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Assessor Tier I Resources:

Supervisor Coaching Tool for Assessor Skill Building Activities

Tier I Skill Building Activities are now listed as the first item under each Tier One module below

Services for Birth Parents

Placement Strategies Post-Finalization Adoption Assistance Family & Child Assessment

Pre-Finalization Adoption Services

(OPTIONAL) Tier-One Learning Lab for Assessors

Assessor Tier II Resources:

Supervisor Coaching Tool for Assessor Skill Building Activities

Tier II Skill Building Activities are now listed as the first item under each Tier One module below

Achieving Permanency

Diversity Competence in Permanency Planning Gathering & Documenting Background Information Openness in Adoption ODJFS 1680 Form
  • You may obtain the JFS 01680 at http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/inter.asp
  • Select Search/Sort by: "Form Number"; search for "01680"; click on "Search.” To print a form that you can fill out by hand, select "Fill In" under PDF. To download a form that you can fill out and save on your computer, select "MS Word."

Assessor Refresher Resources:

Supervising Assessors:

Caseworker Core Resources:

Field Guide to Child Welfare (Rycus & Hughes). The Field Guide covers all of the Caseworker Core competencies and many of the specialized and related competencies for caseworkers. It is available in text format through the Child Welfare League of America or can be accessed for free online by anyone employed at an Ohio PCSA. To do so, email a request including the name of your PCSA. Download a one-page flyer on the Field Guide. The Field Guide is comprised of the following four volumes:

  • Volume I: Foundations of Child Protective Services
  • Volume II: Case Planning and Family-Centered Casework
  • Volume III: Child Development and Child Welfare
  • Volume IV: Placement and Permanence

Caseworker Core Module Handouts


Supervisor Core Resources:

Module 1: Supervising Casework Practice

Module 2: Leadership in Child Welfare

Module 3: Leading Change and Managing Conflict

Module 4: Assessing and Evaluating Individual Staff Performance

Module 5: Professional Development of Staff

Module 6: Building a Highly Effective Team

Culture and Diversity Resources:

Trauma Resources:

NCTSN's Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit Handouts

Module 1: Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice: Introduction to the Essential Elements (Module 1 and Module 2 of NCTSN curriculum)

Module II: The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Behavior, Development, and Relationships (Module 3 of NCTSN curriculum)

Module III: Assessment of a Child’s Trauma Experiences (Module 4 of NCTSN curriculum)

Module IV: Providing Support and Managing Stress (Module 5 and 6 of NCTSN curriculum)

Post Training Action Planning Tool:

Personal Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice Action Plan: Daily Strategies


Sexual Abuse Intervention Module Resources:

Investigating Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Family Search and Engagement Resources:


Differential Response Resources:



Preservice Resources:


Foster Care Fundamentals Resources:

Fundamentals of Fostering Flyer and Workshop Descriptions

Recognizing and Responding to Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused Handouts

Discipline Handouts

The Effects of Fostering

Engaging Primary Families

Defusing Crisis Safely and Sanely Handouts

Culture Issues in Foster Care Handouts

Understanding and Building Attachment

Adolescent Development Handouts

Fostering Self-Reliance in Youth Handouts

Child Development Fundamentals Handouts

Early Childhood Development Handouts

School Age Development Handouts

Healthy Sexual Development of Children and Teens

Role of Caregivers in the Healthy Sexual Development of Children and Teens


Trauma Resources:

NCTSN's Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Participant Handbook 






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