Child Welfare Division Trainings

Educational Resources for Youth and Caregivers
The Child and Family Teaming Process (CFT) helps create a plan that ensures safety, promotes placement stability, permanency, and wellbeing. Learn more about CFT in this brochure (English / Spanish).

Trauma-Informed Strategies for Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Estrategias informadas sobre el trauma para poder trabajar con individuos con discapacidades 
Psychotropic Medication 101: The FDA, Child Welfare, and You
Psychotropic Medications (English / Spanish)
Atención Informada Sobre El Trauma (Trauma Informed Care)
How Caregivers Can Instill Confidence and Resilience in Children
Specialty Mental Health Services for Beneficiaries Under the Age of 21 – A Guide for Youth
Specialty Mental Health Services for Children and Youth – A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Trainings for the LACDMH Network

Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process*
Clinical Learning Pathway for Trauma Informed Strategies for Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities*
Addressing High-Risk Behaviors
Addressing Safety throughout the Child and Family Team (CFT) Process

Creative Interventions for System-Involved Youth
Crisis Teams: How to Create Strategies to Support Placement Stability for Children and Youth
Developing Worry Statements in the Child and Family Team (CFT) Process
Engaging Birth-5 Throughout the Child & Family Team Process
Engaging Youth in Placement: From Engagement to Aftercare
How Caregivers Can Instill Confidence and Resilience in Children
Incorporating CANS into the Conversations at the Child and Family Team Meeting
Integrated Core Practice Model & Child And Family Team Training
Intergenerational Trauma: The Trauma Inheritance
Overview: Preparing for Child and Family Teaming
Prevent the Eruption: Trauma Informed De-Escalation Strategies
Strategies for Engaging Biological Parents into the CFT Process
Teaming with Formal Supports
The Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process

Supplemental Trainings

Burnout Prevention
Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Managing Vicarious Trauma and Countertransference
Self-Care for Providers

* This training is required for new and current LACDMH staff as well as new contracted provider’s staff and current staff who work with children and youth, ages 0 to 21 who are in the child welfare system, probation, and/or are at risk of being moved from their home.