Online Child Welfare Trainings
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
National organizations that provide web based child welfare training and/or staff development opportunities.
You may also view our related organizations list of: State Child Welfare Training Resources. If you are aware of other online training resources, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
Action for Child Protection
Action for Child Protection features free online learning opportunities and support for child welfare professionals in areas such as implementation of the Safety Assessment Family Evaluation practice model and the Family Connections community-based service program; program development, assessment, and improvement plans; and public policy.
Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence offers training opportunities for all levels of child welfare professionals and caregivers on the topics of child safety, child abuse prevention, cultural competence, domestic violence, trauma, and more.
CapLEARN, the Capacity Building Center for States' Learning Management System, provides child welfare professionals access to training, to build their capacity around specific issues related to child welfare practice.
Center for Adoption Support and Education National Training Initiative
The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) provides two standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals in all States, Tribes, and territories to effectively support children, youth, and their foster, adoptive, and guardianship families. The NTI-aligned trainings provide professionals with the skills, strategies, and tools needed to improve outcomes for children and families.
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW)
CASCW offers self-directed e-learning opportunities for child welfare professionals, foster parents, advocates, and others interested in a variety of topics, such as trauma, crossover youth, supporting addiction recovery, parents with disabilities, and siblings in foster care.
Child Welfare League of America
Child Welfare League of America provides online trainings for child welfare professionals on topics such as mental health, family assessment, substance use, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and attachment.
FRIENDS Online Learning Center
The FRIENDS Online Learning Center offers targeted training to child abuse prevention practitioners in the areas of outcome accountability, data utilization, parent leadership, evidence-based practices, program assessment, logic models, collaboration, and systems change.
Child Protection: Children's Rights in Theory and Practice is an introductory 16-week, self-paced online course that addresses child protection issues, such as the impact of violence, exploitation, and abuse on children's development and strategies to prevent and respond to these adverse experiences.
Human Rights Careers
Human Rights Careers features five free online courses on protecting children from violence, exploitation, and trauma from top universities such as Harvard and the University of Geneva.
National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is a non-profit professional membership and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing justice for children, youth, and families. Its online Red Book Training Course covers material from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases. The course covers Federal law and practice in dependency and related issues and is designed to assist practitioners in preparing for the Child Welfare Law Specialist examination.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Connect
Phone: (703) 224-2150
NCMEC Connect features online learning courses for law enforcement, child-serving professionals, and concerned citizens on the subject of child sex trafficking, online safety, and crimes against children.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Welfare
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare offers web-based training resources to help professionals increase their knowledge in and skills related to working with families affected by substance use disorders and support the building of cross-system collaboration across the various agencies serving these families.
National Child Welfare Work Institute
The NCWWI online portal provides access to interactive online learning that builds child welfare professionals' knowledge and skills in leadership, workforce development, change implementation, cultural responsiveness, and data-driven decision-making.
National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)
Phone: 256-533-KIDS (5437)
The NCAC Virtual Training Center offers free online training opportunities and webinars for child abuse professionals on a wide variety of child maltreatment topics, including evidence-based practices and emerging issues
National Foster Parent Association Training Institute
The NFPA Training Institute offers a variety of free online trainings to caregivers on topics related to trauma, adverse childhood experiences, promoting attachment and healing, creating positive relationships in foster care, communication with birth parents, and more.
National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) Training Institutes
NICWA's training institutes provide professional development opportunities through interactive courses in the field of Indian child welfare. Specific topics focus on ICWA, positive Indian parenting, and Tribal customary adoption.
Switchboard is a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement and implemented by the International Rescue Committee. Switchboard provides free consultation and training to U.S. resettlement agencies and affiliates, state agencies, community-based organizations, and others funded by ORR. Online Trainings:
A list of self-paced online courses to address refugee service providers’ professional development needs may be found in the E-learning section
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN offers e-learning courses and training curricula designed to increase child welfare professionals' knowledge about childhood trauma and better equip them with the skills and tools needed to address the needs of children who have experienced trauma.