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Where Do I Start? A Basic Overview of the Linkages Process: This half day training introduces participants to the philosophy and benefits of the Linkages process. Evidence of the linked challenges for families involved with CalWORKs and Child Welfare will be presented. The historic differences between the two programs that have helped to create barriers to service coordination will be examined while introducing tenets of collaboration in preparation for further skill based training.

Basic Orientation Participant Manual
Basic Orientation Trainers Guide
Basic Orientation Overview PowerPoint

Linking Services and Strengthening Families: A Basic Overview (Learning Objectives):┬áThis full day training thoroughly uses a strength-based lens to introduce the concepts related to linking services and the benefits of working together on behalf of families. The training also introduces the multidisciplinary team approach and reviews California’s laws regarding service collaboration. Developed by the Resource Center for Family Focused Practice to support pioneer counties.

Encouraging Collaboration: A Transfer of Learning Tool for Managers & Supervisors (Learning Objectives): This is a 2 hour training designed to integrate the communications key messages into a strategy for preparing your staff to collaborate. This helps supervisors and staff development promote Linkages practice between child welfare and CalWORKS. The training teaches managers and supervisors how to share the message of how Linkages is effective, efficient, and essential for families. Marketing and informational materials will be distributed so that supervisors can inform their units about the value and benefits of Linkages.

Linkages: Integrated Services Orientation (Learning Objectives): This is a 3 hour training. In an effort to meet the many needs of families and to reduce duplication of services and competing demands, human service agencies have been working together to ensure that families: receive more comprehensive services that meet their needs; receive complimentary services from each program with objectives that have been prioritized; experience case plans and timelines that are prioritized, integrated and not competing; achieve better outcomes. Developed by the Resource Center for Family Focused Practice.