Calling All Curious Supervisors!

Want to connect with your peers to brainstorm ideas, strategies, and solutions that you can apply right away to some of the most common and challenging aspects of your job?

Good news—the CWTS is excited to pilot a new learning opportunity designed just for this purpose.

Supervisor Learning Circles are 90-minute facilitated group coaching sessions among a small group of supervisors. They’re intended to leverage your critical thinking and solution-focused skills related to specific, relevant topics for supervisors.

The Supervisor Learning Circles will take place by videoconference and will be facilitated by a CWTS coach. The role of the coach is to support the group in creating a collective agenda, grounded in the topic for the session, and to achieve the desired outcomes identified by the group. Training credit hours will be provided for participants.

CWTS will be piloting four Supervisor Learning Circles between March and April to assess how this learning structure works for supervisors and to inform future learning opportunities like these.

Space is limited in the pilots, so register now.

Why are we pausing the Trails Scavenger Hunt?

CWTS is committed to meeting all learners’ need as efficiently as possible. We’ve encountered some unavoidable issues regarding Trails learning in the recent past, and we recognize that this has caused frustration for learners at times.

In an effort to decrease these technology problems while still ensuring learners are receiving support with Trails knowledge and practice, we will be making the following change:

Beginning Monday, August 29, all learners attending a Fundamentals class will NOT be required to complete a Trails Scavenger Hunt. This “pause” on completing these Scavenger Hunts will be until further notice.

Learner confirmation emails will be updated to reflect this change and Fundamental class facilitators will no longer be asking learners to turn Scavenger Hunts in, beginning this week.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact your Regional Training Coordinator.


The Rockies Honor the Kempe Foundation

CWTS Project Director Kasey Matz shares some love with Dinger.

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Colorado Rockies honored the Kempe Foundation in a pre-game ceremony at Coors Field on April 12.

The Kempe Foundation supports the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The Child Welfare Training System – which is responsible for providing training for Colorado’s county human services agencies and foster parents – is a project of the Kempe Center.

Child Welfare Outcomes—Available Now

Need a reminder that your work matters—perhaps now, more than ever?

Spend a few minutes browsing the latest national and Colorado child welfare data.

The Children’s Bureau’s latest report, Child Welfare Outcomes, 2010 – 2013 Report to Congress, is available now in electronic format.

You can find the full report, along with a 10-page Executive Summary, on the Children’s Bureau website. Colorado data starts on page 67.

Happy reading!

We’ve Made Some Changes to Course Titles

We’ve recently made some changes to course titles. Our aim is to make them shorter, easier to read, and more aligned with course content.

If you’re having trouble finding a course – or if you see a course title in your account that you don’t recognize – please check this guide to original and revised course titles.


Helping Denver’s Vulnerable Children—and a VIP Visit!

New caseworkers attending a Fundamentals of Colorado Casework Practice class got a surprise visitor last week. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock stopped in to say “Hi” to the class and its facilitator, Metro Regional Training Coordinator Sean Hirro.

From the Comfort of Your Own Desk…

Have you checked out CWTS’s web-based course offerings?

Learn about some cutting-edge topics in child welfare—and earn training credit hours—all at your own pace and from the comfort of your own desk … or laptop.