Time & Location
Sep 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
About the event
Child Welfare Assessment and Decision Making Model Training
Join Louisiana CASA and the Department of Children and Families for our CWADM Training. CWADM is the Child Welfare Assessment and Decision Making Model used by Louisiana child welfare. This was implemented in 2020. The training will provide participants with an overview of this model and the tools used. Participants will be familiar with the CWADM terms and how DCFS assess safety and risk in child welfare. There will be a review of the safety assessment tool as well as discussion around safety planning with families. This virtual training is free and open to all CASA volunteers and CASA staff.
About the Speaker: Tracy Hoggatt
Tracy Hoggatt is a Child Welfare Consultant in the Training Unit for the Department of Children and Family Services. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1988 and her master’s degree in Social Work from Grambling State University in 2006. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. Tracy has over 30 years of social work experience working in medical social work and child welfare. As a worker, she worked in the capacities of Child Protective Services, Family Services and Foster care. She has also worked as a supervisor and manager in Monroe Region DCFS with the following programs: Child Protective Services, Family Services, Foster Care, Adoption, Home Development and IV-E. As a supervisor and manager, she routinely provided presentations to the community related to mandated reporting, child abuse and neglect, and foster parent certification as well as training for staff on topics to enhance worker’s practice.