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DHS Courses

 

The DHS Service Training Website is another great source of valuable trainings! Many of these trainings are open to Child Welfare Providers in addition to DHS staff.  Individuals enroll themselves in upcoming classes and webinars.  This effort encourages public and private child welfare workers to learn together and discuss policy and practice.

Training Opportunities! May – June, 2014

Registration @ Service Training Website

http://servicetraining.hs.iastate.edu/

Training opportunities from the partnership between DHS and Iowa State University.

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May

  • SP 542 “Motivational Interviewing”, 6 hours training at the following locations and dates. Instructor: Jeanie McCarville Kerber with up to 7.2 SW CEUs available.
  1. oMay 16 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in Des Moines.
  • May 5th - May 8th, SW 020 “Foundations of Social Worker 2 Practice” 8:30-4:30 each day, 24 hours training held in Des Moines.  Instructors: Kim Hanson and Shelly Ramus with up to 31.5 SW CEUs available.
  • May 5th – May 9th, CP 200 “Basic Training for Child Protective Workers” 8:30 am-4:30 pm each day, 30 hours training in Des Moines, IA.  Instructors: Lori Mozena, Christine Secrist, Jana Rhoads, Tony Montoya and Sue Potter with up to 34.2 SW CEUs available.
  • May 12th, SW 072 “Testifying in Juvenile Court” 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 6 hours training in in Clive.  Instructors:  Judge Larry Eisenhauer, Cory McClure and Mike Bandstra with up to 7.2 SW CEUs available.
  • May 13th, Webinar CC 861 “Family Led Assessments” 1:30-2:30 pm, 1 hour presentation via webinar.  Facilitators: Mike McInroy & Dennis Smithe
  • May 15th – May 16th, SW 071 “Legal Aspects” 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 12 hours training in Des Moines/Clive.  Instructor:  Mike Bandstra with up to 14.4 SW CEUs available.
  • May 19th, SW 603 “Sexual Abuse” 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 6 hours training in Des Moines.  Instructors: Rosanne Matuszek Van Cura and Dr. Gina Butteris with up to 6.9 SW CEUs available.
  • May 20th, SP 550 “DSM-5: The Essentials for Front Line Service Workers” 9:00 am-4:30 pm, 6 hours training in Des Moines.  Instructor: Nancee Blum, MSW, LISW, is a clinician and researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with up to 6.6 SW CEUs.
  • SP 539 “Facilitating FTDM with Domestic Violence” 8:30 am-4:30 pm 6 Hours training held at the locations listed below.  SP 534 Family Team Decision Making or an equivalent family team meeting training sponsored by CPPC is a prerequisite. This training meets required facilitator hours for continued training. Instructors:  Leah Kinnaird and Shelly Ramus with up to 7.8 SW CEUs available. Don’t miss the offering in your Service Area.
  1. oMay 21 8:30 am-4:30 am in Waterloo.
  2. oMay 22 8:30 am-4:30 am in Mason City.
  • May 23rd, SW 504 “Beyond the Basics:  Real Life Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals” 9:00 am-4:00 pm,   Instructor: Lisa D'Aunno with up to 6.8 SW CEUs.
  • May 28th, Webinar CC 355 “Cultural Competence in Child Welfare: Iowa's Changing Demographics” 1:00-2:30 pm, 1 hour 30 minutes presentation via webinar.  Instructors:  Michele Devlin, DPH and Mark Grey, PhD.
  • May 29 th, SP 533 “Shared Parenting – Family Interactions” 8:30 am-4:00 pm, 6 hours training held in Des Moines.   Instructors: Shelly Ramus and Kim Hanson with up to 6.9 SW CEU’s available. 

June

  • June 3rd - 5th, SP 534 “Family Team Decision Making” 8:30 am-4:30 pm each day, 18 Hours training held in Ames. Instructors Lori Mozena, MS,LMFT, Christine Secrist PhD, Katie Obert and Shelly Ramus with up to 21.6 CEUs available.
  • June 6th, SP 434 “Youth Transition Decision Making” 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 6 hours training at held at in Ames.   SP 534 Family Team Decision Making or the equivalent family team meeting training sponsored by CPPC is a prerequisite. Instructors: Wendy Havemann and Shelby Zirbel with up to 7.8 SW CEUs available.
  • June 6th, SP 642 “Advanced Motivational Interviewing” 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 6 hours training held in Des Moines.  Participants need to complete SP 542 Motivational Interviewing prior to attending this course.  Instructor:  Jeanie McCarville Kerber, MSW, MPA, LISW, Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer with up to 7.2 SW CEU’s available. 
  • June 9 th, SW 073 “Permanency & TPR” 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 6 hours training in Des Moines/Clive.  Instructors:  Judge Scott Rosenberg and Cory McClure, JD with up to 7.2 SW CEU’s available.
  • June 10 th, Webinar CC 862 “Family Well Being” 1:30-2:30 pm, 1 hour presentation via webinar. Facilitators: Mike McInroy & Dennis Smithe
  • June 11th -12 th , SP 301 “Impact of DV/SA” 8:30 am-4:30 pm 12 Hours training held in Des Moines. Instructors:  Leah Kinnaird, Lynn Puffer and Doug Cutts, Safety Education Officer from DSM Police Department with up to 12.25 SW CEU’s available.
  • June  13th, 23rd & 30th  SP 150 “Child Welfare Practice in Iowa” 3 sequential Webinars held 10:00 am-11:30 am; Instructors:  Kim Hanson and Shelly Ramus, with up to 5.4 SW CEUs available.
  • June 16th, SP 401 “Abusive Head Trauma” 8:30 am-4:30 pm 6 Hours training held in Des Moines.  Instructor: Resmiye Oral, M.D., Child Abuse Program Director, University of Iowa Children's Hospital with up to 7.2 SW CEU’s available.
  • June 16th, SW 506 “Reaching Higher:  Increasing Competency in Practice with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Systems” 9:00 am-4:30 pm 6 Hours training held in Des Moines.  Audience: DHS Supervisors of Case Workers. Instructor: Gerald Mallon, DSW, developer of the curriculum and authored 23 books at the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Silberman School  of Social Work, Hunger College, New York City with up to 7.2 SW CEU’s available.
  • June 17 th, SW 506 “Reaching Higher:  Increasing Competency in Practice with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Systems” 9:00 am-4:30 pm 6 Hours training held in Des Moines.  Audience: DHS Case Workers. Instructor: Gerald Mallon, DSW, developer of the curriculum and authored 23 books at the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Silberman School  of Social Work, Hunger College, New York City with up to 7.2 SW CEU’s available.
  • June 17 th -18 th, SP 535 “Assessing Throughout the Life of a Case” 8:30 am-4:00 pm each day, 12 hours training in Des Moines, IA.  Instructors: Jan Von Arb and Jana Rhoads with up to 14.4 SW CEUs available.
  • June 18th, SP 842 “Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors”, 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m.  6 Hours training held Des Moines with 6 hours training. Instructor: Jeanie McCarville Kerber with up to 6.3 SW CEU’s available.
  • SP 539 “Facilitating FTDM with Domestic Violence” 8:30 am-4:30 pm 6 Hours training held at the locations listed below.  SP 534 Family Team Decision Making or an equivalent family team meeting training sponsored by CPPC is a prerequisite. This training meets required facilitator hours for continued training. Instructors:  Leah Kinnaird and Shelly Ramus with up to 7.8 SW CEUs available. Don’t miss the offering in your Service Area.
  1. oJune 19 8:30 am-4:30 am in Cedar Rapids.
  • June 20th, Webinar SW 321 “Legislative, Appellate Court Decisions & ICWA Updates” 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, 2 hours training via webinar.  Instructor:  Jerry Foxhoven, Executive Director of the Neal & Bea Smith Legal Clinic, Professor of Law  with up to .24 SW CEU’s available.
  • June 20 th, Webinar CC 324 “ICWA: Purposes, Procedures & Practice Implications” 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2.0 hours training via webinar.  Instructor: Jerry Foxhoven Executive Director of the Neal & Bea Smith Legal Clinic, Professor of Law, .24SW CEUs available.

Reminder: New SW 2s must take SW 020 Foundations for Social Worker 2 Practice and new SW 3s must take CP 200 Basic Training prior to caseload assignments. 

If you find you are unable to attend a course once you register, please return to the DHS Service Training Website and cancel your booking.  Just simply follow the same steps that you do when registering except that you’ll be canceling your booking.

Register Now! Please note this is not a complete listing of courses.  Check the website for additional courses.

  • There is no cost to attend these courses and CEU’s are often available.
  • Please enroll promptly to secure your seat via the DHS Service Training Website @ http://servicetraining.hs.iastate.edu/
  • You must have an account – if you do not – see instructions below.
  • After signing in, go to the Training Categories drop down box and go to the series you are in which you are registering.
  • Then choose the course and date you wish to register for.
  • You will receive an email confirmation.

Website Instructions

 

Step 1 -   Log In 

For individuals who do not have an account: Open the website and click on the login prompt in the upper right hand corner of the home page.  Please set up your own account by following the instructions for “first time here” on the login page.  Accounts must be set up before you can register in a course session.  For supervisor please record their email address.

 After you have logged in, you may begin registering for course sessions. 

 

Step 2 – Registering for classes

Use the navigation bar at the top of the screen and hover over Training Categories.  Select and click on one of the categories that appear.  Scroll through the available courses.  For courses that you are interested in, click on that course, say “yes” when question pops up so that you can access more detail regarding the course.  You register for a course by clicking on a selected date and the sign-up under Options. 

 

This website is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Iowa State University Child Welfare Project.