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Strength Based Reporting in Child Abuse: A Webinar with Dr. Joycelyn Wormley

This is a FREE training event. 

Date: Monday, April 24, 2023

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

This training, led by Dr. Joycelyn Wormley, will discuss new trauma-informed practice for professionals. Participants will learn how to report on family strengths when making child abuse reports. This training will benefit those who provide direct services to children and families. This training does not replace the required mandated reporting training.

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Please contact Nelle Stanwood at or at (707) 710-9340 for any questions, concerns, grievances, or if you require any accommodations to participate in this training. Requests must be received by 4/10/23.

This training is presented by the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition, with support from CATTA. CATTA is a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding awarded by Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program (Formula Grant Program) and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention state funds (Grant Subaward numbers NC21 15 8567) through the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)

Meet Our Presenter!

Dr. Joycelyn Wormley is a social worker, educator, and an advocate who specializes in Child Welfare Services, spending over a decade working with children, youth, and families of diverse communities. She currently lectures at CSU Sacramento.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review mandated reporting
  • Explore updated data on child removal
  • Understand stable relationships as a preventative measure
  • Recognize protective capacities
  • Develop perspective when child abuse is suspected Identify potential pathways for conversation with CPS Complete and submit Stregth-Based Reporting form Develop tools to communicate with CPS


  • Instructor and learning objective introduction
  • Review mandated reporting, it's purpose, and what happens after. Protective capasities: safe, stable nurturing relationships and saftey organized practice Strength-based reporting: its purpose and how to use it Application method: working in groups to practice Strength-Based reporting
  • Communicating with CPS: what to expect, say, and consider
  • Q&A
  • Final thoughts

Continuing Education Credits

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants may also apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 2 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590).  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $20. Certificates for CE Credits will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact Nelle Stanwood at