Welcome to the Trails Resource Center.


New caseworkers

This is your gateway to Trails learning as you progress through your Fundamentals of Colorado Child Welfare courses.

Experienced county staff

Check out the Additional Resources section for information you’ll need to use Trails effectively.

The Trails Guide

New Caseworkers... The Trails Guide is for you!

Watch the videos for your Fundamentals courses before your classroom learning begins. To earn your training hours, complete the short quiz for each video set and email it to your facilitator at least two days before your class begins. (The email address is on the quiz.)

Please come back to this page throughout your casework practice to refresh your memory.

Courses:   HHotline and RED Team   SSafety Through Engagement   WWorking Toward Closure   CChoose Your Own Trail
Role:   Hotline   Assessment   Permanency

  • Hotline Application
  • Client Search
  • Completing a Referral
  • Documenting a Safety Assessment
  • Documenting a Risk Assessment
  • Assessment with Founded Allegations
  • Cases
  • Out-of-Home Placement
  • Family Services Plan
  • Interviews, Contacts, and Visits

Additional OIT Resources

These resources are provided by the Office of Information Technology. Questions? Contact the Trails Help Desk.

Web-based Training
Click “play” to access these web-based trainings.

PLAY     Safety and Risk Assessment

PLAY     CDHS Client ID and State ID Research


Classroom Training

Explore and register.