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We are pleased to bring you the Training Matters, the newsletter of the North Carolina Division of Social Services' Children's Services Statewide Training Partnership. Each issue of Training Matters will provide you with updates on new curricula, highlight special offerings, and give you the information you need to select and get the most out of the professional development opportunities offered by the Division. If there are particular topics or training events you would like to see addressed, please let us know.

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Current Issue

Vol. 18, No. 1: Expanding Our Capacity to Train NC's Child Welfare Workforce

Previous Issues

Vol. 17, No. 1: Why Training Matters
Vol. 16, No. 1: Focusing on Training Outcomes
Vol. 15, No. 1: Update on Child Welfare Training in NC
Vol. 14, No. 3: Lifebooks: A Great Way to Support Child Well-Being
Vol. 14, No. 2: Learning Resources for Father Engagement
Vol. 14, No. 1: Putting CQI in North Carolina's Toolbox
Vol. 13, No. 3: Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice: Training Resources
Vol. 13, No. 2: Substance Abuse and Child Welfare: Training Resources
Vol. 13, No. 1: Using Webinars to Support Child Welfare Practice in NC
Vol. 12, No. 3: NC's REAP Initiative, Coaching, and You
Vol. 12, No. 2: Foster Parent Training in North Carolina
Vol. 12, No. 1: Culturally Competent Practice with Kin Caregivers–Learning Resources
Vol. 11, No. 3: Update on Child Welfare Training in North Carolina
Vol. 11, No. 2: Training for North Carolina’s Child Welfare Supervisors
Vol. 11, No. 1: Building Awareness and Cultural Competency
Vol. 10, No. 2: How Do People Change?
Vol. 10, No. 1: Special Overview of NC's Child Welfare Training System
Vol. 9, No. 3: Resource Family Recruitment and Retention
Vol. 9, No. 2: Special Issue on Online Learning
Vol. 9, No. 1: Talking to Judges about CFTs
Vol. 8, No. 4: Court-Related Training Resources
Vol. 8, No. 3: Child Welfare Practice and Child Poverty in Rural NC
Vol. 8, No. 2: Support for Child and Family Team Meetings in NC
Vol. 8, No. 1: Web-based Learning for NC's Child Welfare Workforce
Vol. 7, No. 4: Promoting School Success: Resources for Child Welfare Workers and Families
Vol. 7, No. 3: ncswLearn.org: A New Tool for Child Welfare Training in NC
Vol. 7, No. 2: Learning Resources for Working with American Indian Families
Vol. 7, No. 1: Child Welfare Training: North Carolina Has Come a Long Way
Vol. 6, No. 3: Child Welfare Learning Resources Related to PTSD
Vol. 6, No. 2: Child Welfare Learning Resources Related to Meth
Vol. 6, No. 1: Parenting Classes and Child Welfare in North Carolina
Vol. 5, No. 4: Using Data in Child Welfare—Learning Resources
Vol. 5, No. 3: NC Kids—Good News for Adoption and Foster Care in North Carolina
Vol. 5, No. 2: Learn More about Working with Parents with Cognitive Limitations
Vol. 5, No. 1: Update on Child Welfare Training in North Carolina
Vol. 4, No. 3: New Cornerstones Series Promotes Family-Centered Practice
Vol. 4, No. 2: Supporting Partnerships Between Birth and Foster Parents
Vol. 4, No. 1: The Family-Centered Approach
Vol. 3, No. 4: Preservice Helps New Workers (and Supervisors) Get Their
Vol. 3, No. 3: New Training Courses Make their Debut in Spring 2002
Vol. 3, No. 2: The Collaborative
Vol. 3, No. 1: Helping Workers Apply What They Learn in Training
Vol. 2, No. 3: Supervisor's Role in Training is Critical
Vol. 2, No. 2: New Distribution Strategy for Child Welfare Training Schedule
Vol. 2, No. 1: Training and Turnover in Child Welfare in North Carolina
Vol. 1, No. 4: The Preservice: A Key First Step
Vol. 1, No. 3: Getting the Most Out of the 300 Series (and All Training)
Vol. 1, No. 2: The 200 Series--Tools to Help You Cultivate Your Practice
Vol. 1, No. 1: Child Welfare--How Training Fits with Practice

Our Sponsors

Training Matters is produced by the North Carolina Division of Social Services Children's Services Statewide Training Partnership, an organization dedicated to developing and delivering competency-based, job-relevant, accessible child welfare training.

Partners include:

N.C. Division of Social Services
N.C. Association of County Directors of Social Services
Center for Family and Community Engagement at NC State University
Independent Living Resources, Inc.
N.C. Child Welare Education Collaborative
University of North Carolina School of Social Work (Jordan Institute for Families)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Related Publications

Children's Services Practice Notes, for North Carolina's Child Welfare Workers
Fostering Perspectives, Views on Foster Care in North Carolina

We Want to Hear from You!

If you have questions or would like to comment about something that appears in Training Matters, please contact us. Address your comments to: Kathy Dobbs, Children's Services Staff Development, N.C. Division of Social Services, 820 S. Boylan Ave., MSC #2412 Raleigh, NC 27699-2412, State Courier: 56-20-25, E-mail: Kathy.Dobbs@dhhs.nc.gov, 919/527-6362.

Training Matters is designed and produced by John McMahon (jdmcmaho@unc.edu), Jordan Institute for Families, UNC-CH School of Social Work.

"The opinions and beliefs expressed herein are not necessarily those of the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. In an effort to serve readers, we sometimes reference other sources of information. Any reference of this sort is not necessarily an endorsement of these references."

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