Learning Programs

Prevention Case Planner Onboarding Program

A Learning Program for New Prevention Case Planners

About the Prevention Case Planner Onboarding Program

This 10-day learning program provides Prevention Case Planners with the opportunity to learn more about their role as part of the child welfare system in NYC and their specific responsibilities. Participants will develop skills in assessment, interviewing, and general casework and learn how to integrate cultural humility, critical thinking, strengths-based engagement, and trauma-informed practice into their everyday work with families. Participants will gain insight into how their role intersects with Child Protective Specialists, attorneys, and other collateral roles to maintain focus on the safety, permanency and well-being of children and their families. Participants will also practice the skills they learn in the classroom through practice scenarios, simulations, and structured on-the-job experiences.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for both newly hired Prevention Case Planners and those without prior formal onboarding who are working in all preventive service programs, including General Preventive, Family Treatment/Rehabilitation (FTR), and evidence-informed/based models.

Week One of this program is mandatory for all newly hired Prevention Case Planners. Agencies that provide an onboarding program to their newly hired Prevention Case Planners are eligible to substitute Weeks 2 and/or 3 contingent upon approval by the ACS Workforce Institute.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Gain clarity on their role and responsibilities within the context of NYC’s child welfare system.
  • Learn how to partner with families to create plans that address safety, behavioral change, and well-being.
  • Apply critical thinking techniques to casework to improve outcomes for families.
  • Better understand how to incorporate cultural humility into their work with families.
  • Build relationships to improve assessments through the use of strengths-based engagement.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • Three weeks of learning, including a pre- and post-test to be completed at the beginning and end of each week.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.

Upcoming Dates