Child Welfare

Where We've Been in Child Welfare and Child Protective Services

Selected (partial) listing of previous clients of the Center for Strength-Based Strategies. Keynote addresses highlighted in bold type.

Univ. of California-Davis – The Center for Human Services, Child Welfare Consultation with Shasta County Child Welfare Department, 4 days of onsite consultation with consultant report
Redding, Calif.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare – Region II Children’s Mental Health Council, “Adolescent Development Issues for Foster Parents”

Butler County Commissioners Forum on Families and Children, Butler County Family and Children First Council, “Strengths Training for Staff Working With Challenging Youth”
Hamilton, Ohio 

Univ. of California-Davis – The Center for Human Services, Child Welfare Training, “The Strengths Approach for Mandated Clients”
San Rafael, Calif.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare and the Idaho Child Welfare Research & Training Center, Eastern Washington University—Idaho Systems of Care Conference 2005 “Strength-based Practice in Child Welfare”
, Idaho

The Children’s Partnership – Systems of Care Wraparound Summit for Children and Families, keynote address: “Strength-Based Strategies” 
Austin, Texas

Children’s Mental Health Council & Kootenai Medical Center – North Idaho Behavioral Health Program, 2 day training program: “Strength-Based Strategies”
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Sommerset County Local Management Board, first 2 day training in series: “Motivational Interviewing I: Bypassing Resistance-Evoking Positive Behavior Change” 
Princess Anne, Maryland

Children’s Hospital of Michigan, full day training, “A Strength-Based Approach” and “Motivational Interviewing” 
Detroit, Michigan

National Association of Social Workers – West Virginia Chapter, 2004 Spring Conference, Keynote Address: “Motivating Challenging Clients” and following workshop: “Motivational Interviewing”
Charleston, West Virginia 

Univ. of California-Davis – The Center for Human Services, 2 day workshops: “Strengths Training for Child Welfare Work ”
Auburn, Calif. 
Loomis, Calif. 
Sacramento, Calif. 
Davis, Calif. 
Redding, Calif. 
Eureka, Calif.

Univ. of California-Davis – The Center for Human Services, 1 day Management workshops: “Supervising for Strength-Based Practice” 
Eureka, Calif. 
Redding, Calif.
Rocklin, Calif.

US Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Central State University of Ohio – Family and Community Violence Prevention Program, 2 day workshop: the Strength-based Approach 
Wilberforce, Ohio

Columbia County Commission on Children and Families, Series of three trainings: Strength-based Strategies and Motivational Interviewing
St. Helens, Oregon

New York Department of Social Services-Orange County, 2 day workshop: Strength-based Training for Sexually-abused Children and Families. 
Middletown, New York

California Department of Health & Human Services – County of Placer, 2 day training: Strength-based Training for Working with Challenging Clients—Adults and Youth. 
Loomis, California

Child Abuse Council –State of Michigan, Children’s Trust Fund & North Central Michigan College, Keynote: Adolescent Development and Substance
Petoskey, Michigan

Pejaro Valley Prevention Services, 2 day training: Motivational Interviewing
Watsonville, California

Youth Services of Freemont County, 2 day training: Strengths Training for Youth and Family Staff 
Lander, Wyoming

21st Annual Michigan Statewide Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Plenary Address: From High-Risk to High-Yield: Using Strength-based Practice to Raise Motivation
Ypsilanti, Michigan 

Washington County Community Partnership – 4th Annual Summit, Keynote Address: High Risk to High-Yield-Raising Motivation with Strength-based Strategies 
Hagerstown, Maryland

Wicomico County Partnership for Families & Children, 2 day training in Strength-based Practice
Salisbury, Maryland

Muskegon Community College – Early Childhood Conference, Keynote address, “High-Risk to High-Yield with Strength-based Practice”
Muskegon, Michigan