Expand the sections below to access trainings from CDHS's offices, divisions and programs.
- Behavioral Health Workforce Development
Workforce development includes enriching the work environment through education, staff recognition, and skills training in best practices and supervision, and is recognized as a critical component of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Visit the Behavioral Health Workforce Development page to learn more.
- Boards and commissions member training
If you have recently been appointed or re-appointed to serve on any CDHS board or commission, you need to complete the required training. Training documents and forms are available here.
- CBMS training for eligibility sites
The state of Colorado Departments of Human Services, Health Care Policy and Financing, and the Governor's Office of Information Technology are responsible for ensuring that comprehensive training is provided for staff, including contract staff, getting access to and/or updating the CBMS Production Environment.
- CDHS Child Welfare Training System
The CDHS Child Welfare Training System provides strength-based, family-centered, competency-based training programs for child welfare professionals and para-professionals by delivering specialized courses for caseworkers, supervisors, case services aides, foster parents, and other child and family serving personnel.
- Child abuse and neglect mandatory reporter training
The Colorado Online Mandatory Reporter training is for individuals who are required by law to make reports of child abuse and/or neglect.
The training is designed to be flexible, so the amount of time it takes you to complete it may vary. Please count on spending approximately two hours. Access the Colorado Online Mandatory Reporter Training at CO4KIDS.org.
- Developmental Screening and Children Involved in Colorado's Child Welfare System - CAPTA and Beyond
Research has shown that toxic stress, including abuse and/or neglect that occurs when a child is young, can have negative impacts on brain/cognitive development, attachment and academic achievement. While a young child\'s development may be more susceptible to toxic stress, early intervention during this critical period can be most effective in mitigating the detrimental effects of that stress. It is known that the provision of early services and intervention to support the healthy development of young children can have positive effects that last throughout childhood and into adulthood (Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 2010).
Developmental screening can be an effective way to identify developmental concerns early in a child's life and connect the child and family to services. Click to learn more.
- Equity, diversity and inclusion training
- NSLP USDA foods training
Visit the Child Nutrition and Schools page to view National School Lunch Program training.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is the nutrition education and obesity prevention arm of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). SNAP-Ed uses evidence-based, comprehensive approaches to improve the likelihood that low-income families want and are able to make healthier food and physical activity choices, consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.gov, on a limited budget. It provides education, social marketing campaigns, and environmental support for healthy eating behaviors and physical activity in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 territories. SNAP-Ed helps assure that the investment in SNAP pays off.
- Strategies for Self-Improvement & Change (SSC) Training
- Women's gender responsive substance use treatment training and education
SAMHSA offers several educational publications on women's gender-specific substance use treatment:
- TIP 51: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
- TIP 27: Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment
- Family-Centered Treatment for Women with Substance Abuse Disorders
Books on the subject include:
- In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development by Carol Gilligan
- Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller
- Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind by Mary Field Belenky, Blythe Mcvicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger and Jill Mattuck Tarule
- Substance and Shadow: Women and Addiction in the United States by Stephen Kandall
- Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems: New Directions for Mental Health Services by Maxine Harris and Roger D. Fallot
- Women's Mental Health Issues Across The Criminal Justice System by Rosemary L. Gido and Lanette Dalley
- Training for foster, kin and adoptive families
Through the Child Welfare Training System, the Foster, Kin and Adoptive Family Training website offers training, classes and resources for kinship caregivers and foster and adoptive parents. Training is available to help these dedicated adults meet certification requirements, understand the child welfare system and to enhance their parenting skills.