Training Catalog

Currently available trainings are listed in the catalog below and is updated frequently. Use the plus sign to learn more about the training. To sign up for a training, see our Training Calendar for upcoming trainings.

Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) Overview

CANS is a collaboratively completed measure of youth strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making, including level of care and intervention planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. This training provides an overview of the CANS overall framework, key concepts and how its multilevel approach directly benefits children and families. The principles and best practices in using the CANS as an assessment strategy, a communication framework, and tools to monitor outcomes and inform care plans will also be addressed. Using mock vignettes and small group activities, this 6-hour, interactive session will prepare users for certification and use of the CANs.

6 Social Work CEU

Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) Train the Trainer

This training will prepare trainers to to use CANS, a collaboratively completed measure of youth strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making, including level of care and intervention planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. This training provides an overview of the CANS overall framework, key concepts and how its multilevel approach directly benefits children and families. The principles and best practices in using the CANS as an assessment strategy, a communication framework, and tools to monitor outcomes and inform care plans will also be addressed. Using mock vignettes and small group activities, this 6-hour, interactive session will prepare users for certification and use of the CANS.

TBD Social Work CEU

Clinical Reasoning and Case Formulation

In this training, participants will learn to advance the awareness and skills necessary for effectively providing person-centered practice by developing reasoning and logic skills. They will learn to recognize the differences between facts/data, information, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

10 Social Work CEUs

Clinical Reasoning and Case Formulation for Clinical Supervision

In this training, participants will learn to advance the awareness and skills necessary for effectively providing person-centered supervision by developing reasoning and logic skills in clinical practice. They will learn to recognize the differences between facts/data, information, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

6 Social Work CEUs

Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT)

WestCoast’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT, pronounced “see it”), is designed to improve early identification of children who are commercially sexually exploited. This training will certify professionals to use to the CSE-Identification Tool to identify and possibly prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of youth and young adults in New Mexico. The CSE-IT is appropriate for use by any provider serving youth, including child welfare workers, probation officers, mental health clinicians, and first responders.

Cultural Humility and Responsiveness

More details coming soon. 

Family Engagement

Family Engagement Training includes instruction and tools designed to enhance the capacity of individuals who work with children and youth and their families to effectively engage those families. Training focuses on developing the knowledge and skills of workers in juvenile justice, protective services, and early childhood settings as well as community partners, youth, advocates, and families themselves. The overall purpose is to expand family engagement in all aspects of service planning and delivery for children and young people engaged in CYFD services. The goal is to increase the number of workers, providers, and advocates who can effectively engage families. The training is focused on participants learning why engaging families is important; understanding the five core values of genuineness, respect, empathy, active listening and trust; learning basic skills to effectively engage families including three applied techniques; recognizing challenges and barriers to family engagement; and using strengths-based techniques and language.

Family Peer Support Supervisor

Supervision is a key component in the success of Family Peer Support Providers. Supervisors must employ a developmental approach that promotes the unique lived experience of the FPSW and encourages ongoing professional development. This companion curriculum to the FPSW training addresses supervisory skills in that will support the work of theFPSW, including creating a supportive environment, maintaining fidelity and accountability to the FPSW role, workplace wellness, and opportunities for growth and advancement. Suggested strategies and tools are provided for use in individual supervision.

16.5 Social Work CEUs and 2 Cultural CEUs

Family Peer Support Worker Certification

This 40-hour training prepares caregivers with lived experience parenting a child, youth or young adult with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges for certification as Family Peer Support Workers (FPSWs). It takes and in-depth look at the Parent Peer Support Practice (PPSP) Model, exploring the roles of FPSWs and the phases of the model. Confidentiality, professional boundaries, ethics and working effectively with child serving systems are discussed.

Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach is a relationship-based model that consists of 3 Stands™: Absolute No, Absolute Yes, and Absolute Clarity. The approach aims to build Inner Wealth ™ and resiliency by emphasizing an individual’s agency to choose to give less energy and relationship to negative emotions, thought patterns, and circumstances, while investing more energy and relationship into their own strengths and success and the strengths and success of others. The third stand of Absolute Clarity guides this process by encouraging reflection and communication around perceptions, expectations and limits. As a result, the Nurtured Heart Approach empowers children and adults to direct their emotional and intellectual intensity towards achievement and self-actualization. During this six hour training, participants will learn to use the Nurtured Heart Approach to grow connection and clarity in their personal and professional relationships.

6 Social Work CEUs

Quality Service Review Introduction

In this training, participants will learn to differentiate the iQSR and Auditing processes, explain how iQSR measures practice expectations, and distinguish components of the review process.

4 Social Work CEUs.

Quality Service Review New Reviewer

This training builds off the foundational information given in the Introduction to iQSR, and further teaches participants planning to be iQSR Reviewers or seeking to understand the review process more in-depth. Participants will learn how to apply iQSR measures and demonstrate scoring of iQSR measures.

10 Social Work CEUs

Wraparound 101

This training introduces High-Fidelity Wraparound to individuals who are not familiar with it. This training defines Wraparound, explains its place in the continuum of care and presents Wraparound’s supporting evidence and outcomes. Participants will learn the set of values that guide the Wraparound philosophy and the core elements that structure the process.

2.5 Social Work CEUs.

Wraparound Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-CANS

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-CANS is a collaboratively completed measure of youth strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making, including level of care and intervention planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. This training provides an overview of the CANS overall framework, key concepts and how its multilevel approach directly benefits children and families. The principles and best practices in using the CANS as an assessment strategy, a communication framework, and tools to monitor outcomes and inform care plans will also be addressed. Using mock vignettes and small group activities, this 6-hour, interactive session will prepare users for certification and use of the CANS.

6 Social Work CEUs

Wraparound Fidelity & Outcomes Measurement Evaluation Training for Coaches

NM High-Fidelity Wraparound uses instruments to evaluate fidelity and outcome measures: The WFI EZ, the TOM, the DART are tools developed with the High-Fidelity Wraparound Evidence Research Team (WERT) from the University of Washington. This training is designed to orient Wraparound Coaches on the domains these tools measure and how to utilize the results to improve practice.

4 Social Work CEUs

Wraparound Fidelity & Outcomes Measurement Evaluation Training for Facilitators

NM High-Fidelity Wraparound uses instruments to evaluate fidelity and outcome measures: The WFI EZ, the TOM, the DART are tools developed with the High-Fidelity Wraparound Evidence Research Team (WERT) from the University of Washington. This training is designed to orient Wraparound Facilitators on the domains these tools measure and how to utilize the results to improve practice.

4 Social Work CEUs

Wraparound Flex-Fund

This training provides overview of CYFD Behavior Health Services flex fund policy and procedure.

Wraparound Follow-Up I: Crisis and Safety Stability Planning and Documentation

Participants will learn how to use the High-Fidelity Wraparound model to create a strength-based Crisis and Stability plan that is built around the elements of Predict, Prevent, Protect and Recover. Participants will also learn how to integrate this into the Action plan and tie safety and stability issues to unmet needs. The documentation training will review all of the tools used in the New Mexico High-Fidelity Wraparound process and instruct on the processes, protocols and documentation expectations that guide the NM High-Fidelity Wraparound process.

6 Social Work CEUs

Wraparound Follow-Up II: Engagement, Teaming and Conflict Resolution

In this training, a Wraparound Facilitator will learn key skills to enhance the practice of engagement, drawing strongly on models such as the Nurtured Heart Approach and Motivational Interviewing. Facilitator will learn to identify the signs of strong or weak engagement, and creative strategies for when engagement is faltering. Participants will also learn about teaming and the process of moving from teams that rely on formal supports to teams that are primarily composed of natural and informal supports. Participants will explore how to manage conflict in the context of the High-Fidelity Wraparound approach and how to use conflict creatively to build an effective Action Plan.

6 Social Work CEUs

Wraparound Follow-Up III: Deepening Our Understanding of Vision, Needs and Benchmarks

The High-Fidelity Wraparound elements of Vision and Needs are often grasped well when explained, but can be challenging to meaningfully incorporate when working with families. Goals are often mistaken for Vision and services are often mistaken for Needs. The intent of this training is to teach skills to discover Vision and Needs, to differentiate them from other items, and to effectively apply them in an Action Plan. Building on these skills, the training will explore how to utilize Benchmarks to gauge the effectiveness of an Action Plan and honor the outcome-based value of High-Fidelity Wraparound.

6 Social Work CEUs

Wraparound Foundations of High-Fidelity Wraparound Practice

This training describes the value based philosophy that differentiates High-Fidelity Wraparound from other practices. The High-Fidelity Wraparound process according to its core elements and their implementation towards practice is explored and participants will have an opportunity to practice. Wraparound Facilitators will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin working with youth and families.

23.25 Social Work CEUs

Youth Engagement

This Youth Co-Facilitated Training is designed to educate systems partners on how to build trust, and authentically engage with Young People. The first half of the training is geared towards imparting Youth-Driven values to those who participate in the training. The second part of the training is designed to educate participants on how to use Social Media as a tool to engage with Young People.

Youth Engagement Train the Trainer

This training will prepare trainers to educate systems partners on how to build trust, and authentically engage with Young People. The first half of the training is geared towards imparting Youth-Driven values to those who participate in the training. The second part of the training is designed to educate participants on how to use Social Media as a tool to engage with Young People.

Youth Peer Support Specialist Certification

This 40-hour training is required for certification as a Youth Peer Support Specialist and covers important topics such as professionalism, ethics, diversity, personal wellness, adolescent development, and mental health. Youth who participate will gain experience in how to use their own lived experience as a guide for others while maintaining personal boundaries and encouraging self-sufficiency and independence.

Youth Peer Support Specialist Certification Train the Trainer

More information coming soon. 

Youth Peer Support Specialist Supervisor

Over a period of 10 hours, this training drills down to the heart of what Youth Peer Support is and what it is not. The training also covers how YPSS Supervisors can create a safe and supportive environment where Specialists can effectively utilize their expertise and develop professionally.

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