Increasing Knowledge, Advancing Permanency

ISS-USA offers a wide range of training options that can be modified for your social work or legal staff’s particular needs. All trainings include a customization of curriculum for each jurisdiction and a participant guide that contains all PowerPoint presentations, copies of all ISS-USA forms, suggested readings and activities to improve case practice.

Promoting Permanency During a Pandemic: The Use of Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning

Permanency Planning Training

Social Work Trainings:

  • International family finding and engagement
  • Document tracings
  • International home studies for visitation and/or custody
  • Post-placement monitoring and reporting
  • Child welfare checks in foreign countries
  • Protective Service Alerts in foreign countries
  • Utilizing technology to include family in permanency planning
  • Travel assistance for social workers travelling to place a child
  • Causes and factors of the separation of families across borders
  • Developing policy and best practice for your agency on international child welfare issues

Legal and Judicial Trainings:

  • Relevant state, federal, and international laws on family finding, family notification and family engagement
  • Serving legal notices overseas
  • Permanency planning across international borders
  • How to obtain international home studies for visitation and/or custody
  • Post-placement monitoring and reporting
  • Your role under the various Hague Conventions
  • Utilizing technology to include family in hearings, depositions, or other legal proceedings
  • Judicial cooperation across international borders

Schedule Training

Please email Elaine Weisman at [email protected]