ICPM Practice Behaviors and Courses

California's Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) is a unifying framework for child-serving systems across the state. ICPM aligns and integrates initiatives (such as the Continuum of Care Reform, Wraparound, Child and Family Teaming, CANS, and System of Care), building upon the collaborative, interactive practices that agency staff at all levels and partners provide children, youth and families to improve accountability and outcomes.

All trainings for child welfare staff in California are now organized by the following six ICPM practice behaviors, and currently scheduled courses in these categories may be found here:

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) selects one practice behavior per fiscal year in which all child welfare social workers who have completed Core must take 6 hours of continuing training. The current fiscal year category is Service Planning and Delivery.

Additionally, for FY 2020-21, CDSS recommends that social workers fulfill the Service Planning and Delivery practice behavior requirement with the “Concurrent Planning” class, which can be accessed by clicking on the Service Planning and Delivery link above.

For more information, please refer to All County Letter 20-72: Mandatory Continuing Training Topic for Child Welfare Social Workers and Supervisors.