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Description

Using objective evidence, recognizing patterns of behavior, considering families’ perspectives, and utilizing collaterals can improve decision-making in child welfare.  Skills to ensure incorporation of new information and to identify biases, including confirmation bias, will be examined in this course to improve decision making.

Qualifications of presenter: Dee Wilson has worked in the child welfare field since 1971. Mr. Wilson worked as a caseworker in public child welfare in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1971-74 and in Canon City, Colorado from 1974-78. From 1978-2004, Dee Wilson worked in various capacities for Washington State's child welfare system: CPS caseworker (1978-85), CPS supervisor (1985-89), area administrator in the Spokane office (1989-1995), training director (1995-97) and regional administrator in southwest Washington (1997-2004).  Since 2004, Mr. Wilson worked at the University of Washington and then went to work at Casey Family Programs as a consultant in child protection.

Length (hours)

3

Prerequisite

N/A

Audience

Social Workers, Supervisors

Dates and Locations

 
Centralia
External Registration Required
Classroom
October 25, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Centralia DCFS Office 3401 Galvin Road Centralia WA 98531, Newaukum Conference Map
Everett
External Registration Required
Classroom
January 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Everett DCFS Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201 Map
Kent
External Registration Required
Classroom
April 9, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Tahoma Conference Room Map
Lakewood
External Registration Required
Classroom
December 14, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Lakewood DCFS Office 6010 Main Street, Suite 100 Lakewood WA 98499, 114 Conference Map
Spokane
External Registration Required
Classroom
April 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Spokane Valley CSO 8517 East Trent Avenue Spokane WA 99212, Kalispel Room Map
Tumwater
External Registration Required
Classroom
April 4, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Dee Wilson
Location:
Tumwater DCFS Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501, Nisqually Conference Map

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110378

https://lms.dshs.wa.gov/?CourseId=22507427927

Tribal Members, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form http://alliancecatalog.org/course-registration-cwtap-students-tribal-workers-and-new-workers-without-lms-access