Foster Care Webinar Recordings (Non-STC)
Recordings of past webinars and CWS/CMS Training Aids


You can access select CCR webinar recordings on CPOC’s On-Demand platform. Note that these recordings are NOT STC certified. There are no costs to watch these recordings and no STC credit will be awarded.

Recordings include:

  • California’s Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM)
  • CCR NMD Housing Resources Toolkit
  • CSEC Training: Housing and Services/Building Trauma-Informed Relationships
  • CWS/CMS Training Aids
  • Family Finding Legal Requirements
  • Navigating the STRTP Process to Ensure Successful Placements of Foster Youth
  • NMD Housing Resources Toolkit (NON STC)
  • Session 1: CSEC Funding Opportunities
  • Session 2: SB 794 Identifying At Risk Youth/CSE Victims
  • Session 3: CSEC Harm Reduction
  • SSI Webinar
California’s Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM)

This 90-minute recorded training from August 31, 2021 is intended to provide attendees with background, history and practice level content about California’s Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) as it relates to installation of both effective child and family practices, and to support interagency System of Care implementation under AB 2083. Within that System of Care partnership, a multi-agency guide, containing the essential principles and values of all those who seek to serve young people and their families is the cornerstone of implementation.

Instructors: Richard Knecht and Chris Van Orden will be co-presenters for this training. Richard Knecht is the lead engineer for the state’s System of Care work and has led the development of California’s Integrated Core Practice Model, the nation’s first multi-agency Core Practice Model for children and youth. He presently serves as an advisor and consultant to the California State Department of Social Services and its partners, providing guidance and cross-system statewide technical assistance toward integrated management processes for children and families. Chris Van Orden is a Deputy Probation Officer II from Napa County Probation Department. He presently serves as a Child and Family Team (CFT) Facilitator/Trainer for the County of Napa and has provided technical assistance to numerous county departments as it pertains to CFTs. Also, Chris Van Orden has provided multiple trainings for CPOC, including CFT Facilitation trainings, which the ICPM was integrated into the curriculum.   

Targeted Audience: Probation Placement Supervisors and Above

Navigating the STRTP Process to Ensure Successful Placements of Foster Youth

This is a 2-hour recording of the October 19th, 2020 webinar. When considering residential placement for a foster care youth, it is important to find a good fit to assist in the youth’s success. This 2 hour webinar recording will provide a high-level overview to participants about the Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) referral and admissions process, steps on what to do prior to sending a referral packet, what should happen when a provider receives a referral packet, and the steps that can be taken to preserve existing placements. Additionally, this webinar will cover how to ensure that specialty mental health services (SMHS) are provided to youth placed in a provisionally licensed STRTP.

CCR NMD Housing Resources Toolkit

This is a recording of the CCR NMD Housing Resources Toolkit webinar that was held on January 26, 2021. CPOC has partnered with the John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) to develop a non-minor dependent (NMD) housing resources toolkit. This 1.5-hour webinar recording, presented by JBAY, covers information on the released toolkit about the various foster care placements available to NMDs, along with practice tips on how to assist NMDs with identifying and selecting a placement and maintaining their housing. Participants will also learn how to assist NMDs transitioning out of care, including how to access housing programs for former foster and probation youth, identify housing vouchers and become familiar with the homelessness response system. This recording also includes information about the extended foster care and THP-Plus extensions made available in the FY 2020-21 budget to protect current and former NMDs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Session 1: CSEC Funding Opportunities

This is a recording of August, 28, 2020 webinar. Has your department ever experienced any problems determining what expenses are claimable under SB 794? In 2015, SB 794 was enacted. This bill requires child welfare and probation departments to identify, document, and determine appropriate services for youth at risk for, or a victim of, commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), as well as implement protocols to expeditiously locate youth missing from care. Each year a portion of funds are allocated to probation to assist in these efforts. This 1.5-hour webinar recording was presented by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) fiscal staff and the Child Trafficking Response Unit.  This webinar provides an overview of the various funding opportunities and provide guidance on what is considered claimable under SB 794.  SB 855, which is a child welfare county opt-in program, was also be briefly covered in this webinar. Targeted Audience: Probation CSEC coordinators, probation fiscal and program staff at all levels.

Session 2: SB 794 Identifying At Risk Youth/CSE Victims

This webinar was recorded on September 30, 2020. Sometimes there may be signs that a youth is at risk of or is a victim of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). If these signs go undetected, an opportunity might be missed in preventing and/or providing safety and support to these youth. In 2015, SB 794 passed in California, which enacted key provisions of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act. This 3 hour webinar recording will encompass probation staff mandates and practices under state law that assist in the prevention of CSE children (CSEC). This webinar recording covers CSEC identification, mandated reporting, documentation, service delivery for youth at risk, or a victim of, CSE, as well as implementing protocols to expeditiously locate youth missing from care. Target Audience: Probation CSEC coordinators and juvenile probation staff at all levels.

Session 3: CSEC Harm Reduction

This webinar was recorded on October 21, 2020. The use of a harm reduction approach has been identified as a promising practice in engaging with youth who have been abused through commercial sexual exploitation. This approach aims to reduce the impact of risky behaviors over time and to assist the youth in their long-term safety and stability. This 2-hour webinar was presented by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Trafficking Response Unit. The webinar will identify the historical context of harm reduction, its application to commercially sexually exploited youth and provide strategies for how to use harm reduction in your practice as probation officers. Targeted Audience: Probation CSEC coordinators and probation staff at all levels.

CWS/CMS Training Aids

This Training aids consists of short video instructions on how to enter several of the state and federal data reporting mandates. The child welfare services case management system (CWS/CMS) is utilized to document state and federal data reporting requirements, AFCARS (adoption foster care analysis reporting system) and NYTD (national youth in transition data) for all youth placed in foster care.  CWS/CMS also provides outcomes and accountability towards achieving safety, permanency and well-being for foster youth.  This Training aids consists of short video instructions on how to enter several of these mandates.  These videos are meant for visual training aides and do not take the place of formal CWS/CMS training.


This webinar provided by Bay Area Legal Aid will provide an overview of the requirements of both county probation and child welfare departments to screen youth for SSI disability benefits and provide application assistance and representation.  This webinar will also address best practices of screening for SSI eligibility and how to best advocate for probation-involved youth who are eligible for SSI or other disability benefits.  


This 2-hour recording focuses on the current Federal and State requirements for Relative Placement Preference as well as Family Finding and Engagement (FFE) mandates for a youth who has come into foster care or is at risk of placement into foster care. Strategies to adhere to the legislative intent and research supporting “kinship” placements and involvement will be discussed. Additional “family focused mandates” will be provided, including reasonable efforts, family preservation services which lead to better outcomes for youth. The FFE approach will be described along with an overview of the Child and Family Team development and facilitation to engage as many family and important network members as possible. Strategies to locate “family” through internet searches and strategies to engage “family” in supporting the youth will be provided.