Continuum of Care (CCR) Webinar Recordings
Recordings of past CCR 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.
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.