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    1. OCWTP
    2. ODJFS Initiatives
    3. Child Welfare Practice
    4. Trainer Development
    5. Workshop Development
    6. Technology
    7. Distance Learning
    8. Coaching
    9. Communication with Trainers
    10. Evidence-Based Practice
    11. Diversity
    12. Evaluation
    13. Forms

  1. OCWTP

Competencies (Universe of...)


Course Content Brochures:

  Emergency RTC Contact Numbers



Policy Manual

  RTC Standards
  1. ODJFS Initiatives

Differential Response Resources:

  1. Child Welfare Practice


  Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

Field Guide to Child Welfare (Rycus & Hughes). The Field Guide is available in text format through the Child Welfare League of America or can be accessed online. 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



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 Abuse Prevention Network: http://child.cornell.edu/ 

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/ 

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute:  http://www.adoptioninstitute.org 

International Association of Child Abuse and Neglect:  http://childwelfare.com 

NASW: http://www.naswdc.org/ 

National Center for Adoption Law and Policy (Capital University Law School): http://www.law.capital.edu/adoption/ 

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

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

National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/ 


Specialized Trainer Web Links:


List of web resources related to bullying

Secretary Arne Duncan's speech "Myths About Bullying" at US Summit on Bullying www.ed.gov/news/speeches/myths-about-bullying-secretary-arne-duncans-remarks-bullying-prevention-summit (Aug 10, 2010)



Anti-bullying programs to explore:

Child Abuse:


The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children:


Child Development:




sign up for one of their three newsletters - Impact, MR/DD Data Brief,or Policy Research Brief  - by emailing publications@icimail.education.umn.edu.


Drug and Alcohol Abuse:



Substance Abuse Case Studies:



Foster Care and Adoption:

http://www.fosterfamilyassessments.org/index.htmFree and easy-to-use tools developed by the Casey Foundation to help with the foster family assessment process.

http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_basicsbulletin/   The Basics of Adoption Practice: A Bulletin for Professionals.  Provides fundamental information to new adoption social workers about key concepts and trends in adoption practice written by Pam Severs and Betsy Keefer-Smalley.

http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/reunify.cfm/   document summarizing reasonable efforts






Legal Issues:

ABA Standards Regarding the Representation of Children

Mental Health:




Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) page on Trauma: http://www.samhsa.gov/traumajustice/traumadefinition/index.aspx

Adoption and Safe Families Act:  http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/asfa.htm  

Indian Child Welfare Act: http://www.nicwa.org/policy/law/icwa/index.asp 

MEPA Guide: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/mepa94/mepachp2.htm

ASTD: http://www.astd.org

ASTD’s on line magazine on e-learning: http://www.learningcircuits.org 

Copyright:  http://www.copyright.gov/ 

Ethics Codes:

NASW www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp?print=1

NSDTA http://nsdta.aphsa.org/resources.htm#CodeEthics

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

  1. Trainer Development



CCBIT Resources:


Common Ground & Trainer Newsletter:


Skill-Building Learning Lab for Trainers Resources:


Skill-Building Resources (General):

  Strategies for Training Standardized Workshops with Small Groups

Transfer-of-Learning Resources:


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/ 

Institute for Human Services (IHS): http://www.ihs-trainet.com/ 

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)

Instructional Design and Learning Theory:


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

  1. Workshop Development

Curriculum Development Resources:


Find Free Graphics Online (Updated 4/18)

Question Your Visual Design Decisions

  88 Creative Methods
  1. Technology



Classroom Performance System (CPS) Resources:


NOTE: CPS installation files are VERY LARGE (over 200 MB) and will take considerable time to download from the Internet. It is highly recommended that you borrow an installation CD from either an RTC or IHS, rather than using one of the links below to proceed with an Internet download.


  1. Distance Learning

Distance Learning: Comprehensive Design


It's Still Training: Best-Practice Facilitation of Distance Learning

Best practice facilitation of distance learning requires trainers to use all of the skills used in a traditional classroom, but often differently. In this self-directed online course trainers will learn strategies to design effective distance learning courses, engage participants in distance learning events, gain technology competence, ask questions to provoke rich dialog, and multitask and mange time when facilitating a distance learning.

  1. Coaching

Coaching Resources:

  1. Communication with Trainers

Trainer Newsletter:

  1. Evidence-Based Practice
  1. Diversity

Trainer Resource Guide: Addressing Diversity Issues


Culture Clues Booklet


Culture & Diversity Resource List

  Diversity Maps
  Diversity Standards for Learning Activities
  Guidelines for Determining the Appropriateness of a Diversity-Related Practice
  Guidelines for Evaluating Articles as Evidence-Based

Questions and Answers About Cultural Consultants

  1. Evaluation

Continuum of Evaluation Strategies

  1. Forms

Action Plan

  Audience Checklist
  Equipment Checklist
  Learning Outline and Review Form (Downloadable Word Form)


  Idea Catcher
  Observation Form
  Mentoree Development Plan
  Trainer Feedback Survey

Sample Documents:


Copyright Law:




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