Measuring the Success of Virtual Learning

October 08, 2020
New Visual Tool Shows Student Ratings from Human Services Virtual Trainings

 

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sudden and overwhelming shift in the way we do business—providing classroom-based instruction, county-based training, state and national conferences, one-on-one coaching and other workforce development services to human services professionals throughout California and across the nation—but it did not shift our mission of changing practice and transforming lives.

Anti-Racist Practice Series for Human Services Professionals: A free webinar series throughout August

August 31, 2020
Not being racist is not enough

Human Services at UC Davis was proud to provide this webinar series every Friday in August 2020 for Human Services leaders and staff as the kickoff to many additional course offerings that support anti-racist and culturally responsive practice in child welfare, eligibility, Wraparound and other Human Services programs. We were encouraged by the participation of our Human Services community with nearly 3500 total registrations for the webinar series.

Instructor Spotlight: Tiffany Salcido

June 25, 2020

Tiffany Salcido has more than 15 years of experience in the field of human services and social services programs. Passionate about empowering others, her experience spans various roles and programs, including clerical/reception, CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, Foster Care, Aid to Adoptions, Kin-GAP, CAPI, Linkages, and Welfare to Work. Salcido has also served as a staff development trainer, providing induction training and continuing education for eligibility, the C-IV automated system, and Welfare to Work programs.

UC Davis Human Services’ Evaluation Team Presents Findings at Statewide QMAG Meeting

June 19, 2020

In May the UC Davis Human Services Evaluation team participated in the Sonoma QMAG (short for Quality Management Advisory Group) biannual meeting for the fourth consecutive year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in lieu of convening at the North Bay Regional Center in Sonoma County as originally planned, over 30 participants attended the meeting virtually.

Free Training Webinars to Address Challenges of Working through COVID-19

May 19, 2020

By now, some of us are beginning to adjust to the “new normal” at work. But that doesn’t make our jobs any easier. In an effort to help county human services professionals address issues and challenges related to the COVID-19 health crisis, we’ve developed three new courses that’ we’re offering as free webinars:

Bringing Training and Resources to You During COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Like so many of you, our Human Services team has undergone a huge shift in the way we approach our work in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Many on our team are working from home for the first time and are learning quickly how to remain impactful remotely, while others are seasoned veterans at remote work and are sharing their wisdom freely.

Navigating Psychosocial Impacts of COVID-19: Webinars with Dr. Beth Cohen

April 06, 2020

On April 1 and 2 we hosted a series of webinars for Human Services staff and leaders focused on navigating the often-overlooked psychosocial impacts of a crisis in general, and with COVID-19 in particular. The trauma-informed and leadership-focused webinars examine some of the atypical leadership behaviors required during these challenging times, as well as trauma-informed leadership practices that can help reduce workforce burnout and stress.

COVID-19 Stress, Distress and Trauma Video Series with Dr. Bruce Perry

April 06, 2020

World-renowned expert in child health and well-being and principal of the Neurosequential Network Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., has produced a series of short videos to help professionals (and parents) better understand and navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 global health crisis—on themselves, their families and the vulnerable families they serve.

To access these videos, as well as other helpful resources from Dr. Perry, visit this site.