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Training


The Office of Provider Management hosts trainings for current providers, including the 120-hour RBWO Foundations training for new staff in specified roles, Reasonable and Prudent Parenting, Every Child Every Month (ECEM), and other topics. GA+SCORE also posts training information supplied by other DFCS departments, including IMPACT Train-the-Trainer sessions. OPM may also post registration information for other public and private trainings of interest to RBWO providers.

Training Opportunities



RBWO Foundations is a 160-hour RBWO new-hire training course which supports the development of knowledge and skills of RBWO staff who serve in case support and supervisory positions within their RBWO agencies. Foundations addresses child welfare career preparatory areas that build general knowledge regarding child welfare practices and policy in DFCS, RBWO standards and working in partnership with DFCS case managers. The overall objective of Foundations is to provide RBWO staff with information to help them be successful in their RBWO roles which includes working within the DFCS practice model, understanding DFCS policies, RBWO standards and working in partnership with DFCS case managers to accomplish positive outcomes for children and families. Details are available in the RBWO Foundations Standards Guide.
 
RBWO Foundations Classroom Registration: The classroom component of RBWO Foundations is a one-week in-class session for only existing providers with staff in the roles CSS, CSW, and HSP. Register by clicking a training on the calendar; you will receive an immediate confirmation email. If you sign up for a training and cannot attend, you are required to contact the OPM Training Department go cancel your registration. To cancel or make changes to your registration, please contact the Training Department at opmtraining@dhs.ga.gov -- spaces are limited and your cooperation is essential.
 
RBWO E-Learning / Field Practice Registration: The E-Learning/Field Practice component is completely individual. Effective June 2016, registrations must be submitted through GA+SCORE (click here for details). Your registration confirmation and materials will be sent to you by the Office of Provider Management. Participants are allowed 90 calendar days in which to complete this component, which consists of 120 hours of material. Once you have registered, click here to access training materials.
 
For support with Foundations, please send inquiries to opmtraining@dhs.ga.gov.
 
RBWO Foundations Q&A: A Questions and Answers webinar/teleconference on RBWO Foundations was held on October 16, 2013. A general overview of the RBWO Foundations Standards Guide was covered, followed by open Q & A. If you missed the webinar, click here to watch the archived recording. If you have any questions, please email opmtraining@dhs.ga.gov.


Upcoming Training Sessions

Monday, June 24, 2024 - Thursday, June 27, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Training
RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA, the week after training concludes. The testing dates are listed on the registration website. Participants will sign up for their testing date and time at the conclusion of classroom training.
Monday, July 8, 2024 - Thursday, July 11, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Training
RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Thursday, July 18 or Wednesday, July 31. If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.
Monday, July 22, 2024 - Thursday, July 25, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Training
RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Wednesday, July 31 or Tuesday, August 13 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.
Monday, August 5, 2024 - Thursday, August 8, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Training
RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Tuesday, August 13 or Wednesday, August 28 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.
Monday, August 19, 2024 - Thursday, August 22, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Training
RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Wednesday, August 28 or Thursday, September 19 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.
Monday, September 9, 2024 - Thursday, September 12, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Training
RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Thursday, September 19 or Tuesday, October 8 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.
Monday, September 30, 2024 - Thursday, October 3, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Training
RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA.  You can complete the test in person on Thursday, September 19 or Tuesday, October 8 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.
DFCS supervisors should use the online registration system to register DFCS staff, foster parents, and contractors for this class. Private agencies (including individuals who plan to contract with DFCS in the future) should use this form to register* for class. All parties interested in providing pre-service training to prospective foster parents will need to complete NTDC TTT before the end of 2024. Please send all class availability inquiries and registration forms to ssregistrar@dhs.ga.gov.
 
If you are an IMPACT lead or provider, please click here to gain access to some useful resources. You will be directed offsite to a Microsoft OneDrive web page. Close that window to return to this website.
 
*Save a copy to your computer and open it locally to use the fillable PDF feature. The form will not be fillable if opened in your browser. Form updated 04/10/2024.
 

4/10/24  - Cancellation Policy: All registration for NTDC TTT is non-refundable. If your registration is cancelled for any reason, a credit will be given for any registration fees already paid.  This credit may be used to attend another session or to transfer registration to another individual.  Credits will expire six months from the time of cancellation. No credit will be given for cancellations received less than five business days before the start of the training. Email SSRegistrar@dhs.ga.gov for all rescheduling/cancellations.



Upcoming Training Sessions

Monday, June 24, 2024 - Friday, June 28, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Macon: Methodist Home for Children and Youth
304 Pierce Ave.
Macon, GA 31204
THIS COURSE IS FULL
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Trainer: Tammy
Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Gwinnett: Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Bldg 700
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Macon: Methodist Home for Children and Youth
304 Pierce Ave.
Macon, GA 31204
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, August 5, 2024 - Friday, August 9, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Cobb County DFCS Office
Suite 200
1090 Northchase Pkwy, SE, Marietta, GA 30067
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, August 12, 2024 - Friday, August 16, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
WinShape Homes
Lincoln 200 Bldg, Suite G

5295 Buffington Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30349
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, September 9, 2024 - Friday, September 13, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Savannah: Savannah Technical College
Crossroads Campus
190 Crossroads Pkwy, Suite 100
Savannah, GA 31407
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, September 16, 2024 - Friday, September 20, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Athens: Athens Technical College
800 US Hwy. 29N
Athens, GA 30601
 
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, October 7, 2024 - Friday, October 11, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Gwinnett: Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Bldg 700
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, October 21, 2024 - Friday, October 25, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Gwinnett: Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Bldg 700
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, November 4, 2024 - Friday, November 8, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Savannah: Savannah Technical College
Crossroads Campus
190 Crossroads Pkwy, Suite 100
Savannah, GA 31407
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, November 18, 2024 - Friday, November 22, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Browns Bridge Church
3860 Browns Bridge Road
Cumming, GA 30041
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, December 2, 2024 - Friday, December 6, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Gwinnett: Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Bldg 700
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Monday, December 9, 2024 - Friday, December 13, 2024    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Macon: Methodist Home for Children and Youth
304 Pierce Ave.
Macon, GA 31204
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
The Office of Provider Management and Care Solutions provided in-person FY 2018 Performance-Based Placement training in Macon in October 2017. The training was geared toward staff of CCIs, CPAs, ILPs/TLPs who are responsible for PBP reporting in GA+SCORE or who need to learn more about reading PBP measures, scorecards, and data detail reports. To see all of the training materials and videos presented for FY18 PBP requirements, please click here.
 
 
No training currently scheduled - check back soon.
Every Child, Every Month (ECEM): Click here to view a webinar that covers what it means to do a purposeful visit and effectively document the contact as well as enter it into the GA Shines Portal.
 
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting: Click here to read more.
 
Additional training areas:
  • Understanding OPM (HSP, CSW, CSS, Direct Care Staff) – 2 training hrs.
  • ECEM/EPEM (HSP, CSW, CSS) – 2 training hrs.
  • Significant Event/Purposeful Reporting (HSP, CSW, CSS,) – 2 training hrs.
  • Navigating GA+SCORE (HSP, CSW, CSS) – 2 training hrs.
  • Reasonable & Prudent Parenting Standards (HSP, CSW, CSS,) – 2 training hrs.
  • Casey Life Skills Assessment and the ISP (HSP, CSW, CSS,) – 2 training hrs.
  • Policy Violation Assessment (PVAs) (HSP, CSW, CSS,) – 2 training hrs.


Upcoming Training Sessions

Tuesday, July 16, 2024    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Training
Navigating GA+SCORE
GA+SCORE, developed by Care Solutions for OPM, is the online tracking and reporting system that OPM and RBWO providers use to report and manage daily tasks such as tracking pertinent provider, foster home, and child information, all in support of OPM's RBWO Minimum Standards. This training will familiarize participants with the GA+SCORE system. It is intended for HSP, CSW, CSS, and Direct Care staff.
Tuesday, July 30, 2024    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Training
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.
Thursday, August 1, 2024    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Training
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.
Wednesday, August 14, 2024    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Training
RBWO Roles and Responsibilities
This is a 2 hour workshop that supports the dissemination of information about the role requirements for RBWO Providers.
Tuesday, August 27, 2024    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Training
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.
Thursday, September 5, 2024    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Training
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.
Tuesday, September 17, 2024    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Training
Resource Development Highlights
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information about Resource Development polices and Minimum Standards.
The State Office Care Coordination Treatment Unit offers training and technical assistance to both DFCS and RBWO providers. The current training list offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable information to assist with working with high-end youth. Participants can also meet and engage directly with members of CCTU, as well as foster better lines of communication between DFCS field staff and providers. Many of these training opportunities are scheduled at the request of the county office or agency. To request training or technical assistance in a particular county or at a provider location, please email: cctu.support@dhs.ga.gov.
 
  • Understanding CCTU
    The Care Coordination Treatment Unit assists DFCS field operations with identifying appropriate placements for high-end, complex youth. Upon completion, participants will better understand the foundational objectives and key responsibilities of CCTU and develop new strategies for work with this difficult population of youth.
  • Waivers and Program Designations
    Participants will understand the differences between RBWO Program Designation Memorandums and waivers. They will become familiar with approval designees and understand the submission process upon completion of the training.
  • MWO Matters
    This training will allow participants to identify challenges with MWO placements and strategize ways to overcome many of the barriers. Participants will become familiar with associated behaviors, solutions for maintaining placement, crisis stabilization, and much more.
  • Placement Matters (DFCS only)
    This training is designed to educate DFCS field staff on how to locate placement for children entering foster care and making placement moves. Participants will learn how to seek support, and who the key players are at each level of the process related to difficult-to-place youth.
  • County Roundtable Staffing (DFCS only)
     
  • On-Site Technical Assistance (Providers only)
No training currently scheduled - check back soon.

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