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Essential Learning

Essential Learning

February 06, 2012 11:00 ET

Essential Learning and the Child Welfare League of Canada Partner to Offer E-Learning Solutions to Members

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) is now offering discounts on online staff training solutions provided by Essential Learning. Through CWLC's relationship with the Child Welfare League of America, we have partnered with Essential Learning, the largest provider of e-learning solutions to the behavioral health and human service industry.

Essential Learning offers access to more than 900 hours of online training courses for child welfare and human service workers, clinicians, supervisors, and managers. The courses are designed for both paraprofessional and professional staff on topics ranging from basic work skills to advanced social services skills.

The following topics are only a sample of what is included in the library:

  • An Ethics Primer for Work in a Community or Social Service Organization
  • Confidentiality in Community and Social Services
  • Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents
  • Trauma Informed Treatment for Children with Challenging Behaviors
  • Working with Children in Families Affected by Substance Use
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Infection Prevention
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Adolescent Suicide

"With training budgets already stretched, implementing an e-learning solution is a cost-effective method of making sure all staff is receiving relevant and comprehensive access to courses that will enhance the level of support we provide to the vulnerable children and families we serve."
Peter M. Dudding, CEO
Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC)

E-Learning Benefits:

  • Reduce overall training costs and increase staff productivity
  • Meet national accrediting body training requirements -- COA, CARF
  • Provide high quality continuing education to professional and direct support staff
  • Access courses developed with CWLC/CWLA on child welfare issues

CWLC members receive 10% discount on Elevate™ LMS subscription fees. Elevate is a state-of-the-art learning management system and includes a customized organizational training site and comprehensive online training and management system with top-notch reporting and monitoring capabilities for tracking course completion and compliance with licensing mandates. It also provides on-demand access to all CWLC, CWLA and EL courses for your entire staff, as well as the ability to customize courses from the EL library, add new courses of your own, and develop new courses with the assistance of EL staff.

About Essential Learning
Essential Learning, based in San Diego, California, was founded in 2002 by Susan Erskine and Lorraine Watson, PhD. both former healthcare executives with extensive clinical and administrative experience in the behavioral health industry. Essential Learning has grown to become the largest provider of e-learning services to behavioral health, substance abuse, community health, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare service organizations throughout the United States and Canada. We provide flexible E-Learning solutions to meet your needs: CEQuick for individuals, Elevate Learning Management System for organizations, Enterprise solutions for large organizations and partnerships.

For more information about Essential Learning, visit, email or call 1-800-729-9198 ext 266.

About Child Welfare League of Canada
The Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) is the voice for child welfare issues across Canada. Established in 1994, CWLC is a membership-based national organization dedicated to promoting the well-being and protection of vulnerable young people. CWLC plays a significant role in promoting best practices among those in the field of child welfare, child rights, children and youth mental health and youth justice.

For more information about CWLC, visit, email or call 1-613-235-4412.

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