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  1. OCWTP

Competencies (Universe of...)




Policy Manual

  RTC Standards
  1. ODJFS Initiatives

Differential Response Resources:

  1. Child Welfare Practice


  Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

The Field Guide to Child Welfare (Rycus & Hughes) 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



National Child Welfare Related Organization Web Links:

ABA Center on Law and Children: http://www.abanet.org/child/home.html  

American Public Human Services Association: http://www.aphsa.org 

Casey Family Programs:  http://www.casey.org 

Child Welfare Information Gateway (combined National Clearing House on Abuse and Neglect and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse): http://www.childwelfare.gov

Child Welfare League of America: http://www.cwla.org/ 

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: https://www.ispcan.org/

NASW: http://www.naswdc.org/ 

Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University: https://www.familyyouthlaw.org/

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect: http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/ 

National Indian Welfare Association: http://www.nicwa.org


Specialized Trainer Web Links:



Child Abuse:

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children:


Child Development:



Child Development Resources from the Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/index.html


Drug and Alcohol Abuse:



Substance Abuse Case Studies:



Foster Care and Adoption:





Legal Issues:

ABA Standards Regarding the Representation of Children

Mental Health:




SAMHSA'a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative: https://www.samhsa.gov/child-trauma

ACF's Training Portal on Child Welfare Legislation: https://training.cfsrportal.acf.hhs.gov/section-2-understanding-child-welfare-system/2992

Indian Child Welfare Act: https://www.nicwa.org/about-icwa/

MEPA Guide:


ASTD: www.td.org

ASTD’s on line magazine on e-learning:https://www.td.org/td-magazine

Ethics Codes:

NASW https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics


Website: https://aphsa.org/NSDTA/NSDTA/Resources.aspx


State of OH Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board http://www.cswmft.ohio.gov

  1. Trainer Development



CCBIT Resources:


Skill-Building Learning Lab for Trainers Resources:


Strategies for Training Standardized Workshops with Small Groups

Connecting with the Title IV-E Juvenile Court Staff in Your Classroom


Transfer-of-Learning Resources:


Trainer Handbook


Weblinks for Trainers:

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS): http://jfs.ohio.gov/ 

Public Children Service Association of Ohio (PCSAO):http://www.pcsao.org/ 

Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc (5101:2 is the Division of Social Services) 

OJDFS Electronic Manuals: http://emanuals.odjfs.state.oh.us/emanuals 

Ohio State Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/ 


Presentation Resources:

Find Free Graphics Online (Updated 1/2020)

International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction, 1998: www.ibstpi.org 

Learning Abstracts:  http://www.league.org/publication/learning/index.cfm

Trainer’s Warehouse:   http://www.trainerswarehouse.com 

The Transfer and Evaluation of Learning:


Quick Reference Guide for Interactive Training Strategies:


Modern View on Participant Guides

Access 100’s of Stock Images in PowerPoint

Rehearse Your PowerPoint Presentation with a Coach


  1. Workshop Development

Curriculum Development Resources:


Find Free Graphics Online (Updated 1/2020)

Question Your Visual Design Decisions

5 Best Practices for Making Awesome PowerPoint Slides

Presentation Design: The Definitive Guide (2020)

Tips for Making Effective PowerPoint Presentations

  1. Distance Learning

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Ask Cynthia: Virtual Learning Tips
The CEO of NetSpeed Solutions provides brief video answers to questions that are commonly asked about virtual learnin


The Keys to Engaging Virtual Classroom Training?
The author provides an overview of a few of Cindy Huggett’s top recommendations/ideas for ways to engage learners in the virtual classroom.


Designing Engaging, Interactive eLearning for the Virtual Classroom
In this interview with Cindy Huggett, we are provided some foundational ideas about effective eLearning.


Three Key Differences Between In-Person and Virtual Teaching
Cindy Huggett helps us understand which skills transfer from classroom learning to the virtual world and which skills need to be adapted.


Going Virtual: Tips for Moving Instructor-Led Training Online
Hyder and Huggett provide some tips to help trainers transition classroom learning to the virtual world


The Doctor is In: A Prescription for Virtual Training Success (white paper by Cindy Huggett)
Huggett identifies 4 common challenges faced by trainers in the virtual world and provides ideas for solutions.

  Virtual Activity Selection Grid

Virtual Sample Session Planner


Set The Stage for Online Engagement—infographic

  18 Instructor-led Training Activities to Engage Learners
  1. Coaching

Coaching Resources:

  1. Diversity

Trainer Resource Guide: Addressing Diversity Issues


Culture Clues Booklet


Culture & Diversity Resource List

  Guidelines for Evaluating Articles as Evidence-Based
  1. Forms
  Learning Outline and Review Form (Downloadable Word Form)
  Idea Catcher
  Trainer Feedback Survey

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