There will be no DVAC trainings in July and August. Have a
restorative and energizing summer!
DVAC Annual Matching Event:
September 16, 2016 (10:00
Child Welfare County Panel and Q&A
Presenters: Panel of County Staff
An interactive exchange between County supervisors and program
directors and attendees. This panel will provide specific county
insight regarding the impact of new legislation implemented in 2015
and 2016, relevant child welfare legislation, SWAN services, county
needs, and more. Affiliates and mental health professionals should
be prepared with questions to ask of County personnel, with the goal
to improve cross-provider communication and the quality of service
rendered to clients.
Please feel free to bring a packed lunch.
October 20, 2016 (10:00
Ethics and Social Media
Chirstina Gigler, LCSW, ACSW and Dr. Phyllis Black (Marywood
3 ETHICS CEUs
This training will focus on the ethics of social media. Additional
details to follow.
free to bring a packed lunch.
17, 2016 (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Resource/Adoptive Parent Support
Groups – Rescheduled from April 2016
2 NASW CEUs
approved ($15 NASW members, $25 non-members)
is appropriate for therapists, child welfare professionals, and
direct care staff.
In this training, participants will learn the top benefits of support
groups for adoptive families. They will also learn how to start the
group and develop group cohesiveness and identity, as well as learn
techniques to manage group dynamics. Participants will understand
the special issues for social workers leading agency-based adoption
support groups and identify the most important topics to cover with
each cohort including pre-adoptive parents, adoptive parents,
children, teens, and birth parents.