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Our Kids’ Talent Development System
The primary goal of the Our Kids’ Talent Development System (TDS) is to develop child welfare professionals and caregivers who are highly competent, self-confident, motivated, and equipped to realize their full potential. To achieve this goal, Our Kids supports all child welfare partners in embracing a 'learning organization' mindset focused on continuously improving and developing its frontline, supervisory, and management/leadership professionals to improve safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children and families in the system of care.
The TDS will comprehensively and strategically approach talent selection and development to ensure that child welfare professionals have the values, attitudes and skills required and that they are supported in implementing best and/or evidence-based practices. All learning activities will be competency-based, practice-driven and culturally grounded. The curricula will provide participants the knowledge, skills and values of the best in child welfare practice and research.
Learning at Our Kids
The link above will direct you to the Our Kids’ Learning Institute training calendar. Training offerings for our system of care partners are displayed in an easy-to-read monthly calendar format. Registration links are available from the detailed view.
Additional Resources
Making Healthy Choices was written with input from youth and is about empowering youth to have a voice in their mental health treatment. The guide helps youth recognize when they need help and who to ask for help, discusses options beyond medication, how to ask the right questions, how to take medications safely, and what to do about medication after leaving care.
This webinar will provide an orientation to the guide through conversational interviews and audience participation.
Online Training
An online training program for experienced supervisors offered by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute designed for motivated supervisors who are ready to become motivated leaders in their unit, their agency and their community. 
Video Tutorial
Leaders of every nonprofit eventually arrive at a point where they need to examine the organization's goals and assess whether they have the talent needed to lead the organization into the future. This video, the first in a series based on The Bridgespan Group's leadership development research, walks you through three steps to tie the skills and talent your organization will need to your strategic planning efforts.