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DSS Training

There are various training opportunites available for staff. This page was developed so that staff could have one central location to learn about state wide training. Training opportunities are catagorized by program area.

Training Types

Child Welfare

Child Welfare

The most up-to-date information on the training schedule is posted online at https://www.ncswlearn.org.  

Links to selected training curricula are listed below.  Please click on the link to download curricula for your training event. 

2018 Pre-Service Training Classroom Workbook

2018 Pre-Service Training Tools Workbook

TOL tool for Child Welfare in North Carolina Pre-Service

Adoptions in Child Welfare Services

CPS Assessments in Child Welfare Services

TOL tool for CPS Assessments

CPS In-Home Child Welfare Services

TOL tool for CPS In Home

Domestic Violence Policy and Best Practices in Child Welfare

Engaging the Non-Resident Father for Child Welfare

Foster Home Licensing in Child Welfare Services

Intake in Child Welfare Services

TOL tool for Intake in Child Welfare

Introduction to Supervision for Child Welfare Services

Legal Aspects of Child Welfare in North Carolina

Nuts & Bolts of Child Welfare Supervision

TOL tool for Nuts & Bolts

Permanency Planning in Child Welfare

TOL tool for Permanency Planning

Shared Parenting

Links to selected training webinars are listed below.

Modified Child Welfare Policy - CPS Intake Webinar

Modified Child Welfare Policy - CPS Assessments Webinar

Modified Child Welfare Policy - CPS In-Home Webinar

Modified Child Welfare Policy - Permanency Planning in Child Welfare Webinar

Adoption Promotion Program Webinar

APP Webinar Participant Copy
APP Webinar Q&A
APP Fact Sheet
APP Criteria and Guidelines
APP Funding Uses 

Human Trafficking Policy Webinar

Day Sheets and Time Reporting Training

Day Sheets and Time Reporting Training

Background

North Carolina elects to utilize 100% time reporting, via "day sheets", as the foundational core of the methodologies for distributing costs for personal services, personnel benefits and non-personal services for both the Division and the 100 local Departments of Social Services.  These costs support a broad spectrum of programs funded through a wide range of Federal and non-Federal funding sources.  In order to ensure the integrity, reliability and validity of the time recording system as the primary means for distributing multiple millions of dollars in costs, adequate staff training must be provided.  The Division of Social Services has developed a comprehensive training to provide guidance to staff on:

  • the importance and use of day sheets 
  • their primary purpose 
  • how recording time on the day sheet impacts NC's Federal funding 
  • the availability of written instructions in the Services Information System (SIS) User's Manual, and 
  • guidance on the use of specific Service Code and Program Code combinations, including a review of eligibility requirements for primary Federal funding sources. 

It is the intention of the Division that this training will initially be provided to all 100 County Departments of Social Services during State Fiscal Year 2006 and on a recurring basis thereafter.  Each county DSS will be contacted by a member of its local team of Program Representatives to make arrangements to provide this training to the county.  Depending on each county's needs and the number of staff to be trained, the training may be provided to a county individually or jointly with staff from neighboring counties.  At a minimum, Program Representatives will utilize a "Train-the-Trainer" model to present the training materials to supervisors and administrative staff who will subsequently provide the training to all direct services staff who keep and submit day sheets as records of their activities.  All Child Welfare, Adult Services, Work First Employment Services and generic WFFA/Employment Services supervisors and program managers should attend this training.  In those instances where counties will provide the training to their line staff in-house, the Program Representatives will be available to assist trainers as necessary. 

Training of local staff is a critical and must be achieved in order to demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in our reporting system.  This is of vital importance to the State and all 100 counties to insure the continued allowability of costs claimed among the various Federal funding sources. 

The links below are provided as a resource for the county Departments of Social Services.  They include links to the materials used in the training, the Services Information System (SIS) User's Manual, and other relevant information. 

Counties should contact their Program Representative for more information. 

Links:

Dear County Director Letter No. DCDL-PM-01-2005
Day Sheet Training Guide 
Day Sheet Training Presentation 
Services Information System (SIS) User's Manual
DSS-4263 Worker Daily Report of Services to Clients ("green day sheet")
DSS-2203 Day Sheet ("white day sheet")
DSS-2204 Day Sheet Summary

 

Food and Nutrition Services

Food and Nutrition Services

Food and Nutrition Services Training

** All PowerPoint presentations listed below contain training notes. To view the notes on a PowerPoint presentation, you must first save the document to your computer and open with PowerPoint.

Training opportunities will be posted for a period of three (3) months.

Community Action Agency Network & FNS Employment and Training Webinar

Webinar: Food and Nutrition Services Disaster Program Process

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services (DFNS) Program Training** 

 

Work First

Work First

Work First Program Training Opportunities

Training opportunities will be posted for a period of three (3) months.

Work First Participation Rates Training

Understanding the Work First Two-Parent Participation Rate and Strategies for Success
 

Energy Program Training

Energy Program Training

Energy Program Training

2018 Energy Training

Program Compliance

Program Compliance

Program Compliance Training

** All PowerPoint presentations listed below contain training notes. To view the notes on a PowerPoint presentation, you must first save the document to your computer and open with PowerPoint.

Mexican Consulate Webinar

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO** (6888kb)

Mexican Consulate Brochure

Mexican Consulate Webinar Q&A 

Consular Assistance Request Form

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Civil Rights Training for County Departments of Social Services
ADA Compliance Overview
Language Access Rights of Families with Limited English Proficiency
DSDHH Presentation, Morganton Regional Center
Civil Rights Agency Training
National Voter Registration Act Training
Interpreter Training Resources
NC Division of Social Services (NC DSS) Presentation on Intepreter Training Resources Available in NC December 17, 2015** (54.4kb)

NEW USDA Civil Rights Posters Webinar

Understanding and Complying With Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994, as amended by The Interethnic Adoption Provisions (IEP) - This two-part video provides an overview of how to understand and comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994, as amended by the Interethnic Adoption Provisions.

Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 Part 1

Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994  Part 2 

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DSS Safety Orientation for Hargrove/McBryde Buildings