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					                                             APPENDIX A

WISCONSIN TRAINING EVALUATION: INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN


   1.   Dale Curry
        Associate Professor
        Kent State University

   2.   Freda Bernotavicz, Senior Research Associate
        Muskie School of Public Service
        University of Southern Maine

   3.   Nancy S. Dickinson, MSSW, PhD
        Director, Jordan Institute for Families
        UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work

   4.   Kathy Jones Kelley
        APHSA, OE Consultant

   5.   Linda K. Metsger, MA
        Program and Training Administrator
        Butler Institute for Families

   6.   Carol Harper
        Research Manager
        University of Washington

   7.   Mary McCarthy
        Director Social Work Education Consortium, Assistant Dean for School Advancement
        University at Albany
                                         APPENDIX B

                   WISCONSIN TRAINING EVALUATION: FOCUS GROUPS


1.    ICW Partnership meeting

2.    Milwaukee caseworkers

3.    Milwaukee CEOs

4.    Milwaukee Partnership trainers

5.    Milwaukee Social Welfare staff

6.    Milwaukee supervisors

7.    Northern (NEW) County directors

8.    Northern (NEW) Partnership supervisors

9.    Northern (NEW) Partnership supervisors, Appleton

10.   Southern Partnership caseworkers

11.   Southern Partnership supervisors

12.   Western partnership caseworkers

13.   Western partnership supervisors

14.   Western partnership directors
                                               APPENDIX C

                      WISCONSIN TRAINING EVALUATION: BIBLIOGRAPHY

American Evaluation Association (2004). Guiding Principles for Evaluators. Retrieved from
       http://www.eval.org/GPTraining/GP%20Training%20Final/gp.principles.pdf June 9, 2008.

Bernotavicz, F. (2001). Assessing underlying competencies. In Proceedings of the Fourth Annual National
       Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley,
       School of Social Welfare, California Social Work Education Center, pp 28-31.

Bernotavicz, F., & Locke, A. (2000). Hiring child welfare caseworkers: Using a competency-based
       approach. Public Personnel Management, 29(1), 33-42.

Claiborne, Nancy, & Hal A. Lawson. (2005). An intervention framework for collaboration. Families in
        Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 86(1), 93-103.

Forster and Masters (1996). Portfolios: Assessment Resource Kit. Australian Council for Educational
        Research. Melbourne, Australia.

Graef, M. I., & Potter, M. E. (2002). Alternative Solutions to the Child Protective Services Staffing Crisis:
        Innovations from Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Protecting Children, 17(3), 18-31.

Kanak, S., Baker, M., Herz, L., & Maciolek, S. (2008). Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare
        Agencies, National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, Catherine E.
        Cutler Institute for Child and Family Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of
        Southern Maine.

National Staff Development and Training Association. (2009). A New Key to Success. American Public
       Human Services Association, draft

Taylor-Powell, Ellen, Boyd Rossing, & Jean Geran. (1998). Evaluating collaboratives: Reaching the
        potential. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and
        Evaluation and Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and
        Families, Children's Bureau. (2003). National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and
        Reform Efforts: Review of State CPS Policy. Retrieved February 9, 2009, from
        http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/cps-status03/state-policy03/

United States General Accounting Office. (2004). Human Capital: A Guide for Assessing Strategic Training
        and Development Efforts in the Federal Government. Retrieved February 9, 2009
        http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04546g.pdf
                                               APPENDIX D

                 WISCONSIN TRAINING EVALUATION: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS



I.        TRAINING COUNCIL ROLE AND FUNCTIONS
Introduction: The Wisconsin Child Welfare Training Council “coordinates and integrates the training
provided by the regional partnerships and other training provided by DCF. It is an advisory body.
Specific responsibilities fall into five areas:
     1.      Develop policies and procedures to insure the integrity of pre-service and foundation
             curriculum for child welfare workers across the state (including curriculum revision,
             establishing qualifications, recruitment methods etc)
     2.      Provide a forum for the partners to share ideas and resources and solve problems
     3.      Provide direction and receive input from subcommittees and workgroups on curriculum
             development, training evaluation etc.
     4.      Utilize input from DCF in planning training.
     5.      Facilitate ways to insure that state and federal priorities are reflected in training.
Areas for exploration and specific questions:
A.    Scope and functioning
     1.      Is the current scope correct? If not, should it be broader or narrower; in what ways should it
             differ? For example, should it remain focused on training or should it be broadened to
             include all professional development? Are there policy issues that the Training Council
             should be addressing that are not now being addressed?
     2.      Should the Training Council focus on county CPS training, or also address other training such
             as juvenile justice, adoption, residential and foster care?
     3.      The Training Council is advisory. Should it have more authority? If so, for what reasons and
             in what ways? For example, should there be more enforcement of decisions? If so, how?
     4.      Are the Training Council members participating effectively? Are there ways this could be
             improved?
     5.      How are decisions at the Council level made about the training program? Is this a
             sufficiently collaborative process; does it include relevant stakeholders?
     6.      Currently the Council strives for a consensus on decisions. Is the consensus model the most
             effective for making decisions?
     7.      Are there ways to improve the decision-making process?
     8.      Are the mission, vision and purpose of the training council aligned with state, bureau and
             county agency goals and practice principles?


B.   Membership of the Training Council
                                               APPENDIX D
The current membership of the Training Council includes DCF, county child welfare programs, tribal child
welfare programs, DCF Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, Special Needs Adoption Program and the
University of Wisconsin Training Partnerships.
       1.      Are the right people/groups represented?
       2.      Do the right people come and participate?
       3.      How could the Training Council meaningfully involve all stakeholders including community
               partners, the stipend program, providers, juvenile justice, legal community, and adoption?
       4.      Should there be a formalized process for orienting new members?


II.         THE OVERALL PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING FUNCTIONS OF THE TRAINING SYSTEM
Introduction: The Training Council has a strategic plan to guide the operations of the training system.
For example, this evaluation of the training system in which you are participating was a priority
established in August 2007. The Training Council plans to revise the strategic plan and develop new
goals and objectives based on the identified needs of the training system. Currently, annual written
plans identify roles and responsibilities of the Training Council members, funding sources, goals and
objectives of the current strategic plan, the committees which are responsible for carrying out the plans
vis a vis the goals and objectives, and the accomplishments of the training system.
Areas for exploration and specific questions:
       1.      Are the current systems of planning—both at the partnership level and the statewide level--
               working well? What are some examples?
       2.      Are there areas where the planning function could be improved? (Is it sufficiently pro-active
               or is it at times too reactive?)
       3.      What, if anything, is needed in terms of resources or structure to improve planning?
       4.      Does the planning process effectively intersect with the CFSR and QSR processes?
       5.      Does the current planning process address the needs of all relevant trainee groups covered
               by the Wisconsin Child Welfare Training System? For example, are the needs of both new
               and experienced staff being addressed sufficiently?
       6.      Overall, are the planning and decision making processes resulting in effective and timely
               decisions that address key needs?
       7.      How does the planning process for post-QSR training differ from the planning for child
               welfare training developed by the Partnerships? How are these two training systems
               aligned?


III.        ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES
Introduction: The Training Council is interested in getting the opinions of stakeholders on priorities for
the training program.
Areas for exploration and specific questions:
       1.      What should the Training Program be investing in?
               o    More in partnerships?
                                                  APPENDIX D
                 o    Stipends?
                 o    Curriculum development?
                 o    Post QSR Training/Technical Assistance
                 o    Transfer of Learning?
                 o    Trainer development?
                 o    Research?
                 o    Others?
       2.        Is the WI Training Program fully and effectively utilizing resources such as the universities
                 and TANF programs?
       3.        Are new IT resources needed for new expanded priorities e.g., distance learning and
                 evaluation?
       4.        How should resources be allocated to pre-service training and addressing needs identified
                 by QSR?
       5.        How are resources allocated for post-QSR training?


IV.         STAFFING
Introduction: Staffing of the training program is key to its success and the Training Council would like your
opinions about several staffing issues.
Areas for exploration and specific questions:
       1.        What are the roles and responsibilities of the training program staff (both partnership staff
                 and state-level)?
       2.        How will the restructuring of DCF impact the training program?
       3.        How can we be sure that roles, functions, and competencies of the Training Program staff
                 are clearly defined and meet the needs of the county agencies as well as DCF?


V.          DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING
Introduction: The training system has processes in place for designing training, including identifying
specific needs, writing curricula, ensuring that content and methods are relevant, and ensuring that
trainers are competent.
Areas for exploration and specific questions:
      A.         Curriculum
            1.    Who is responsible for identifying what curricula are needed and then for selecting existing
                  curricula to meet the need or developing new curricula? (e.g., DCF, the Training Council,
                  the training program, the regional partnerships)
            2.    What processes are in place for addressing gaps, e.g., in the pre-service and Foundations
                  curriculum?
            3.    Are the standards for what makes a complete curriculum clear and are they followed?
                                                  APPENDIX D
           4.     Is there a standard set of competencies/learning objectives for all curricula and how are
                  they used in selecting existing curricula or developing new curricula?
           5.     How does the curriculum design process actually work and is it effective? Could it be
                  improved and if so how?
           6.     Are there sufficient resources for curriculum writers (enough of them, support for their
                  own development?)
           7.     Is the curriculum coordinator being used well to ensure that curricula are current, relevant,
                  appropriate and that there is a repository of training? Could this be improved and if so,
                  how?
           8.     What is the process for developing curricula for post-QSR training?
      B.        Cultural Responsiveness
           1.     How can we incorporate cultural competence into our training?
           2.     How can we prepare staff to work with culturally diverse families?
           3.     What specific strategies can we implement to improve cultural responsiveness?
           4.     How do we address reluctance/fear to address diversity?
      C.        Trainers
           1.     How are trainers selected?
           2.     How is it currently determined whether trainers have the expertise and competence to
                  conduct training as designed? Is this working well and could it be improved? If so, how?
           3.     How are trainers trained, assessed, and supported?
           4.     What mechanisms are in place to ensure trainer fidelity to the curriculum?


VI.        IMPLEMENTATION OF TRAINING
Introduction: The training system is comprised of DCF, county agencies, the Bureau of Milwaukee and
the regional partnerships who develop and deliver training throughout the state. Training is delivered
primarily by means of the classroom but increasingly distance learning is being explored and utilized.
Areas for exploration and specific questions:
      A.        Logistics of training
           1.     Are the processes for insuring that the right people get to the right training working
                  effectively? Could they be improved?
           2.     Are the processes for ensuring that sufficient training materials (curriculum, handouts,
                  PowerPoints, technology, etc.) are in place for all training working effectively? Could they
                  be improved?
           3.     Are training facilities adequate? Could they be improved?
           4.     Is there an appropriate use of onsite county-based training?
      B.        Distance learning
                                                  APPENDIX D
            1.    Is technology for developing and delivering distance learning being utilized well? Could it
                  be improved and if so, how?
            2.    Is distance learning utilized appropriately, for the right curricula and training audiences?
       C.        Promoting training
            1.    Does more need to be done to motivate directors to value training (e.g., for supervisors)
                  and to hold supervisors accountable for the professional development of new workers? If
                  so, what could be improved and how?


VII.        RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
Introduction: There are many levels and types of training evaluation. Currently the Training Program
uses primarily workshop evaluations (by trainees) to formally evaluate training. The Training Program is
considering expanding evaluation of training and also developing some mechanisms for conducting
research that would support quality training and other program efforts of DCF.
Areas for exploration and specific questions:
       A.        Current training evaluation
            1.    What training evaluation do you know of that is being done currently? Examples could
                  include formative evaluation of curriculum, trainee satisfaction and opinion, trainee
                  knowledge, trainee skill in the classroom and on the job (transfer of learning), evaluation of
                  impact of training on practice or client outcomes, and evaluation of trainers.
            2.    How are the workshop evaluations by trainees being used? Are there reports? Are they
                  helpful?
            3.    What is the role of training evaluation in the Quality Service Reviews?
       B.        Training Evaluation and Research Plans
            1.    The Training Council currently develops multi-year strategic plans to guide training
                  decisions and activities. Would it be useful review and update strategic plans for training
                  evaluation and for research?
            2.    If so, what should be considered in these plans?
       C.        Accommodating Differing Needs Around the State
            1.    How do training evaluation needs differ by region (e.g., Milwaukee and rural areas)? How
                  can these be accommodated?
            2.    Do different programs within partnerships or BMCW have different training evaluation
                  needs? What could be useful statewide?
            3.    What evaluation activities might need to be standardized at the statewide level beyond
                  level 1 evaluation? How might this be accomplished?
       D.        What evaluation of training would be useful?
            1.    Which levels of evaluation would you like to see used (see list in A above)? Why and for
                  which trainings? How would the findings be helpful?
            2.    Could training evaluation data be considered in HR annual staff reviews?
                                            APPENDIX D
E.        Current and needed tracking of trainee participation and courses offered
     1.     Does the current system for tracking trainee participation in training work well?
     2.     How is this information tracked?
     3.     Is there a system for statewide tracking and how consistently is it utilized? Can it be
            improved?
     4.     Can basic questions be answered such as “How many recent hires have completed
            mandated training? How many staff have completed X training session? How many times
            has X Training been delivered and in what areas of the state?”
F.        Evaluation feasibility and efficiency
     1.     What resources are needed/available to conduct higher level evaluation?
G.        Use of research and a research agenda
     1.     How does research get integrated into training now? How can it be made more rigorous?
     2.     What should a research agenda include? Should it be primarily to inform training or also
            other DCF interests (such as feasibility of new programs)?
     3.     What could/should be done to further a research agenda?
                                                         APPENDIX E

                   WISCONSIN TRAINING SYSTEM EVALUATION: CASEWORKER SURVEY SUMMARY


“I have read this entire form and I understand it completely. All of my questions regarding this form or this study have been
answered to complete satisfaction. I agree to participate in this resear ch. I understand that by selecting I AGREE below and by
completing the attached survey I consent to participate in this study.”




1.   Are Child Welfare training workshops offered in enough variety of topic areas to meet your training needs as a child welfar e
     caseworker?




                                                                                                            CPS   Non-CPS
                                                                                                         Response Response
                   What trainings are currently not offered that you think are needed?
                                                                                                          Count    Count
                                                                                                          n=154    n = 59
     Additional trainings for experienced workers                                                        7.8% (12)     3.4% (2)
     Mental Health                                                                                       7.1% (11)    13.6% (8)
     Advanced Training Topics                                                                            6.5% (10)     5.1% (3)
     Legal                                                                                                5.8% (9)     1.7% (1)
     AODA                                                                                                 5.8% (9)     5.1% (3)
     Cultural Competency/ Diversity Training                                                              3.9% (6)     3.4% (2)
     Interviewing Techniques (motivational, forensic)                                                     3.9% (6)     1.7% (1)
     Foster Care                                                                                          3.3% (5)     3.4% (2)
     E WISACWIS Training                                                                                  2.6% (4)       0.0%
                                                   APPENDIX E

Working with Developmentally Delayed Clients                    2.6% (4)   1.7% (1)
Initial Assessment Training                                     2.6% (4)    0.0%
Cognitive Graphic Interviewing                                  2.6% (4)    0.0%
More ICWA training                                              2.0% (3)    0.0%
Training on resources and service providers                     2.0% (3)    0.0%
Navigating the Family Court System                              2.0% (3)   1.7% (1)
Organizational Management                                       2.0% (3)   3.4% (2)
Chronic neglect and home environment cleanliness                2.0% (3)   1.7% (1)
Independent Living Skills                                       1.3% (2)   1.7% (1)
Reactive Attachment Disorder                                    1.3% (2)   3.4% (2)
Effects of Pre-natal Substance Abuse                            1.3% (2)    0.0%
Sexual Abuse                                                    1.3% (2)    0.0%
Attachment                                                      1.3% (2)    0.0%
Domestic Violence                                               1.3% (2)    0.0%
Staff personal safety                                           1.3% (2)    0.0%
ASFA                                                            1.3% (2)    0.0%
Improving Investigation Skills                                  1.3% (2)    0.0%
Training on workers personal care                               1.3% (2)   1.7% (1)
Documentation and writing reports                               1.3% (2)    0.0%
Safety standards                                                1.3% (2)    0.0%
More frequent CORE training                                     0.7% (1)    0.0%
Separation and divorce issues                                   0.7% (1)    0.0%
Suicide Assessment                                              0.7% (1)    0.0%
Teamwork                                                        0.7% (1)    0.0%
Case management training                                        0.7% (1)    0.0%
Prescription Substance Abuse                                    0.7% (1)   1.7% (1)
Ongoing                                                         0.7% (1)    0.0%
Family Visitations                                              0.7% (1)    0.0%
Gangs                                                           0.7% (1)   3.4% (2)
Secondary Caregiver Trauma                                      0.7% (1)    0.0%
Crisis Intervention                                             0.7% (1)    0.0%
Child Development                                               0.7% (1)    0.0%
Injury Identification                                           0.7% (1)    0.0%
Reunification                                                   0.7% (1)    0.0%
Criminal Thinking Groups for Juveniles                          0.7% (1)    0.0%
                                                          APPENDIX E

     TPR Training                                                                                      0.7% (1)    1.69%
     Sibling Placement                                                                                 0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Therapy techniques and intervention                                                               0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Working with teens                                                                                0.7% (1)    0.00%
     CRAFT Model of AODA                                                                               0.7% (1)    0.00%
     Family Group Conferencing                                                                         0.7% (1)    0.00%
     Father Engagement                                                                                 0.7% (1)    1.69%
     Medical Neglect                                                                                   0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Secondary Trauma/ PTSD                                                                            0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Home Visitation                                                                                   0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Case Planning                                                                                     0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Best Practice for Home Consultants/Support Workers                                                0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Intake Refreshers                                                                                 0.7% (1)     0.0%
     Juvenile Justice                                                                                    0.0%      28.81%
     QEW Training                                                                                        0.0%      1.7% (1)
     Working with sexual offenders                                                                       0.0%      1.7% (1)
     Ethics                                                                                              0.0%      1.7% (1)
     Working in rural areas                                                                              0.0%      1.7% (1)
     Grief                                                                                               0.0%      1.7% (1)


2.   Are training workshops scheduled frequently enough so that you can attend training at the time you need it?
                                                              APPENDIX E
3.    Please che ck which, if any, of the following factors pose barriers to you when attending training workshops. Check all that
      apply:




               What factors pose barriers to you when attending training workshops? (Other , please specify)               Response
                                                                                                                            Count
     Budget                                                                                                                    4
     Limited Space in Classes                                                                                                  3
     Repetitive Trainings                                                                                                      3
     Length of training (to long)                                                                                              2
     Not enough time to attend with the caseload                                                                               2
     Trainings are not Practical                                                                                               2
     Trainings are too Basic                                                                                                   2
     Training topics are not relevant to Work Ar ea                                                                            2
     The Advanced notices are not given in sufficient time prior to trai nings                                                 2
     Travel                                                                                                                    2
     Increased Frequency of CORE is Needed                                                                                     1
                                                        APPENDIX E
  Time constraints from mandatory trainings prevent attendance of mor e relevant training   1
  Limited time and date options                                                             1
  Parking                                                                                   1
  Facilities not available for purchasing meals (food)                                      1
  Pre-requisite Barriers                                                                    1
  Limited Training Offerings in some Partnerships                                           1
  Presenters are not interesting                                                            1
  Training Schedules are changed last minute                                                1
  CORE Requirements are not clear                                                           1
  Increase Frequency of Special Topic Trainings are needed                                  1
  Child Care                                                                                1
  Weather Conditions                                                                        1
  Work Environment is not compatible with Distance Learning trainings                       1
  Lack of hotel Reimbursement                                                               1
  All members of the team don’t attend teaming trainings                                    1


Please rate the extent to which you agree with each of the following statements:
APPENDIX E
                                                              APPENDIX E


                                                                                                   CPS Rating   Non-CPS Rating
                                                                                                    Average        Average
4. Child welfare Foundation training has improved my ability to do my job                             4.00           4.06

5. My supervisor is supportive of me attending child welfare training                                 4.70           4.61

6. Agency directors/managers are supportive of me attending child welfare training
                                                                                                      4.42           4.41

7. Child welfare special topics training has improved my ability to do my job                         4.19           4.17

8. Child welfare training has taught me skills that I need to do my job                               4.12           4.07

9. The child welfare training courses meet the needs of my agency                                     4.04           3.94

10. In general, child welfare training is culturally respectful to diverse training participants
                                                                                                      4.23           4.20

11. Child welfare training teaches skills for how to work with families of diverse
cultures/ethnicities                                                                                  3.71           3.85

12. Distance learning training (where the instructor and the participants are in different
locations) is offered for a variety of child welfare courses                                          2.59           2.74

13. I am satisfied with the number and variety of courses offered though distance learning
                                                                                                      2.79           2.97

14. I use the skills that I learn in training on the job                                              4.18           4.15

15. My supervisor encourages me to use the skills that I learn in training on the job
                                                                                                      4.08           4.11

16. Agency directors/managers are supportive of me implementing skills learned in
                                                                                                      4.07           4.14
training in my job




17.    Have you attended ICW trainings?
                                                        APPENDIX E
Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement:




Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement:
                                                         APPENDIX E
Please answer the following questions about the child welfare trainers in your region:




24. Do you have any comments or suggestions about the child welfare trainers?
                                                                                                                 Response
                                                                                                                  Count
  Trainers need more experience in working in child welfare to provide good examples and strategies                 7
  Some trainers don’t hold attention well enough                                                                    4
  Trainers have been out of the field for too long                                                                  4
  Greater Trainer Variety                                                                                           4
  More demographic diversity is needed (gender, ethnicity, etc.)                                                    3
  More trainers with experience in the specific field they are training                                             2
  More expert training and less generalist                                                                          2
  Trainers hold to closely to Agenda and don’t answer questions thoroughly enough                                   2
  Trainers need to focus on the fact that we are adult professionals                                                1
  Don’t need assigned seating                                                                                       1
  Don’t need to be counted off for group activities                                                                 1
  Trainers are too Basic                                                                                            1
  To many personal opinions are shared                                                                              1
  Prefer expert lectures over trainers                                                                              1
  Trainers should begin and end promptly                                                                            1
  Spend less time on introductions                                                                                  1
  Prefer local trainers over state trainers                                                                         1
  Presentation materials are not cohesive                                                                           1
  More focus on practical application to job                                                                        1
  Trainers are not well prepared                                                                                    1
  Trainers don’t know the materials                                                                                 1
  Trainers should be professionally trained                                                                         1
  Trainers are sometime condescending                                                                               1
  Please don’t use profanity when training                                                                          1
  Trainers should have worked in the field and know what our jobs are so they can best understand how to train      1
  Trainers should not be brought in from out of state to train                                                      1
  Trainers need to be mor e open to new ideas and suggestions                                                       1
                                                          APPENDIX E

Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:




29. Do you have any comments or suggestions you would like to make about the logistics of training?
                                                                                                                        Response
                                                                                                                         Count
  More Locations, proximity, local                                                                                         9
  Temperature of room                                                                                                      7
  Sites are not very accommodating to attendees (i.e. can’t drink coffee, or use fridge or microwaves at one site, no
                                                                                                                           5
  access to vending areas)
  Parking issues                                                                                                           4
  Notification of course work completed                                                                                    2
  More ability to travel for training and count it as work                                                                 1
  More in-house training                                                                                                   1
  Locations not conducive to learning                                                                                      1
  Better training in how to use the site technology for trainers                                                           1
  Better marketing of training to new and experienced workers                                                              1
  Make sure all training material are ready in advance                                                                     1
  Audiovisual check for any equipment problems prior to training                                                           1
  Training materials do not encompass all attending staff                                                                  1
  Use non-agency sites for training on site is too distracting                                                             1
  Training sites are not accessible to all                                                                                 1
  Providing a list of restaurants and parking options to participants would be helpful                                     1
  Having one centralized training location would be helpful                                                                1
  Handout provision is inconsistent                                                                                        1
  Increased frequency of trainings                                                                                         1
  Less confusing email confirmations for training                                                                          1
  Avoid using smoky casinos                                                                                                1
  Later start time for trainings                                                                                           1
                                                        APPENDIX E
  Certificate of Training hours should be improved to look more professional and be less confusing             1
  The ability to use computers for work related purposes on break would be helpful                             1
  Some facilities are to cramped or small                                                                      1
  Some of the 3 day trainings are too long                                                                     1
  Nicer accommodations make participants more comfortable                                                      1
  Intro to the Bur eau should take place closer to the end of initial training                                 1
  Online handouts as opposed to hardcopies would be less wasteful                                              1
  Travel is an issue with attending training                                                                   1


30. What are the greatest strengths of the Wisconsin Child Welfare Training System?
                                                                                                            Response
                                                                                                             Count
  Quality Instructors                                                                                         56
  Variety of Trainings                                                                                        44
  Cost (Affordable)                                                                                           35
  Variety of Regional Training Locations (eliminate travel)                                                   21
  Frequency of Training                                                                                       15
  Locations                                                                                                   14
  Availability of Trainings                                                                                   11
  All new child welfare workers are required to attend CORE to provide baseline consistency (Good for New
                                                                                                              10
  Workers)
  Implementation of Consistent Standards                                                                      10
  Beneficial training for new workers                                                                         10
  Accessible                                                                                                  9
  Training are job relevant                                                                                   8
  Relevant information                                                                                        8
  Staff                                                                                                       7
  Facilities for Training                                                                                     7
  Responsiveness to needs                                                                                     7
  Excellent training atmosphere                                                                               7
  Training is available                                                                                       6
  Website is very user friendly                                                                               5
  Open to suggestions                                                                                         5
  Organized Training                                                                                          5
  Excellent provision of snacks and drinks                                                                    4
  Content Materials                                                                                           3
  Enough advanced notice of trainings                                                                         3
  Accommodating system                                                                                        3
  Presentations are consistent                                                                                3
  Number of Trainings                                                                                         3
  Trainers are engaging                                                                                       2
  Trainers are open to real life examples                                                                     2
  Comprehensive Trainings that are Beneficial to all workers                                                  2
  Networking with other agencies                                                                              2
  Core Curriculum                                                                                             2
  Trainings are great                                                                                         2
  Ability to have open discussions related to training topics                                                 2
  Class size is small                                                                                         2
  Trainings are practical                                                                                     2
  Handouts are Beneficial                                                                                     2
  Interactive Activities to Practice what is learned                                                          2
                                                    APPENDIX E
Worker Networking                                                               2
Revitalization offered by training and networking with peers in the field       2
Continued education keeps staff current in the workforce                        2
Trainings are thorough                                                          2
Multi-media approach to teaching                                                1
Diverse Topics                                                                  1
Training coordinators are accessible and approachable                           1
Participants may use all the partnerships to meet their training needs          1
Provide Expert Training                                                         1
Instructors explain topics well                                                 1
Instructors utilize examples from previous experience                           1
Relationship with counties                                                      1
Time off for training                                                           1
Adequate Training Length                                                        1
Emphasis on current State practice standards                                    1
Training on EWISACWIS                                                           1
The lending library                                                             1
Trainings meet participant needs                                                1
Real world practical examples in training                                       1
Strong Personnel Involvement                                                    1
Responsive to changing CW demands                                               1
Updated Trainings ( i.e. Ethics and Boundaries)                                 1
Encourage continuity within counties/agencies                                   1
Provide information about the latest research                                   1
Worker certification requirements are standardized                              1
Partnerships make participants feel like part of the group                      1
Partners motivate workers to keep up with training                              1
Partners keep workers updated on new systems, philosophies and work standards   1
Provides a better understanding of the CW system and how it works               1
Addresses CORE topics                                                           1
The efficient operations of the system                                          1
Training is research based                                                      1
Many Training available                                                         1
Comprehensive training material are relevant and helpful                        1
Trainings are interesting                                                       1
Several learning options (i.e. classroom, online, informational)                1
Welcoming Environment                                                           1
Training is applicable to out day to day work                                   1
Trainings are geared towards CPS                                                1
General Trainings                                                               1
CORE very helpful                                                               1
Comprehensive Training                                                          1
Effective Specialized Training                                                  1
Always improving                                                                1
University Collaboration                                                        1
Improves your skills as a social worker                                         1
Legal Update Training is very helpful                                           1
Staff Diversity                                                                 1
Meet CEU Requirements                                                           1
Communications                                                                  1
Refresher Training                                                              1
                                                          APPENDIX E
31. How do you think the Wisconsin Training System could be improved to meet the needs of your agency?
                                                                                                                  Response
                                                                                                                   Count
More proximal locations                                                                                             21
Increased Frequency of trainings                                                                                    20
Trainings that are more appropriate for experienced workers                                                         15
Greater Variety of Training                                                                                         11
Length of Trainings should be evaluated                                                                             11
More distance learning                                                                                              8
More variety of trainings in more locations                                                                         6
More topics that apply to all staff                                                                                 4
Do not continue to have pr e-requisite requirements for training                                                    4
More advanced and cutting edge trainings                                                                            3
More diverse trainers                                                                                               3
Remember that not all information is relevant to all counties (Take into account individual county differences)     3
Better Quality Trainers                                                                                             3
New specialized training topics (MORE)                                                                              3
Offer trainings that are requested by workers                                                                       3
Develop New Trainings                                                                                               3
Collaboration between Managers and Staff (attending training)                                                       2
More encouragement to agencies                                                                                      2
More updated materials                                                                                              2
Trainings offered at a variety of locations                                                                         2
In-house trainings                                                                                                  2
Workers should be trained prior to handling cases                                                                   2
Decrease role play used in trainings                                                                                2
Employees should be polled on their training needs                                                                  2
More specialized guest speakers                                                                                     2
Offer trainings for our specific areas of expertise                                                                 2
More concrete and practical learning materials                                                                      2
Offer more trainings for new staff                                                                                  1
Offer more Foster Parents Trainings for Caseworkers                                                                 1
More expert speakers and conferences hosted by the partnerships                                                     1
Hands on training programs for new workers                                                                          1
Training that follows an entire case life                                                                           1
More trainings for ongoing worker case loads                                                                        1
Trainings should take into account the experience of the audience                                                   1
More local trainings for high need areas                                                                            1
Emphasize the importance of trainings to management                                                                 1
Payment for Mileage                                                                                                 1
More trainings on documentation                                                                                     1
More practical information during training                                                                          1
Focus on skill based training                                                                                       1
Need to professionalize supervision                                                                                 1
Need consistency across all levels of training                                                                      1
Stop capping registration for classes (increase class sizes)                                                        1
On the job training rather than classroom training                                                                  1
Manager/ Directors should attend caseworker training                                                                1
Outside experienced trainers                                                                                        1
Better working relationship with the tribal training program at UW- Green Bay                                       1
Advanced notice of upcoming trainings                                                                               1
Increase number of specialized trainings                                                                            1
                                                          APPENDIX E
Increase Frequency of specialized training                                                          1
Updates through email                                                                               1
Sups and Managers should support skill taught in training rather than relying on prior experience   1
Be responsive to training needs                                                                     1
Add OJTs to training                                                                                1
New Workers should shadow experienced workers prior to trainings                                    1
Training needs to stay on topic                                                                     1
Provide foundation courses based on a hiring schedule so that new workers can be prepared           1
Focus trainings to apply to workers area in CPS                                                     1
Recognition of the relationship between delinquency and CPS                                         1
Be open to suggestions concerning trainings                                                         1
All partners should offer the same variety of trainings                                             1
Be honest in discussing the impact of budget on provision of services                               1
Accept courses taken from outside providers to fulfill pre-requisites                               1
A revised CORE training set of courses is needed                                                    1
More topics should be offered                                                                       1
Add advanced workshops                                                                              1
Work to get mor e people involved and informed (i.e. law enforcement, GAL, Corp Counsel)            1


32. In what region is your agency?
                                                       APPENDIX E
33. What is the total number of child welfare staff employed by your agency? Include caseworkers, supervisors, and manager s.
    Check one:




34. How long have you been in your current position?
                                                        APPENDIX E
35. How long have you worked in child welfare?




36. Is your primary job in Child Protective Services?




37. In which CPS area do you work?
                                                        APPENDIX E

                                In which CPS area do you wor k? (Other, please specify)    Response
                                                                                            Count

  All areas                                                                                   13
  Safety Services                                                                             8
  Foster Care                                                                                 5
  Juvenile Justice                                                                            3
  Adoptions                                                                                   3
  Licensing                                                                                   3
  Management                                                                                  2
  CSSW                                                                                        2
  Delinquency                                                                                 1
  After hours mobile crisis                                                                   1
  Out of home care                                                                            1
  Primary Ongoing                                                                             1
  Resource Unit-Voluntary Caseload Parenting                                                  1


38. What is your primary job?




                                  What is your primary job? (Other, please specify)       Response
                                                                                           Count

  Juvenile Justice                                                                          42
  Foster Care Coordinator                                                                   8
  CPS                                                                                       3
  Social Work Assistant                                                                     3
  Adoption                                                                                  3
  Access                                                                                    2
  Kinship                                                                                   2
  Manager                                                                                   1
  Supervisor                                                                                1
  Child Welfare                                                                             1
  Youth and Family                                                                          1
  Parent Education                                                                          1
  Visitation Supervision                                                                    1
  Division Administrator of Social Services                                                 1
                                                         APPENDIX E
  Ongoing Case Manager                                                     1
  Permanency Consultant                                                    1
  OHC                                                                      1
  Quality Assurance                                                        1


39. What is your highest educational degree?




40. Please spe cify the discipline in which you re ceived your degree.
                                                                         Response
                                                                          Count

   Social Work                                                             196
  Psychology                                                               52
  Sociology                                                                36
  Criminal Justice                                                         20
  Counseling                                                               11
  Human Services                                                           10
  Human Development and Family Studies                                      7
  Education                                                                 6
  Communications                                                            3
  Marriage and Family Therapy                                               2
  Theology                                                                  2
  Business Administration                                                   2
  Administration                                                            1
  Generalist                                                                1
  Speech Therapy                                                            1
                                                         APPENDIX F

                WISCONSIN TRAINING SYSTEM EVALUATION: SUPERVISOR SURVEY SUMMARY

 “I have read this entire form and I understand it completely. All of my questions regarding this form or this study have been
answered to complete satisfaction. I agree to participate in this resear ch. I understand that by selecting I AGREE below and by
completing the attached survey I consent to participate in this study.”




Are training workshops offered in enough variety of topic areas to meet child welfare training needs of the following staff:




                         What trainings are currently not offered that you think ar e needed?                           Response
                                                                                                                         Count
  Juvenile Justice                                                                                                         11
  Advanced training for supervisors                                                                                         9
  Advanced Training                                                                                                         9
  Trainings for more experienced workers                                                                                    8
  Cultural Diversity                                                                                                        5
  Case Documentation                                                                                                        4
  Mental Health                                                                                                             4
  Management skills on topics of secondary trauma and burn out                                                              4
  Prescription Medication Abuse                                                                                             3
  EWISACWIS Trainings                                                                                                       3
  Workforce Management for Supervisors                                                                                      3
  Drug Abuse                                                                                                                3
  ADHD                                                                                                                      3
  Leadership Trainings                                                                                                      3
  Client Communication                                                                                                      3
  Foster Care                                                                                                               3
  Engagement                                                                                                                2
                                                     APPENDIX F
Teaming                                                                                                    2
Family Group Conferencing                                                                                  2
Service Delivery                                                                                           2
AODA                                                                                                       2
More Legal Trainings                                                                                       2
Working with difficult clients                                                                             2
Specialized Topics                                                                                         2
Adoption and Out of Home Care Trainings                                                                    2
Interviewing Skills                                                                                        2
More trainings for other areas of Child Welfare                                                            2
Conflict Resolution                                                                                        2
Safety Trainings                                                                                           2
Transfer of Learning Training                                                                              2
Trauma                                                                                                     2
Advocating for children’s educational needs                                                                1
Managing SED kids ages 5-9                                                                                 1
Training on management and coaching techniques                                                             1
Workshops on professionalism                                                                               1
Using emails with providers and families                                                                   1
How to measure outcomes                                                                                    1
Trainings on Working with cognitively disabled parents                                                     1
How to write effective case plans                                                                          1
More follow-up training days after supervisor CORE                                                         1
Multi Session workshop to teach supervisors effective techniques for communication needs to managers and   1
administrators
Trainings for paraprofessional who perform cas e management activities                                     1
Working with families and interfamilial sexual abuse                                                       1
Working with Mentally ill kids                                                                             1
Facilitation Skills                                                                                        1
Advanced Case Planning                                                                                     1
CPS Standards Training                                                                                     1
More trainings for initial assessment                                                                      1
Preventing Workplace vi olence                                                                             1
Forensic Interviewing                                                                                      1
PDD Training                                                                                               1
FAS Trainings                                                                                              1
Effects of Abuse on Development                                                                            1
Worker Safety                                                                                              1
Worker Retention                                                                                           1
Autism                                                                                                     1
Trainings to help supervisors help ongoing case managers address case issues                               1
Trainings on Home Visits                                                                                   1
How to supervise with CAP and PCFA                                                                         1
Ethics and Boundaries                                                                                      1
Faith Related                                                                                              1
Trainings on HR Paperwork for New Workers                                                                  1
Safety Intervention                                                                                        1
Child Welfare in the Urban Setting                                                                         1
Gangs                                                                                                      1
Effects of Pre-natal substance abuse                                                                       1
Specific Trainings for Ongoing Social Workers                                                              1
Specific Trainings for Parent Aides                                                                        1
Permanency                                                                                                 1
                                                         APPENDIX F
  More information on Medications                                                                                         1
  Therapy Techniques                                                                                                      1
  Professional Development Courses (Time Management, stress reduction, boundaries)                                        1
  Crisis Intervention                                                                                                     1
  Peer Mentoring Trainings                                                                                                1
  Domestic Violence                                                                                                       1
  Attachment issues                                                                                                       1
  Understanding Budget and Contracts                                                                                      1
  Grant Writing                                                                                                           1
  Statistics and Analysis                                                                                                 1
  Program Evaluation                                                                                                      1
  Measures to deter mine environmental cleanliness                                                                        1
  Management Development                                                                                                  1
  Union issues                                                                                                            1
  Core trainings for Supervisors                                                                                          1
  Court Testimony                                                                                                         1
  Advanced Forensic Interviewing                                                                                          1
  Specialized series of training on Mental Disorders (i.e. Borderlines and RADS)                                          1
  Trainings to review new standards and laws                                                                              1
  More practice based trainings                                                                                           1



           The following training needs wer e mentioned under the “improvements” section of the survey:               Response
                                                                                                                       Count
  Trainings for more experienced workers                                                                                  11
  Advanced Training                                                                                                        9
  Cultural Diversity                                                                                                       5
  Juvenile Justice                                                                                                         4
  Paraprofessional Training                                                                                                1
  EWISACWIS Training                                                                                                       1
  CORE for New Supervisors                                                                                                 1
  More training for rural practices                                                                                        1
  Foundational Training in Initial Assessment                                                                              1


Are training workshops for the following staff scheduled frequently enough so that your staff can attend training at the time that
they need it?
                                                         APPENDIX F
6. Please check which, if any of the following factors pose barriers to you and your staff when attending training worksho ps.
   Check all that apply:




    Which factors pose barriers to you and your staff when attending training workshops? (Other, please specify)      Response
                                                                                                                       Count
  Training Length                                                                                                         4
  Popular sessions are full                                                                                               3
  Trainings are not advertised well enough                                                                                3
  Distance (too far)                                                                                                      2
  Trainings often overlap and occur with the same time frame                                                              2
  Trainings are not offer ed often enough to attend                                                                       2
                                                         APPENDIX F
  Staffing issues (not enough staff)                                                           1
  Pre-requisites                                                                               1
  Workshops outside of BMCW are not offer ed                                                   1
  Not enough time                                                                              1
  High caseloads                                                                               1
  Hard to attend 3 day trainings that are far away because overnight stays are not approved    1
  Having to use vacation time to attend outside training                                       1
  Trainings need more dynamic and informed presenters                                          1
  Training occur most during busiest time of year (Fall)                                       1


Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
                                                         APPENDIX F




Please answer the following questions about the child welfare trainers in your region:
                                                        APPENDIX F
Please answer the following questions about Transfer of Learning in your agency.
                                                         APPENDIX F




Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following state ments:




38. Are you a Tribal Supervisor?
                                                         APPENDIX F
39. Has your agency been involved in the Quality Services Review (QSR)?




40. Have you participated in any trainings or technical assistance activities that resulted from the QSR?
                                                       APPENDIX F
Please answer the following questions about QSR Training.




45. What are the greatest strengths of the Wisconsin Child Welfare Training System?
                                                                                      Response
                                                                                       Count
  Quality Presenters                                                                    34
  Responsive to needs                                                                   31
  Variety of Trainings Offered                                                          16
  Openness and willingness to listen to suggestions                                     15
  Trainings are Affordable                                                              11
  Close locations                                                                        9
  Trainings are beneficial to New Workers                                                8
  Excellent Staff                                                                        6
  Training Availability                                                                  5
  Training topics are Relevant to work                                                   5
  Excellent Curricula                                                                    4
  Trainings on Child Welfare Standards                                                   4
  Flexibility to change training as needed                                               4
  Consistent Training across counties                                                    4
  Frequency of Trainings Offered                                                         3
  Consistent Training for all workers                                                    3
  Well Organized                                                                         3
  Timeliness in response to suggested training needs                                     3
  The Partnership                                                                        2
  Materials Relevant to Practice                                                         2
  Agency Specific Trainings                                                              2
  Facilities                                                                             2
  Trainings are interesting                                                              2
                                                           APPENDIX F
  Trainings relate to the areas of greatest need                                                                       2
  Excellent Website                                                                                                    2
  Easy Accessibility                                                                                                   2
  Quality Trainings                                                                                                    2
  Curriculum is continuously updated                                                                                   1
  National Experts are sometimes available                                                                             1
  Collaboration between State and Universities                                                                         1
  State specific training                                                                                              1
  Provides Continuing Education                                                                                        1
  Website Registration and Payment is user friendly                                                                    1
  Advanced notices and Calendar of Trainings                                                                           1
  Trainings are offered at various locations                                                                           1
  Unify training for New Staff                                                                                         1
  Coordinate foster parent training                                                                                    1
  Good Resource Materials                                                                                              1
  New pre-service trainings are available                                                                              1
  Regionally administered                                                                                              1
  Relationship Building with Regional Partners                                                                         1
  Skill based trainings                                                                                                1
  Comprehensive Curriculum                                                                                             1
  Foundational Trainings                                                                                               1
  Trainings are informative                                                                                            1
  Practical to the BMCW                                                                                                1
  A tremendous improvement from pr evious training system                                                              1
  The investment that people have to child welfare                                                                     1
  Excellent Presentations and Material                                                                                 1
  A good resource                                                                                                      1
  Training has improved best practice at our agencies                                                                  1
  Willingness to accommodate training needs                                                                            1
  Milwaukee pilots a lot of new programs                                                                               1
  Workers are trained progressively and not rushed through                                                             1
  Commitment to children and families                                                                                  1
  The system is comprehensive                                                                                          1
  Safety Trainings are excellent                                                                                       1
  Promotes Retention                                                                                                   1
  Trainings provide insight to challenges staff may face in their jobs                                                 1
  Assist staff in evaluating their values and mission of the BMCW                                                      1
  Development of Advanced Training Topics                                                                              1
  Quality Juvenile Justice Trainings                                                                                   1
  Communication                                                                                                        1
  Flexibility                                                                                                          1


46. How do you think the Wisconsin Child Welfare Training System could be improved to meet the needs of your agency?
                                                                                                                  Response
                                                                                                                   Count
  Training times need to be reevaluated and condensed                                                                  6
  Offer trainings at closer locations                                                                                  6
  Increase frequency of trainings offered                                                                              5
  Offer a greater variety of trainings                                                                                 5
  Don’t neglect the needs of the Juvenile Justice Staff                                                                3
  Hold more trainings that are speci fic to my agency needs                                                            3
                                                      APPENDIX F
More trainings on site                                                                                             2
Closer trainings for the south region                                                                              2
Take time to discuss how things pertain to our counties                                                            2
Offer more computer based trainings                                                                                2
Supervisors should have access to the curriculum in order to know what workers are learning and support transfer   2
of learning
Offer trainings at a variety of locations                                                                          2
Provide trainings for specific areas                                                                               2
More collaboration between partners so that trainings could be offered more frequently                             1
Clarify the roles of the partnerships verses the state                                                             1
Send agencies the workers Action Plans immediately after training                                                  1
Trainings need to be mor e realistic and practical                                                                 1
Role Playing Activities                                                                                            1
Video Trainings so that they can be reviewed later                                                                 1
Trainings should be more centralized                                                                               1
Trainings need to be mor e skill based                                                                             1
Trainings should be expanded to include community partners (i.e. schools and law enforcement)                      1
Develop pre-test to allow workers to test out of some required core that is Redundant for them                     1
Core is often just a review for workers with educational backgrounds in SW and CW and different trainings should   1
be offer ed for them
Allow experienced workers to take classes without meeting pre-requisites that use all their training dollars       1
Provide snacks in the morning if trainings are all day                                                             1
Sometimes Materials are not sufficiently composed and don’t include all information from the presentations         1
Trainings should be developed for the topics that are most needed                                                  1
Involve Supervisors more in implementing that are taught in training                                               1
Breakdown the collaborative agencies outcomes and the BMCW and then evaluate what is working and what is           1
not
Meet the needs of experienced workers                                                                              1
Condense/ Combine some trainings                                                                                   1
Trainings need to be relevant to the job                                                                           1
New Workers should be provided training immediately and not have to wait before they can get into training         1
Too many cancelations occur due to trainers                                                                        1
More hands on material                                                                                             1
Better define the expectations around pre-service trainings for all counties                                       1
It takes too long for trainings to be developed and presented                                                      1
Allow flexibility with the number of trainings offered                                                             1
Continue to expand trainings that are supervisors to help with transfer of learning                                1
In-house trainings                                                                                                 1
Improve accuracy of the website                                                                                    1
Start trainings on time                                                                                            1
Greater variety of trainings                                                                                       1
Better communication about the trainings offered                                                                   1
Increase collaboration between state and county in the training programs                                           1
Encourage supervisors to practice true debriefing and acknowledge workers feelings as people not just employees    1
More distance learning opportunities should be offered                                                             1
Have Expert Speakers for some trainings                                                                            1
Have better facilities for learning in                                                                             1
Better communication between agency leadership and the system in what is expected of workers and how to do         1
their jobs correctly
                                                       APPENDIX F
47. In what region is your agency?




48. What is the total number of child welfare staff employed by your agency? Include caseworkers, supe rvisors, and managers.
    Check one .
                                                       APPENDIX F
49. How long have you been in your current position?




50. How long have you worked in child welfare?
                                                          APPENDIX F
51. What is your highest educational degree?




52. Please spe cify the discipline in which you re ceived your degree.
                                                                         Response
                                                                          Count
  Social Work                                                              68
  Psychology                                                               16
  Criminal Justice                                                          7
  Counseling                                                                6
  Public Administration                                                     4
  Sociology                                                                 2
  Human Services                                                            2
  Children and Families                                                     2
  Education                                                                 2
  Communications                                                            1
  Human Relations                                                           1
  Communicative Disorders                                                   1
  Urban Analysis                                                            1
  Mental Health                                                             1
                                                           APPENDIX G

                  WISCONSIN TRAINING SYSTEM EVALUATION: TRAINER SURVEY SUMMARY


“I have read this entire form and I understand it completely. I understand that by selecting I AGREE below and by completing the
attached survey I am giving m y consent to participate in this study.”




Please rate the effectiveness of e ach of the trainer development activities in which you have participated.
                                              Have not        Not very       Somewhat       Very helpful        Rating   Response
                                             participated     helpful          helpful                         Average    Count

  1. Training of Trainers (TOT)                13.2% (5)       0.0% (0)      31.6% (12)      55.3% (21)         2.64       38

  2. Attended Training as a participant        27.3% (9)       0.0% (0)      10.5% (4)       65.8% (25)         2.86       38

  3. Attended training as a trainer            22.9% (8)       0.0% (0)      11.4% (4)       65.7% (23)         2.85       35
     observer

  4. Training on Content (TOC) for            40.0% (14)       5.7% (2)      20.0% (7)       34.3% (12)         2.48       35
     specific training courses

  5. Co-trained with an experienced           30.6% (11)       0.0% (0)      19.4% (7)       50.0% (18)         2.72       36
     trainer

  6. Partnership feedback during and            5.3% (2)       5.3% (2)      21.1% (8)       68.4% (26)         2.67       38
     after training

  7. Informal, regular contact with            10.5% (4)       5.3% (2)      18.4% (7)       65.8% (25)         2.68       38
     partnership staff

  8. Attendance at national, state, or        44.4% (16)       0.0% (0)      11.1% (4)       44.4% (16)         2.80       36
     local training conferences

                                                                                                  answered question        38

                                                                                                     skipped question      12
                                                       APPENDIX G
Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the trainer development
process. The trainer development proce ss…




15. Should there be a statewide standardized trainer development process for all trainers?
                                                       APPENDIX G

   Should there be a statewide standardized trainer development process for all trainers? Please explain your       Response
                                        answer to the question above.                                                Count
Will enhance the likelihood of a consistent and predictable training format                                           13
Trainer development should be unique to the county and its needs                                                      5
Trainers should be provided the opportunity, but should not be forced to, esp. if they have pr evious experience.     3
Should allow for individual experience to be included.
Ensures that trainers have minimum level of experience and education that is consistent across the state.              2
Standardized training is too limiting                                                                                  2
Standardization is risky because there isn’t consensus about what should be trained, how it should be evaluated.       1
State agency currently has too much influence on the training system.                                                  1
Only if all the partnerships agree to train the content as outlined in the curriculum                                  1
Assurance of quality training                                                                                          1
Trainer development process would ensure that trainers know what is expected of them, how they will be                 1
evaluated.
Variety of experience in trainer backgrounds is a strength, not a weakness                                             1
Individualized training is preferable                                                                                  1
Most trainers are experienced, need only guidelines and feedback                                                       1
Standardization is ideal, but may prove a challenge                                                                    1
                                                         APPENDIX G
16. What, if any, additional supports would help you further develop your skills as a trainer? Check all that apply:




17. Nationally, CPS training programs have traditionally focused primarily on classroom training. Re cently, some have expanded
    their scope to include other aspects of professional development, such as coaching and mentoring; other delivery methods,
    such as distance learning; and other audiences, such as mental health practitioners. Should the Wisconsin Child Welfare
    Training System consider expanding their current focus?
                                                         APPENDIX G
18. If you answered Yes to the previous question, What program components would you like to see implemented or expanded?
    (check all that apply)




19. Do you think that the site-specific training and/or technical assistance that resulted from the QSR have been an effect ive
    model for improving practice?
                                                           APPENDIX G

Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the Wisconsin Child Welfare
Training System:
                                              Disagree    Disagree   Neither      Agree      Agree    Don’t     Rating    Response
                                                         Somewhat     Agree     Somewhat              Know     Average     Count
                                                                        nor
                                                                     Disagree

20. Curricula content reflects current        2.6% (1)    7.9% (3)   0.0% (0)   26.3% (10)   57.9%     5.3%     4.36        38
     research and best promising                                                              (22)      (2)
     practices

21. Training prepares staff to work with      7.9% (3)   15.8% (6)   7.9% (3)   26.3% (10)   34.2%     7.9%     3.69        38
     culturally diverse families                                                              (13)      (3)

22. Curricula promote use of transfer of      0.0% (0)   15.8% (6)   5.3% (2)   31.6% (12)   42.1%     5.3%     4.06        38
     learning strategies                                                                      (16)      (2)

23. Training is culturally responsive to      5.3% (2)   13.2% (5)    13.2%     21.1% (8)    36.8%    10.5%     3.79        38
     diverse training participants                                     (5)                    (14)     (4)

24. Distance learning is utilized             2.7% (1)    5.4% (2)    18.9%      8.1% (3)    24.3%     40.5%    3.77        37
     appropriately, for the right curricula                            (7)                    (9)       (15)
     and training audiences

25. The technology for developing and         2.7% (1)    5.4% (2)    18.9%     10.8% (4)    16.2%     45.9%    3.60        37
     delivering distance learning is being                             (7)                    (6)       (17)
     used effectively to promote
     learning

26. Sufficient training options are           7.9% (3)   10.5% (4)    10.5%     28.9% (11)   28.9%    13.2%     3.70        38
     available to meet the needs of new                                (4)                    (11)     (5)
     and experienced staff

27. Supervisors are supportive of staff       7.9% (3)    5.3% (2)    10.5%     23.7% (9)    42.1%    10.5%     3.97        38
     attending CW training                                             (4)                    (16)     (4)

28. Agency directors/managers are             2.6% (1)   10.5% (4)    13.2%     21.1% (8)    44.7%     7.9%     4.03        38
     supportive of staff attending CW                                  (5)                    (17)      (3)
     training

29. Workshop evaluations provide              5.3% (2)   13.2% (5)   5.3% (2)   15.8% (6)    55.3%     5.3%     4.08        38
    useful feedback                                                                           (21)      (2)

30. Evaluations of trainee knowledge          2.7% (1)    2.7% (1)   5.4% (2)   16.2% (6)    64.9%     8.1%     4.50        37
     and/or skills would provide me with                                                      (24)      (3)
     useful feedback

                                                                                                     answered question      38

                                                                                                       skipped question     12
                                                          APPENDIX G


Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:




36. What else would m ake training workshops function more smoothly?
                                                                                                     Response
                                                                                                      Count
  Mandatory presence of partnership staff at training                                                   1
  More support from supervisors                                                                         1
  Partnership staff should preview training facilities to ensure adequate resources are available.      1
  Separate training facility away from staff workplaces                                                 1
  More pre-training preparation for workers                                                             1
  Knowledge-based components available online                                                           1
  Trainer preparation and understanding of agency culture                                               1
  Balance between teaching best practice and providing realistic expectations                           1
                                                            APPENDIX G
37. How did you become aware of opportunities to become a trainer for your partnership?




 How did you become aware of opportunities to become a trainer for your partnership? (Other, please specify)   Response
                                                                                                                Count
 Responded to job posting                                                                                         1
 Was asked to provide training on a specialty topic                                                               1
 Attended a training and spoke to Partnership staff there                                                         1


38. How many total ye ars have you been conducting training for your partnership?
                                                        APPENDIX G
39. How often did you conduct training for your partnership in the past year?




40. If training needs warranted, would you like to conduct training more often?
                                                        APPENDIX G
41. What factors prevent you from conducting training more often? (check all that apply)




                What factors prevent you from conducting training more oft en? (Other, please specify)   Response
                                                                                                          Count
  Teach at 2 universities                                                                                   1
  Provide training on a specific topic                                                                      1
  Training only offered every other year                                                                    1
                                                         APPENDIX G
42. Which of the follow ing trainings do you conduct for your partnership? (che ck all that apply)




             Which of the following trainings do you conduct for your partnership? (Other, please specify)   Response
                                                                                                              Count
  Ethics and Boundaries                                                                                         1
  Data use                                                                                                      1
  Pre-service                                                                                                   1
  Case Practice with American Indian Tribes                                                                     1



43. Are you a(n)?
                                                         APPENDIX G
44. How long have you been a child welfare trainer?




45. Do you train…




46. Which Training Partnership(s) do you train for? (che ck all that apply)
                                                        APPENDIX G
47. How many total ye ars of experience do you have in child welfare?




48. What is your highest educational degree?




                          What is your highest educational degr ee? (Other, please specify)   Response
                                                                                               Count
  JD                                                                                             2
  PhD.                                                                                           1
  A.A.                                                                                           1
  2 years of college                                                                             1
                                                         APPENDIX H

    WISCONSIN TRAINING SYSTEM EVALUATION: COUNTY/TRIBAL CHILD WELFARE DIRECTOR AND
                               MANAGER SURVEY SUMMARY

“I have read this entire form and I understand it completely. All of my questions regarding this form or this study have been
answered to complete satisfaction. I agree to participate in this resear ch. I understand that by selecting I AGREE below and by
completing the attached survey I consent to participate in this study.”




The counties, state progr ams, tribes and universities are organized into five regional training partnerships: The effective
functioning of this statewide training system depends on a high level of teamwork and collabor ation among all of the partners
involved. To ensure that training is effective, the statewide training sy stem is overseen by the Wisconsin Child Welfare Training
Council, which coordinates and integrated the training provided by the regional partnerships and other training provided by
DFCS. Please answer the follow ing questions about the structure of the Training Council:
                                                         APPENDIX H
5. How could the structure of the Training Council be improved to better meet the need of the county agencies?
                                                                                                                     Response
                                                                                                                      Count
  Try a different training site (i.e. Steven’s point or Wausau)                                                         3
  Representation on the council from those who actually use the training- ie. CPS supervisors or workers, not just      3
  directors – line staff specifically.
  More regular communication from the Training council (quarterly?)                                                     3
  Issue of what authority owns and directs the Partnerships needs to be better c larified., goals                       2
  Add members from other systems that work with Human services                                                          1
  Juvenile justice/delinquency more involved                                                                            1
  More county directors at the meetings                                                                                 1
  Increase frequency of meetings                                                                                        1
  Structure needs to expand to include generating additional funding for additional training                            1
  More remote trainings                                                                                                 1
  More knowledge-based information available online                                                                     1
  More participation by counties - surveys, forums, etc.                                                                1
  Regional representation by county                                                                                     1
  Educate system stakeholders about child welfare best practice.                                                        1
  Be willing to listen to needs of counties, be willing to change focus as programs and policies change                 1
  Eliminate duplication of training                                                                                     1
  Focus more on results rather than process                                                                             1
  Make sure to collaborate with state agencies rather than work parallel to them                                        1


6. Do you think that the Training Progr am should be broadened to include all professional development, rather than remain
   focused exclusively on CPS?
                                                        APPENDIX H
7. Please indicate what (if any) other types of training audiences should be addressed by the Tr aining Program OTHER than
   county Child Protective Services training:




     Please indicate what (if any) other types of training audiences should be addressed by the Training Program    Response
                      other than county Child Protective Services Training. (Other, please specify)                  Count
  APS                                                                                                                   1
  Long term care                                                                                                        1
  Children’s long term support                                                                                          1
  Family support                                                                                                        1
  Contracted partners                                                                                                   1
  Law enforcement                                                                                                       1
                                                         APPENDIX H
Are training workshops offered in enough variety of topic areas to meet child welfar e training needs of the following staff:




11. What trainings are currently not offered that you think are needed?
                                                                                                                        Response
                                                                                                                         Count
  Supervisor follow up training (organizational skills, leadership, management, mentoring, etc.)                            8
  Personnel management (union issues, county board functioning, financing) for administrators                               4
  Management courses                                                                                                        4
  Training to utilize evidence based practice                                                                               4
  Administrator follow up training                                                                                          3
  Advanced practice topics and applications for advanced workers                                                            3
  Secondary trauma                                                                                                          2
  Training track for those interested in future management positions (moving from peer to supervisor, etc.)                 2
  Juvenile justice training                                                                                                 1
  Agency –specific training                                                                                                 1
  Mental Health                                                                                                             1
  Attachment                                                                                                                1
  Technical assistance on state documentation requirements                                                                  1
                                                         APPENDIX H

Are training workshops for the following staff scheduled frequently enough so that your staff can attend training at the time that
they need it?
                                                         APPENDIX H
15. Please check which, if any, of the following factors pose barriers to you and your staff w he n attending training workshops.
    Check all that apply:




    Which, if any, of the following factors pose barriers to you and your staff when attending training workshops.      Response
                                                 (Other, please specify)                                                 Count
  Distance                                                                                                                  3
  Some workers feel they are too experi enced for the training being offered                                                1
                                                        APPENDIX H
Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
                                                       APPENDIX H
Please answer the following questions about Transfer of Learning in your agency.
                                                        APPENDIX H
34. Are you a Tribal Director?




Please rate the level of resource investment that you think should be allocated to each of the following areas. Where should t he
Training Progr am be investing its resources?
                                                        APPENDIX H

               Where should the training program be investing its r esources? (Other , please specify)    Response
                                                                                                           Count
 Webcasting and web-based training                                                                           6
 Ongoing record keeping of CW staff (what trainings they have attended over the course of their career)      1
 Stipend                                                                                                     1
 Training on impact of poverty                                                                               1


44. What is the ONE area that needs the most investment?
                                                       APPENDIX H
45. What is the ONE area where the least investment is needed?




                 What is the one ar ea where the least investment is needed? (Other, please specify)   Response
                                                                                                        Count
  Admin. Supplies and treats                                                                              1
  Transfer of learning                                                                                    1


46. Has your agency been involved in the Quality Services Review (QSR)?
                                                           APPENDIX H
47. Has your agency received any training or technical assistance activities that resulted from the QSR?




Please answer the following questions about QSR Training.




52. What are the greatest strengths of the Wisconsin Child Welfare Training System?
                                                                                                             Response
                                                                                                              Count
 Responsive to agency training needs                                                                           15
 Provision of quality Training courses                                                                         14
 Responsive to changing trends and needs                                                                       13
 Collaboration (the relationship between the county /state agencies, training staff, and university staff)     11
 Training is relevant                                                                                          10
 Open to changes and suggestions                                                                               8
 Trainers are good, experienced in the field                                                                   8
 Training is of modest cost                                                                                    7
 Training nearby                                                                                               6
                                                           APPENDIX H
 Communication                                                                                                             5
 Uniformity of training across the state                                                                                   5
 Commitment to best practice                                                                                               4
 Passion and commitment                                                                                                    3
 High standard of training delivery, integrity                                                                             3
 Expertise of universities                                                                                                 3
 Frequency of training                                                                                                     2
 Efficient use of training funds                                                                                           2
 Committee structure                                                                                                       1
 Development of County-specific trainings                                                                                  1
 A trained workforce                                                                                                       1
 Local decision-making                                                                                                     1
 Training is evaluated to ensure it is meeting the need.                                                                   1
 Brings staff at similar stages of development together                                                                    1


53. How do you think the Wisconsin Child Welfare Training Sy stem could be improved to meet the needs of your agency?
                                                                                                                        Response
                                                                                                                         Count
 More distance learning                                                                                                   10
 More balance of individual county needs with Training system needs                                                       6
 More advanced training for experienced workers                                                                           3
 Work on evaluation of training effectiveness                                                                             2
 More on-site consultation and training for issues of secondary trauma, organizational culture                            2
 More investment of state funding                                                                                         2
 State needs to partner more effec tively with university and county partners                                             2
 Reduce the distance of travel to training                                                                                1
 Expand offerings (dealing with staffing issues)                                                                          1
 Make sure training is relevant to day to day work of staff.                                                              1
 Make training available to stakeholders outside CPS- economic support workers, law enforcement, etc.                     1
 More post-training resources                                                                                             1
 Juvenile justice training                                                                                                1
 Become a leader in child welfare practice rather than a reactor to changes                                               1
 More family focus                                                                                                        1
 More attention to how the training system relates to the post QSR process                                                1
 Develop a way to track training of workers (know if training plans aren’t completed, what trainings individual staff     1
 need)
 More training on dealing with hostile/resistive families                                                                  1
 More flexible training opportunities (ability to waive pre-requisites)                                                    1
 Add leadership development to curricul um                                                                                 1
 More training for community partners                                                                                      1
 Provide the trainings required to become c ertified, as it is not always possible to hire certified social workers.       1
 More supervisor and management training                                                                                   1
 More cultural competence training                                                                                         1
 Broader curriculum                                                                                                        1
 Include more disciplines, such as mental health, juvenile justice, AODA                                                   1
 Offer CORE more frequently                                                                                                1
 Better training locations                                                                                                 1
 Training process has become too compliance-driven rather than family-driven                                               1
 Training on effectiveness of methods of intervention                                                                      1
                                                       APPENDIX H
54. In what region is your agency?




55. What is the total number of child welfare staff employed by your agency? Include caseworkers, supervisors, and manager s.
    Check one .
                                                       APPENDIX H
56. How long have you been in your current position?




57. How long have you worked in child welfare?
                                                         APPENDIX H
58. What is your highest educational degree?




                           What is your highest educational degr ee? (Other, please specify)   Response
                                                                                                Count
  BS, CSW                                                                                         1
  JD                                                                                              1
  RN                                                                                              1
  MPH                                                                                             1

52. Please spe cify the discipline in which you re ceived your degree.
                                                                                               Response
                                                                                                Count
  Social Work                                                                                    29
  Psychology                                                                                     7
  Sociology                                                                                      5
  Counseling                                                                                     5
  School Social work                                                                             2
  Management                                                                                     2
  Administration                                                                                 2
  Human Services                                                                                 2
  Education                                                                                      2
  Public Administration                                                                          2
  Educational leadership                                                                         1
  Social planning                                                                                1
  Clinical Psychology                                                                            1
  Social Work administration                                                                     1
  Child welfare                                                                                  1
  Clinical social work                                                                           1
  Occupational Therapy                                                                           1
  Law                                                                                            1
  Business                                                                                       1
  Organizational communications                                                                  1
  Political Science                                                                              1
                                                   APPENDIX H
  Criminal justice                                                                                    1
  Nursing                                                                                             1
  Correctional Administration                                                                         1
  Child and Family Development                                                                        1
  Public Policy                                                                                       1
  Organizational leadership                                                                           1
  Vocational rehabilitation                                                                           1



                                                                           CPS          Non-CPS
What trainings are currently not offered that you think are needed?
                                                                      Response Count Response Count

Additional trainings for experienced workers
                                                                         7.8% (12)       3.4% (2)
Mental Health
                                                                         7.1% (11)      13.6% (8)
Advanced Training Topics
                                                                         6.5% (10)       5.1% (3)
Legal
                                                                         5.8% (9)        1.7% (1)
AODA                                                                     5.8% (9)
                                                                                         5.1% (3)
Cultural Competency/ Diversity Training
                                                                         3.9% (6)        3.4% (2)
Interviewing Techniques (motivational, forensic)                         3.9% (6)        1.7% (1)

Foster Care
                                                                         3.3% (5)        3.4% (2)
E WISACWIS Training                                                      2.6% (4)
                                                                                          0.0%
Working with Developmentally Delayed Clients                             2.6% (4)        1.7% (1)

Initial Assessment Training                                              2.6% (4)
                                                                                          0.0%
Cognitive Graphic Interviewing
                                                                         2.6% (4)         0.0%
More ICWA training                                                       2.0% (3)
                                                                                          0.0%
Training on resources and service providers                              2.0% (3)
                                                                                          0.0%
Navigating the Family Court System                                       2.0% (3)
                                                                                         1.7% (1)
Organizational Management                                                2.0% (3)
                                                                                         3.4% (2)
Chronic neglect and home environment cleanliness                         2.0% (3)
                                                                                         1.7% (1)
Independent Living Skills
                                                                         1.3% (2)        1.7% (1)
Reactive Attachment Disorder                                             1.3% (2)
                                                                                         3.4% (2)
Effects of Pre-natal Substance Abuse                                     1.3% (2)
                                                                                          0.0%
                                         APPENDIX H

Sexual Abuse                                          1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
Attachment                                            1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
Domestic Violence                                     1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
Staff personal safety                                 1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
ASFA                                                  1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
Improving Investigation Skills                        1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
Training on workers personal care                     1.3% (2)
                                                                 1.7% (1)
Documentation and writing reports                     1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
Safety standards                                      1.3% (2)
                                                                  0.0%
More frequent CORE training                           0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Separation and divorce issues                         0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Suicide Assessment                                    0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Teamwork                                              0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Case management training                              0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Prescription Substance Abuse                          0.7% (1)
                                                                 1.7% (1)
Ongoing                                               0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Family Visitations                                    0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Gangs                                                 0.7% (1)
                                                                 3.4% (2)
Secondary Caregiver Trauma                            0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Crisis Intervention                                   0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Child Development                                     0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Injury Identification                                 0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Reunification                                         0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
Criminal Thinking Groups for Juveniles                0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
TPR Training                                          0.7% (1)
                                                                  1.69%
Sibling Placement                                     0.7% (1)
                                                                  0.0%
                                                     APPENDIX H

Therapy techniques and intervention                               0.7% (1)
                                                                              0.0%
Working with teens                                                0.7% (1)
                                                                              0.00%
CRAFT Model of AODA                                               0.7% (1)
                                                                              0.00%
Family Group Conferencing                                         0.7% (1)
                                                                              0.00%
Father Engagement                                                 0.7% (1)
                                                                              1.69%
Medical Neglect                                                   0.7% (1)    0.0%

Secondary Trauma/ PTSD                                                        0.0%
                                                                  0.7% (1)
Home Visitation                                                   0.7% (1)    0.0%

Case Planning                                                     0.7% (1)    0.0%

Best Practice for Home Consultants/Support Workers                0.7% (1)    0.0%

Intake Refreshers                                                 0.7% (1)    0.0%

Juvenile Justice
                                                                   0.0%      28.81%
QEW Training                                                       0.0%
                                                                             1.7% (1)
Working with sexual offenders                                      0.0%      1.7% (1)

Ethics                                                             0.0%      1.7% (1)

Working in rural areas                                             0.0%      1.7% (1)

Grief                                                              0.0%      1.7% (1)

				
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