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Children's Alliance offers instructor-led and self-paced online courses.

Prospective and current foster and adoptive parents, select the course below for which you would like to enroll. You will be asked to log-in or create an account to register for the training.    


    Available courses

    This workshop is an overview of loss issues surrounding foster and adoptive placements. The "grief cycle", "pathway of grieving", and attachments tasks are some of the topics covered. This course is a 2-week, 8-hour, instructor-led, online course.  Please see website for additional information. This course will begin December 5, and close December 19, 2018.

    In this workshop participants will look at anger and aggression and explore strategies to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation. We will discuss communication techniques and the importance of managing ourselves and our emotions when intervening. It should take approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. Participants will receive a certificate for 2 credit hours.  This course opens on January 9, 2019 and will close on January 18, 2019

    This online course was developed as an overview course for current foster and adoptive parents and child welfare practitioners as way to review some of the information given in the TIPS MAPP pre-service program.

    The child welfare landscape has changed considerably since MAPP was first developed in 1986. As a group, children in foster care are older and their behavioral problems more challenging. MAPP has undergone several changes to ensure that all MAPP-licensed states and agencies are able to meet the needs of a changing child and family service population, The current version, TIPS MAPP is a Trauma Informed Care practice model that considers and responds to the needs of children and families who have been maltreated and traumatized.

     

    This online course was developed as an overview course for current foster and adoptive parents and child welfare practitioners as way to review some of the information given in the TIPS MAPP pre-service program.

    The child welfare landscape has changed considerably since MAPP was first developed in 1986. As a group, children in foster care are older and their behavioral problems more challenging. MAPP has undergone several changes to ensure that all MAPP-licensed states and agencies are able to meet the needs of a changing child and family service population, The current version, TIPS MAPP is a Trauma Informed Care practice model that considers and responds to the needs of children and families who have been maltreated and traumatized.

     

    This course is designed to meet the Kansas Department for Children and Families licensing requirements. It provides a basic knowledge of these topics: • Types, forms, and purposes of medication • Safe administration of medication, categories, usage and potential side effects of various medications • Look-a-like and sound-a-like medications This is an online, self-directed course. The training material is broken down into 5 training modules. After you read each module you will be asked a series of questions in relation to the material read. After answering all questions correctly in all modules, you will be sent a certificate to the e-mail you provide.

    "This class was developed as a self paced online course to assist you in understanding exposure to bloodborne pathogens in your work. The class is divided into 11 sections. You will be asked to take a pre and post test, watch a video and answer discussion questions. You must score 80% on the post-test and answer the discussion questions to successfully complete the course.

     

     

    During this course participants will review

    • statistics on the prevalence of child abuse and neglect
    • the definitions of abuse and neglect
    • the potential indicators of abuse and neglect
    • mandated reporter laws and requirements in Kansas

    Participants will receive a certificate for 2 hours of training when the course is completed.

    As child welfare professionals, we make decisions that affect other people. These decisions must be sound and socially right. We need to be reminded that the relationships we develop and how we conduct our "business" can and will affect those who depend on us to help them.

    This ethics course focuses on the relationships we develop with children, families and other professionals in the everyday work we do. No matter what your role is in child welfare (foster parent, worker, supervisor, therapist, counselor, administrator, etc.) how you interact with others can have lifelong impacts and it us up to each of us to decide whether those impacts will be positive or negative. 

    Those who complete this course will receive a certificate for 3 training hours.