8 Assessment/Differential Response: How to Put these Steps into Practice Session 3 Recording
Aug 11 Decision-making and Removals: Making the Best Decisions Possible Session 4 Recording
Sept 8 Great Ideas/Successful Programs: What's Working Out There? Session 5 Recording
Oct 13 Building Resilience: What You Can do for Children & Parents
Nov 10 Court-preparation/Testifying: Learning New Skills
Dec 8 Case Management: How to be More Effective

 

eLearning Courses

WHAT IS IT?

These web-based eLearning courses expand on the tele-coaching topics and are available 24/7, for drop-in learning for all child protection staff.

  • Trauma and ACEs (3 hrs)
  • Trauma-Informed Child Development (3 hrs)
  • Self-Care and Secondary Trauma (3 hrs)
  • Documentation in Child Protection (3 hrs)
  • Working with the Court to Protect Children (3 hrs)
  • Assessment and Differential Response (3 hrs)
  • Ethics in Child Protection (2 hrs)

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

The eLearning courses are located below and are available anytime. To start, click on the button below that says start here and follow these steps:

  1. If this is your first time signing in, select “Create New Account.”
  2. Read the Moodle Cloud privacy policy and click “next” on the left-hand side.
  3. Read the Moodle Cloud cookies policy and click “next” on the left-hand side.
  4. Check the boxes indicating you agree to the previous policies, then click “next” on the left-hand side.
  5. Choose your username and password. 
  6. Enter your personal information and click on “Create My New Account.” 
  7. Once you are logged in, click on the “Home” button, located under your profile or to the left of your dashboard. 
  8. Select the BIA logo to access the courses. Enjoy your training!

If you have any questions or trouble signing up for the eLearning courses, contact ccfwd@umontana.edu.

Basic Child Welfare Training Certificate

WHAT IS IT?

A certificate program to demonstrate your proficiency in the child protection processes.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

  • Complete the following training modules:
    Trauma-Informed Child Development, Working with the Courts, Assessment & Differential Response, and Self-Care & Secondary Trauma
  • Participate in five monthly tele-coaching training sessions
  • Complete 12 hours of ongoing child welfare training

To sign up for participation in the certificate program, email ccfwd@umontana.edu.

The monthly presentations are sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and University of Montana’s Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development. All cases are monitored for confidentiality and are for training purposes only.

Additional Resources

Resources/
Handouts
Resources and Handouts
Training Tip
Sheets
Check out the Training Tip Sheets
Podcasts
Listen to some podcasts
Grant Writers
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