Developing Collaborative Relationships

(3.5 hours)

Developing Collaborative Relationships is the beginning of building a team of allies, child welfare and early childhood professionals, to keep children safe and families strong. It is imperative that these professionals have an opportunity to explore the power of their collaborative relationship and the synergy that is created when working together. This training supports staff as they gain a greater understanding of the child welfare system including the various categories of child abuse and neglect, what happens to children and families when they are involved in the child welfare system, how early childhood professionals can support both the families and the child welfare professionals, and the importance of a well managed collaborative relationship. This training begins the conversations that explore assumptions, fears and hopes for working collaboratively and presents the benefits to children and families when professionals work together.