Throughout the year Advanced Training are offered to Family Services staff and community partners. Advanced Training is categorized into five training series practicums. Each series focuses on a specific competency area. This structure allows for the intended audience of FSD employees and community partners to structure their professional development according to specialty areas and/or skill building areas.

Advanced Training topics include:

Advanced Practicum: Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Serious Physical Injury
  • Chronic Neglect
  • Sexual Abuse Assessment, Safety Planning and Case Planning
  • Human and Sex Trafficking
  • Risk of Sexual Abuse Course (ROSAC)

Advanced Practicum: Trauma Informed Practice and Resilience

  • Developmental Trauma
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Chronic Neglect

Advanced Practicum: Youth Justice Series

  • Youth Assessment Screening Instrument and Case Planning (YASI)
  • 8 Day Hearing
  • Gang Violence
  • Harm Reduction
  • Youth Thrive
  • Restorative Family Group Conferences and Circles
  • Youth Justice Summit

Safety Organized Practice Training Series (SOP)

  • SDM Tools: Safety Assessment, Risk Assessment, Risk Reassessment, and Reunification Tool Assessment
  • Family Centered Practices: Family Safety Planning Meetings (FSP) and Family Group Conferences (FGC)
  • Assessment and Engagement Skills and Strategies

Stand Alone Advanced Trainings

  • Substance Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Working with LGBTQ Youth

Court and Legal Skills and Practice

  • Witnessing and Court Skills

State Wide Conferences

  • Youth Justice Summit
  • Family Services Division Conference