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Caseworker Coaching Request Form

Clarifying Terms:
"Learner" - Person being referred for coaching
"Requestor" - Person making the request

Learner's Name:
Learner's Email:
Requestor's Name
Requestor's Email:
Requestor's Phone:
Training Region:
Agency Employed:
Primary Reason for Referral:
Purpose of Coaching Event:
(maximum of 150 character)

Additional Comments:
(maximum of 150 characters)

Directions:
1.  Scroll directly to the topics appropriate for coaching for the Learner.
2.  Click in the box next to the skill set that you would like to have a Coach work on with the Learner
3.  Once skills sets have been selected click on SUBMIT at the bottom.
  

NOTE: 
This is not a comprehensive needs assessment.
Please just select the skill sets that can reasonably be addressed in a coaching intervention

Family-Centered Child Protective Services

111-01

Ability to conduct child welfare practice in a manner that is consistent with fundamental child welfare values and philosophy

111-02

Ability to identify children who have been physically abused, neglected, sexually abused or emotionally maltreated

111-03

Ability to approach and relate to families in a culturally respectful and sensitive manner

111-04

Ability to work within a community-based system of child protection and family support

Engagement Skills

112-01

Ability to integrate casework methods with the exercise of protective authority to ensure children's safety

112-02

Ability to use casework relationship to engage and empower families to collaborate with the agency

112-03

Ability to engage and communicate with families within their own cultural context

112-04

Ability to conduct individual and family group interviews

Legal Aspects of Child Protection

113-01

Ability to use the juvenile court to protect children from maltreatment and to assure permanency within legally established time frames

113-02

Ability to gather, prepare, and document case information for court

113-03

Ability to testify in juvenile court hearings

Assessment in Child Protection

114-01

Ability to determine the level of immediate and future risk of abuse or neglect to children

114-02

Ability to conduct comprehensive family assessments for purposes of case planning and service delivery

114-03

Ability to design and implement safety plans to protect children at immediate danger of serious harm

Investigations in Child Protection

115-01

Ability to screen referrals to determine the level of priority for agency response

115-02

Ability to use a family-centered approach when conducting child maltreatment investigations

115-03

Ability to plan, coordinate, and conduct investigations in collaboration with community partners

Case Planning and Family Centered Casework

116-01

Ability to develop and help families implement case plans that address high priority needs, build on family strengths, and reduce recurrences of maltreatment

116-02

Ability to work collaboratively with families and service providers to plan and coordinate services

116-03

Ability to use permanency planning activities, including supplemental planning, to ensure placement stability

116-04

Ability to complete case documentation and organize and maintain family case records.

Child Development:  Implications for Family Centered Child Protection

117-01

Ability to identify indicators of age-appropriate development in all domains for children of varying ages

117-02

Ability to recognize indicators of developmental delays, disabilities, illness and other conditions that can affect children's development

117-03

Ability to help families access community resources to address children's developmental needs

117-04

Ability to help parents/caregivers use parenting strategies that meet their children's developmental needs

117-05

Ability to promote and sustain healthy attachments between children and their families or caregivers

Separation, Placement and Reunification

118-01

Ability to identify children and families suffering from separation-induced trauma

118-02

Ability to plan and implement placements that reduce stress, prevent trauma, and promote placement stability and permanence

118-03

Ability to keep parents and other family members involved with their children in placement

118-04

Ability to collaborate with and support foster and relative caregivers

118-05

Ability to work with families to promote reunification and placement stability

118-06

Ability to identify or develop alternative permanent homes for children

Adoption and Foster Care

201-01

Ability to recruit resource families (foster, adoption, and respite) for children served by the agency

201-02

Ability to determine the suitability of applicants to serve as various types of resource families

201-03

Ability to coordinate and conduct training for resource families

201-04

Ability to select appropriate resource families for individual children

201-05

Ability to prepare and support resource families to care for children in their homes

201-06

Ability to provide services that meet the developmental, psychological, and permanency needs of children in placement

201-07

Ability to provide post-adoption services to families and children to promote placement stability and prevent

201-08

Ability to sustain collaboration with and provide support to parents whose parental rights are being terminated

201-09

Ability to promote openness in relationships between a child’s adoptive and birth families

201-10

Ability to provide services to foster and adoptive families in a culturally competent manner

Services to Adolescents

202-01

202-01: Ability to provide individualized supportive and treatment services for adolescents and their families

202-02

Ability to address the needs and concerns of adolescents placed in out-of-home care

202-03

Ability to assess readiness and prepare youth for emancipation and independent living

202-04

Ability to support adolescents who are pregnant or parenting their own children

202-05

Ability to serve unruly and delinquent adolescents

Sexual Abuse

203-01

Ability to identify children who have been sexually abused and act to ensure their safety

203-02

Ability to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse

203-03

Ability to conduct family assessments and identify services for child victims of sexual abuse and their families

203-04

Ability to assess and serve children and adolescents with sexually abusive behaviors

203-05

Ability to coordinate out-of-home care for children who have been sexually abused or who have sexually abusive behaviors, and support their foster, kinship, or adoptive families

203-06

Ability to safely reunify children who have been sexually abused or children with sexually abusive behaviors with their families

Assessment and Critical Thinking

204-01

Ability to elicit, analyze, and integrate relevant information to support decision making at all phases of case involvement

Legal Issues in Child Welfare

205-01

Ability to work with attorneys, prosecutors, court personnel, and other service providers to complete court related activities

205-02

Ability to prepare children and family members for court hearings

205-03

Ability to prepare and deliver testimony in court hearings

205-04

Ability to protect a family’s rights and prevent litigation against the agency and its staff

205-05

Ability to support families and court personnel engaged in mediation activities

Screening, Intake and Investigation

206-01

Ability to screen child maltreatment referrals and make recommendations regarding case opening and response priority

206-02

Ability to assess and serve families within a differential response system

206-03

Ability to plan, conduct, and coordinate child maltreatment investigations and gather evidence for use in court hearings

206-04

Ability to interview alleged child victims and siblings in child maltreatment investigation

Family-Centered and Strengths-Based Services

207-01

Ability to screen child maltreatment referrals and make recommendations regarding case opening and response

207-02

Ability to use family team meetings as a case planning and decision making strategy throughout the life of a case

Physical Abuse

208-01

Ability to identify, assess, and treat physically abused children and their families

Neglect

209-01

Ability to identify, assess, and treat neglected children and their families

Achieving Permanence For Children

210-01

Ability to integrate permanency planning at all stages of case involvement

210-02

Ability to locate and engage family members and other adults to become permanency resources for children in care

210-03

Ability to create a permanency team for children in need of permanent homes and connections

Kinship Care

211-01

Ability to work with kinship caregivers to promote placement stability and
permanence for children in care

Emotional Maltreatment

212-01

Ability to identify, assess, and treat emotional maltreatment in children and their families

Reunification and Preventing Re-Entry

213-01

Ability to reunite children in placement with their families and to provide services to prevent placement disruption and re-entry of children into out-of-home care

Promoting Children's Educational Success

214-01

Ability to enhance children’s educational and social adjustment in school to prevent academic failure or school dropout

Interviewing Methods

301-01

Ability to use a variety of interviewing strategies suitable for different purposes and situations

Family Systems Theory and Family Therapy

302-01

Ability to use family systems theory and family therapy techniques in assessing and responding to child maltreatment

Casework With Children

303-01

Ability to engage children into a casework relationship

303-02

Ability to assess children’s level of development, emotional and behavioral problems, and individual needs

303-03

Ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate casework interventions for children

Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents

304-01

Ability to identify and assess mental health problems in children and adolescents

304-02

Ability to provide and monitor treatment for children and youth with mental illness, emotional, or behavioral disorders

Parenting Skills

305-01

Ability to help parents and caregivers develop realistic expectations for their children’s behavior

305-02

Ability to help parents and caregivers develop nurturing and discipline strategies that meet children’s individual developmental

Collaboration, Teamwork, and Customer Service

306-01

Ability to enhance collaboration and service coordination among units, departments, and agencies serving children and families.

306-02

Ability to provide effective customer service to families served by the agency

Culture and Diversity

307-01

Ability to serve families from diverse ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds

307-02

Ability to serve refugee and immigrant families

Mental Health Conditions in Adults

308-01

Ability to identify mental illness, emotional disorders, and personality disorders in adults and assess their effects on child safety and parenting

308-02

Ability to provide treatment and supportive services to parents with mental health disorders and ensure permanent safe care for their children

Substance Abuse

309-01

Ability to identify substance abuse in youth and adults and assess the associated risks to the health and safety of family members

309-02

Ability to access, coordinate, and monitor treatment of substance abusing individuals

Domestic Violence

310-01

Ability to identify domestic violence in families, assess risks to children,and implement safety and treatment plans for victims and their children

Employment, Financial Assistance

311-01

Ability to help families prepare for, locate, and sustain employment and self-sufficiency

Conducting Groups

312-01

Ability to organize, plan, and implement groups for educational, planning, supportive, and therapeutic purposes

Time and Stress Management

313-01

Ability to organize one’s workload and effectively manage time and priorities

313-02

Ability to recognize and manage personal stress associated with child welfare work

Human Sexuality

314-01

Ability to help children and families discuss and address issues and concerns related to sexual development and behavior

Written and Oral Communication

315-01

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

315-02

Ability to communicate effectively in meetings, supervisory conference, case plan reviews, meetings with client families, and other group settings

Health and Medical Issues

316-01

Ability to help families meet children’s health and medical needs

316-02

Ability to help parents who have chronic health or medical conditions safely care for their children

Staff Safety

317-01

Ability to recognize potentially dangerous conditions in the field or the work place, and respond to reduce vulnerability and ensure personal safety

Trauma Informed Care and Services

318-01

Ability to identify, serve, and support children who have experienced trauma

Client and System Advocacy

319-01

Ability to advocate on behalf of children and families and to teach clients self-advocacy strategies

Problem-Solving and Solution-Focused Casework

320-01

Ability to use problem-solving and solution-focused strategies to help families resolve problems that contribute to child maltreatment

Crisis Intervention

321-01

Ability to help family members in crisis situations in a manner that promotes safety, stability, and productive change

Behavior Management and Discipline

322-01

Ability to assess children’s misbehaviors and guide parents and caregivers in using constructive, developmentally appropriate discipline strategies