Trainings & Events

Online Trainings with Care Solutions 
Through partnership with Care Solutions, Inc., OPFS has made several online trainings available to interested participants. These trainings provide CEUs free of charge to participants!

How do I get started?
To get started, you need a free online training account with ProSolutions Training. If you do not have an account, it only takes a minutes to set it up during the ordering process. The course(s) you order will immediately appear in your training account. Once you've finished a course and test, you can print your professional development certificate, which includes IACET CEUs at no extra cost. Your training record with ProSolutions Training will be kept online, free of charge, and you can also print a transcript, if needed.

The link for new students to create an account with ProSolutions Training register here.


mandate reporterMandated Reporters: Critical Links in Protecting Children in Georgia 
Every professional working with children is an important part of Georgia's plan to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children. This course is designed to help Georgia mandated reporters recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect, their legal obligations related to reporting suspected abuse and neglect and how to make a report.

This course has been reviewed and approved by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services and Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. 

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Mandated Reporting Requirements: A Track for Georgia Medical ProfessionalsCertain individuals in Georgia are required by state statutes to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a system in place to intervene on behalf of children who may be abused or neglected and to secure their safety. In order for this system to function, however, someone must first identify and refer the children who might be in need of protection. 

This course was written specifically for medical professionals (like doctors and nurses) in frequent contact with children. Medical professionals will learn about their legal responsibility to report suspected abuse and neglect.

school buildingChild Abuse and Neglect: Mandated Reporting Requirements for Employees, Volunteers, and Contractors of Georgia Public Schools
Certain individuals in Georgia are required by state statutes to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a system in place to intervene on behalf of children who may be abused or neglected and to secure their safety. In order for this system to function, however, someone must first identify and refer the children who might be in need of protection. 

This course was written specifically for individuals employed by the Georgia Department of Education (like public school teachers and principals or school volunteers) in frequent contact with children. 

sleeping babySafe Sleep for Georgia Babies
Keeping children safe is a major priority for every parent, grandparent, child care provider and professional working with parents and children. To support this effort, the First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal, as co-chair of the Georgia Children's Cabinet, has launched a safe sleep campaign to educate parents, grandparents, child care providers and others in the community about safe sleep practices for infants. In this course, we will examine ways to promote safe sleep practices for Georgia infants and reduce the risk of sleep-related deaths.

All courses are available at www.prosolutionstraining.com/dfcs-opfs
Better Brains for Babies

This six-hour series contains four modules that cover the basics of brain development and discuss the impact of experience on the developing brain. Each module includes video and comprehensive checkpoints.

ProSolutions Training is proud to partner with Better Brains for Babies to bring you this six-hour course on early brain development. Better Brains for Babies is a Georgia-based collaboration of state and local, public and private organizations that developed to promote awareness of and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children. The 2012 edition of the Better Brains for Babies curriculum has been adapted and reorganized by ProSolutions Training to be delivered in an online format with customized resources developed by ProSolutions Training.

Best Practices in Confidentiality and Record-Keeping
This course will provide you with an understanding of best practices in confidentiality and record-keeping in a shelter setting. We will discuss best practices related to discussing confidential client information within the shelter as well as collaboration with other agencies. You will also learn about the importance of record-keeping and policies to implement in your shelter setting.

The Basics of Effective Human Services Interviewing
The goal of human services work is to support a client's development: for instance, by building job, parenting, or life skills, or helping a client reach and maintain sobriety. Interviewing is the primary skill needed to accomplish this goal. This course enhances the skills of professionals who are new to the human services field, have not had basic interviewing instruction, or need a brush-up.

Techniques for Interviewing Challenging Clients
In this course, you will learn modifications that will make your interviews more effective as you work with clients in increasingly complex situations. These ideas are designed to help you expand your repertoire of interviewing techniques so that you can recognize and address barriers you may face in your work.