Improving Our Support and Response to Child Welfare System Involved Families
Time & Location
About the Event
Marya Wright, ACSW
By attending this 3-hour course, attendees will have a basic understanding of the Child Welfare System (CWS) and Child Protective Services (CPS). Participants will have a basic understanding of the process of CPS once a report has been filed. Participants will have a basic understanding of timelines, expectations and guidelines when involved in the CWS. Participants will learn the reasons why questions are asked during a CPS investigation and the importance of accurate information. Participants will learn how to engage and provide support to families involved in CWS.
- Gain an understanding of the Child Welfare System;
- Describe the Court timelines and expectations of a family involved in CPS; and
- Support clients and communities who may interface with the CWS.
1:00 – 1:30pm Welcome & Introductions
1:30 – 1:45pm Agenda, Overview, Objectives and Learning Goals
1:45 – 1:50pm What is Child Welfare
1:50 – 2:05pm Types of Abuse and Neglect
2:05 – 2:10pm County Reporting Numbers
2:10 – 2:30pm CPS Report Process
2:30 – 2:45pm Court Timelines
2:45 – 3:00pm BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
3:00 – 3:15pm CPS Investigation
3:15 – 3:30pm Support for Clients and Community
3:30 – 3:45pm Ways to support and suggestions for improvement
3:45 – 4:00pm Questions/Answers, Evaluation, Closing
Meet Our Trainer
Marya Wright, MSW is registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Sciences working to obtain her LCSW. Marya is currently employed as a Child Welfare Worker II in the Dependency Investigation Unit. Marya is responsible for conducting investigations and making assessments based on the Welfare & Institutions Code section 300 regarding child abuse, neglect and exploitation based off clear and convincing evidence of risk to the child and on the legality of Court intervention.
As a graduate from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work, Marya focused on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing. Marya attended California State University, East Bay and graduated with a master’s degree in social work with a focus in Child Welfare Policy and research. Marya has conducted research in Child Sexual Exploitation and Foster Care. Marya is a lecturer at CSU, East Bay where she teaches in the Department of Sociology. Marya has been able to apply and build these skills across several leadership roles in both private and public sector organizations.
In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Marya has been responsible for training and facilitating, mentoring, coaching, recruitment and retention, consulting, program and curriculum development.
~Marya Wright Consulting~
This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.