State Child Welfare Training Resources
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Includes links to State-specific agencies, organizations, and universities offering training and/or continuing education for the child welfare workforce. Links to online trainings are also provided, as available. If you are aware of any other State child welfare 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.
The University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services
Phone: (802) 656-3468
The Department of Social Work at the University of Vermont, through its teaching, scholarship and public service, prepares students for entry level and advanced professional social work practice, helps meet the human service needs of the State of Vermont, in particular, the needs of vulnerable populations; advances social work knowledge; and contributes to a more just world order.
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
MUSC offers a program called TF-CBTWeb2.0, a self-paced, online training course for mental health professionals learning Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). The course is comprised of 11 learning modules that cover the foundations of TF-CBT and each of the treatment components.
Child Welfare Training Program
Phone: (405) 573-9191
Fax: (405) 573-9292
The purpose of Child Welfare Services is to improve the safety, permanence and well-being of children and families involved in the Child Welfare system through collaboration with the families and their community. Oklahoma Child Welfare Training offers a vast array of trainings, such as Child Welfare Specialist Programs, Specialist Certifications, CEU Courses, Mentor Certifications, Supervisor Learning, and CORE training (required for all newly hired Child Welfare Specialists in the state of Oklahoma).
Ohio’s University Consortium for Child and Adult Services (OUCCAS)
OUCCAS (a team from three Ohio public universities) is the current State Training Coordinator for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP). They facilitate and coordinate all program activities, develop training curricula and other resources, and provide fiscal administration. OUCCAS’ goal is to provide Ohio’s child and adult protective workers and resource families an array of innovative learning opportunities to achieve the knowledge and skill needed to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of vulnerable children and adults. Online Trainings:
Staff and resource families access online training for credit via OCWTP’s Learning Management System. Courses can be accessed without credit through distance learning
NcswLearn.org: A Learning Site for North Carolina's Human Services Professionals
NcswLearn.org offers trainings on a vast array of topics, including child welfare practice and human trafficking. Online Trainings:
Please view Find a Training
Michigan State University School of Social Work
Michigan State University School of Social Work, in conjunction with other Michigan graduate schools of social work and through the support of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), offers in-person trainings, live webinars, and online courses. Online Trainings:
Please find In-person trainings, live webinars, and online courses
Department for Community Based Services (DCBS)Training Branch
The Training Branch provides quality comprehensive training, mentoring, and professional development to the DCBS employees and resource parents in order to effectively serve and empower families in Kentucky.
University Training Consortium
Phone: (859) 622-8078
Fax: (859) 622-6399
The University Training Consortium (UTC) provides Training and Administrative Support Services together with Kentucky universities to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
University of Kansas School of Child Welfare
Phone: (785) 864-4792
The Center for Community Engagement and Collaboration works collaboratively with stakeholders across systems to pursue collaborative projects & invest in organizational capacity, with the aim of promoting social, economic & environmental justice. CCEC partners with the community to transform practice and policy through evaluation, training & technical assistance.
Kansas Children's Service League
Toll-Free: (877) 530-5275
KCSL provides quality training opportunities for professionals, foster parents and adoptive parents by offering both traditional classroom settings as well as the most up-to-date online learning opportunities. Trainings incorporate the most current research and innovative theories while focusing on the needs of the learner to promote a deeper understanding of the tasks involved. Online Trainings:
Available through E-learning
Iowa Child Welfare Protective Training Academy
1111 Ninth Street
Phone: (515) 244-0074
The Coalition for Family & Children’s Services in Iowa is a statewide association of nonprofit and for-profit human service providers that seeks to enhance the collective impact of member agencies’ services to children and families.
Indiana Department of Child Services
Toll-Free: (800) 457-8283
The Indiana Department of Child Services protects children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation.
Florida's Center for Child Welfare
The Florida Center for Child Welfare provides information and training resources for child welfare professionals.
University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare
120 Haviland Hall
Phone: (510) 642-9272
CalSWEC's Child Welfare In-Service Training Program, formerly the Regional Training Academy (RTA) Coordination Project, is a statewide collaborative for in-service training and continuing professional education of public child welfare staff.The California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) Public Child Welfare program was established to increase the availability of professionally trained social workers and child welfare staff in public social services in California. Online Trainings:
Please visit Child Welfare Trainings
to access free e-learning and courses.
Social Welfare Evaluation, Research and Training Center
Phone: (559) 228-4080
Fax: (559) 228-4099
Social Welfare Evaluation, Research and Training (SWERT) Center partners with human service providers and other stakeholders to support knowledge and learning about the human condition, social issues, and service delivery systems in the Central California region. Online Trainings:
Links to training courses, e-Learnings and webinars through the Canvas Training System
San Diego State University
Phone: (619) 594-3546
Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work focuses on providing exceptional workforce development and learning experiences for the transformation of individuals, organizations, and communities. Online Trainings:
Available through the Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS)
Arkansas Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare
Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare
Phone: (479) 575-5039
The Arkansas Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare is a statewide collaboration of nine Arkansas universities and the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) focused on education and training to improve child welfare practice.
Native American Training Institute
1208 San Pedro NE #126
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Phone: (505) 204-1347
Founded by a collaborative effort of the four tribes of North Dakota and the Trenton Indian Service Area, the Native American Training Institute (NATI) was created to help professionals working with Native American children and families. The mission of the NATI is to empower Native American individuals, families and community to create a safe and healthy environment so children and families can achieve their highest potential.
University of Michigan, School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1106
Phone: (734) 764-3309
Fax: (734) 936-1961
The mission of the School of Social Work is to educate graduates for advanced social work practice and lifelong professional growth and development by preparing graduates to serve society at the local, state, national and international levels. In addition, the School of Social Work aims to promote social and economic justice, empowerment and eliminate oppressive social conditions.
Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
2 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
The Education and Training Services section within the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services is committed to improving the knowledge, skills, attitudes and practice of new and veteran staff and to influencing organizational barriers that affect retention of effective employees.
Georgia State University School of Social Work
55 Park Place NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 413-1048
The Georgia State University School of Social Work Professional Excellence Program Child Welfare Training Collaborative offers training to community partners, creating shared understanding of issues facing children and families and also strengthening collaborations to promote better outcomes for Georgia’s children. Online Trainings:
Available throughChild Welfare Training Collaborative
Child Welfare Training Institute
45 Commerce Drive
August, Maine 04330
Phone: (207) 626-5200
The Child Welfare Training Institute (CWTI) is part of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. The mission of CWTI is to enhance the professional development and organizational effectiveness of state and community child welfare providers and caregivers in order to improve the quality of services delivered to the children and families of Maine. CWTI activities include a wide range of training and educational outreach programs, organizational development activities, program evaluation, policy analysis and development, strategic planning and the creation of customized training and information systems.
University of Maryland School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 706-7790
Phone (training): (410) 706-3637
The Master of Social Work program prepares students interested in studying clinical social work, human services management, and community organization. One of the seven areas of concentration includes Families and Children. The Education for Public Child Welfare Program (Title IV-E Program) is a partnership between the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Maryland Department of Human Resources to prepare BSW/MSW candidates for public child welfare social work practice.
Massachusetts - Boston University School of Social Work
264 Bay State Road
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone: (617) 353-3750
The Boston University School of Social Work is a graduate school offering MSW and PhD degrees, as well as continuing professional education. The School is committed to producing social workers who possess excellent skills and know how to practice within a variety of contexts, from clinical counseling to community-based and macro level settings.
Bryn Mawr College Center for Professional Development
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-2899
Phone: (610) 520-2602
The Center for Professional Development (ProDev) offers many opportunities to enhance the career-long learning objectives of professional social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Bryn Mawr offers a broad selection of trainings that provide opportunities for personal reflection and enrichment in areas ranging from ethical principles that guide professional practice to dimensions of diversity that characterize and shape the human experience. Online Trainings:
Please view Academic Calendars
Child Welfare Education Collaborative
Europa Center, Suite 571, Campus Box 5220
100 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
Phone: (919) 962-6450
Phone: (919) 962-1225
The Child Welfare Education Collaborative is a traineeship for future child welfare workers in BSW or MSW programs at 20 participating North Carolina universities. Collaborative students are offered the opportunity to pursue a range of academic and training activities.
Families & Communities Rising
800 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Phone: (919) 490-5577
Fax: (919) 490-4905
Families & Communities Rising, formerly Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, is a Durham, North Carolina based nonprofit organization with locations in Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties of NC and programs that reach nationwide. FCR is a national provider of training and technical assistance services, audiovisual and print materials, and offers direct services to children, families and communities.
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)
1240 S. Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone: (312) 492-3700
Chicago's CAC offers free and low-cost education sessions for professionals, community members and front-line providers on preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting sexual abuse. In most cases, continuing education units (CE hours) are available for licensed social workers, counselors and psychologists.Online Trainings:
Please visit Upcoming Trainings at ChicagoCAC
Idaho Family Resource & Training Center
2005 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 83814-2466
The Idaho Child Welfare Research & Training Center (ICWRTC) engages with children, families, and communities to obtain positive outcomes by offering comprehensive training and education and supporting permanency planning for children through innovative programs and relationship with state welfare agencies and community partners.
University of South Carolina - Center for Child and Family Studies
226 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Phone: (803) 777-9400
The Center’s vision is to be the leading center for professional development and capacity building in collaboration with local, state, and national partners dedicated to improving the well-being of vulnerable adults, children, families, and communities.
Institute for Human Services (IHS)
1706 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: (614) 251-6000
Fax: (614) 251-6005
IHS is committed to helping organizations achieve best practice and the highest standards of service in the child welfare/child protection field. Since its founding in 1977, IHS has worked throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, with both local public human service agencies and state, provincial, and national governments, to protect vulnerable and at-risk children and strengthen their families. Online Trainings:
To access the Institute for Human Services virtually trainings currently being offered, please visit IHS Training
Ohio State University College of Social Work
1947 N. College Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: (614) 292-6288
Fax: (614) 292-6940
The College of Social Work is committed to becoming the leader and expert in providing lifelong education to social work professionals and creating a community of extraordinary advocates, clinicians, and community organizers.Online Trainings:
The College of Social Work is offering no-cost continuing education trainings as part of the Behavioral Health Workforce Development training series. For more information, please visit Free 2021 Trainings
Child Welfare Education Partnership at Granite State College
117 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Phone: (603) 271-6625
The mission of the University of New Hampshire Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare (CPE) is to provide the most current and innovative training curriculum in order to facilitate the ongoing development of child welfare professionals. CPE supports the missions of the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and the Division for Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS) by providing educational opportunities that enhance the outcomes of safety, permanency and well-being for New Hampshire children and families. Online Trainings:
Available through Child Welfare Education Partnership
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-3852
The New Hampshire's Bureau of Organizational Learning & Quality Improvement (BOLQI) blends data, program, and research analysis to improve practice at the Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF). BOLQI oversees partnerships for staff, caregiver, and provider training.
University of California at Davis Extension
1632 Da Vinci Court
Da Vinci Building
Davis, California 95618
Phone: (530) 757-8643
One of UC Davis - Human Services’ seeks to deliver innovative, research-based workforce and organizational development services through training, consultation and technical assistance. UC Davis partners with Human Services professionals and agencies to improve the lives of those most in need. Online Trainings:
Counties looking for additional child welfare training topics, as well as counties outside of Northern California that would like to bring training on-site in their county, can explore additional course options
First Witness Child Advocacy Center
4 West 5th Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55806
Phone: (218) 727-8353
First Witness provides forensic interview training that teaches multidisciplinary teams of professionals in law enforcement, law, child protection, and the judiciary how to conduct child-friendly, non-traumatic, forensic interviews of children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse. The First Witness forensic interview training is accredited by the State of Minnesota for continuing education units for social workers, lawyers, law enforcement professionals, and psychologists.
Northern Arizona University
5 E McConnell Drive
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
Phone: (928) 523-9970
This program seeks to educate students on the practice of social work with diverse populations under local, regional, and global systems, with an emphasis on social work knowledge, values, skills geared toward the indigenous peoples of the Southwest. The NAU Social Work degree is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is offered on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus and Online. The program's teaching, research, and service activities address needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Children and Family Services Training Center
400 Oxford Street
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-7090
Phone: (701) 777-3442
Fax: (701) 777-0789
The Children and Family Services Training Center serves as the primary training agency for child welfare services in North Dakota and is funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services. Online Trainings:
The CFSTC offers a Child Welfare Certification Training Program
, a competency based training curriculum for child welfare social workers in the state of North Dakota.
NEW Partnership for Children and Families, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-5502
Phone: (920) 465-2724
Fax: (920) 465-2961
General Scope: The mission of the NEW Partnership for Children and Families is to foster collaboration between and among county and tribal child welfare agencies in northeastern Wisconsin and provide a comprehensive competency-based training system for child welfare professionals, for the purpose of improving the condition of children and families.
Connecticut Department of Children and Families
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Phone: (860) 550-6300
The Department of Administrative Services in partnership with the Connecticut Education Academy provides Connecticut state employees training.
Colorado Child Welfare Training System
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, Colorado 06106
Toll-Free: (844) 264-5437
The Colorado Child Welfare Training System (CWTS) is committed to constructing and maintaining strong connections between child welfare training and practices. One of the ways the CWTS achieves this is through partnerships with child welfare and community subject matter experts to enrich the learning experiences offered to child welfare staff.Online Trainings:
Available through CWTS E-Learning Resource Center
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work
250 Joseph Greene Hall (JGH)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
Phone: (601) 266-4163
The USM School of Social Work develops and transmits social work knowledge and skills consistent with the values of the profession, informed by the culture and history of Mississippi. We are inspired by a vision of social justice and advocacy for the health and well-being of all people. Our graduates engage clients who primarily reside in the increasingly diverse Gulf South to produce dynamic solutions for personal, interpersonal, and system problems – especially those unique to the poor, oppressed, and underserved.
University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work
3511 Cullen Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77204-4013
Phone: (713) 743-8075
Fax: (713) 743-8149
The Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston prepares diverse leaders in practice and research to address complex challenges and achieve sustainable social, racial, economic, and political justice, locally and globally, through exceptional education, innovative research, and meaningful community engagement.
The University of Iowa School of Social Work
308 North Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: (319) 335-1250
Fax: (319) 335-1711
The School of Social Work offers an academically challenging environment for students who share their commitment to the service of others. The school focuses on culturally competent practice, and weave content on cultural competency throughout their curriculum.
Workforce Development and Partnership Management
210 East Capitol Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone: (601) 359-1406
Fax: (601) 359-2729
The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), Division of Workforce Development (DWD), partners with State agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the State to provide employer-driven, career-technical education, workforce skills training, and wrap-around services to help eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients be successful in today’s job market.
Missouri Department of Social Services State Technical Assistance Team
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2320
Phone: (855) 373-4636
Toll-Free: (800) 487-1626
The State Technical Assistance Team (STAT) within the Missouri Department of Social Services provides teaching, training and outreach to all members of the multidisciplinary teams who protect children.
University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Social Work
1618 Cumberland Avenue
401 Henson Hall
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
Phone: (865) 974-2809
The College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has a special mission to serve the needs of the state for advanced social work education. The College provides professional social work education programs that prepare undergraduate and graduate students for social work practice and doctoral level graduate students for social work leadership, research, and academia.
Michigan Department of Human Services
333 S. Grand Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48909
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers training designed to prepare caseworkers and supervisors for careers in the public and private sectors. Their programs include family preservation, children’s protective services, foster care, adoption, juvenile justice and PRIDE but also training to law enforcement; tribal social workers; legal, medical, and mental health professionals; and many others who touch the lives of Michigan’s children and families.
Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
116 W Ottawa Street
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: (517) 334-6060
The mission of the Child Abuse Trainings Services (CATS) is to promote multi-disciplinary expertise in the prevention and management of child abuse by providing professionals with up-to-date information about suspected or alleged sexual or physical abuse, neglect, and the training of forensic Interviewers.
University of Nevada - Las Vegas School of Social Work
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5032
Phone: (702) 895-3311
Fax: (702) 895-4079
The School of Social Work strives to instill the values of social and economic justice, respect and worth of others, cultural diversity, and self-determination. In addition, it fosters a strengths-based environment that emphasizes openness, collaboration, and engagement striving towards individual and community resiliency.The Nevada partnership for training promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of the child welfare workforce and the children and youth they serve, through innovative research-informed training.
University of Kentucky
619 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027
Phone: (859) 257-6650
The mission of the College of Social Work is to improve the quality of human life through teaching, research, and public service. The College of Social Work offers both the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and the Master of Social Work degree programs.
University of Nebraska - Center on Children, Families and the Law
206 S. 13th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0227
Phone: (402) 472-3479
The Center on Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL) is located within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at University of Nebraska–Lincoln. CCFL serves as a home for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public service on issues related to child and family policy and services.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South,
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: (402) 472-3479
The Department of Health and Human Services provides its employees opportunities for continuous learning, including on-the-job, classroom and online training.
The California Social Work Education Center
3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, California 90095-1656
Phone: (310) 206-9201
Fax: (310) 206-2716
The California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) Public Child Welfare program was established to increase the availability of professionally trained social workers and child welfare staff in public social services in California. Online Trainings:
Available through CalSWEC
Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families
PO Box 270398
Louisville, Colorado 80027-0398
Phone: (303) 433-6449
Toll-Free: 1(877) 433-6449
The Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families, COCAF, was created by a group of families who desired to increase the amount of information and resources available to Colorado’s pre- and post-adoptive and kinship families. Their primary goal is to provide information to advocate for families at all phases of the foster-adopt/adoption/kinship process.
Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System
455 Science Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
Phone: (608) 262-5712
The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWTS) focuses on promoting child-welfare practice through education, skill development, strategic partnerships, and effective advocacy.
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Child Welfare Training Program
403 East Winding Hill Road
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
Phone: (717) 795-9048
Fax: (717) 795-8013
The School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh through its Child Welfare Resource Center and Continuing Education Program provides a continuum of services designed to facilitate and sustain positive change in the child welfare system. Online Training:
available through Act 31 On-line Training
(free online training for LSW/LCSW, LPC, and LMFT professionals in Pennsylvania).
The IV-E Public Child Welfare Training Program (CWTP)
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
2400 East Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211-0786
Phone: (414) 964-7400
Phone: (414) 229-5094
Phone: (414) 229-3237
Fax: (414) 229-2711
The IV-E Public Child Welfare Training Program (CWTP) supports students who have career interests in child welfare by supporting the education and training of social work BSW and MSW students who are committed to working in the child welfare field.
West Virginia University, School of Social Work
105 Knapp Hall
P.O. Box 6830 Morgantown
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
Phone: (304) 293-3501
The MSW Direct Practice Curriculum prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide direct and clinical services to individuals, families, and small treatment groups. The MSW Program also prepares students with necessary research skills to promote effective practice with clients.Online Trainings:
Please find available approved CE workshops
Stephen F. Austin State University, School of Social Work
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
Phone: (936) 468-3401
The Child Welfare Professional Development Project (CWPDP), Title IV-E program of the School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University, is in partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). The Project supports the agency's efforts to ensure positive safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes by enhancing the knowledge and skills of current and future Child Protective Services (CPS) workers through undergraduate and graduate education in social work and providing opportunities for foster parent and staff training.
New York University - Silver School of Social Work
1 Washington Square North
New York, New York 10003
Phone: (212) 998-5900
The New York University Silver School of Social Work provides an engaging environment for the education of professional social workers, offering BS, MSW, DSW, and PhD degree programs and post-master's continuing education.
University of Buffalo School of Social Work
232 Parker Hall, Buffalo
New York, New York 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3939
Fax: (716) 829-3938
Continuing education offers social workers and other human service professionals a variety of professional development opportunities including: one and two-day workshops, certificate programs, online self-study workshops and one-credit elective MSW courses open to current and non-degree students. Online Trainings:
Please find a list of available programs
Temple University Center for Social Policy and Community Development
1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121
Phone: (215) 204-7491
Fax: (215) 204-3429
Temple offers a host of courses and programs for those seeking college admission, professional development or simply thirsting for knowledge. Online Trainings:
For information on trainings offered by Temple, please visit Continuing Education & Summer Sessions
National Indian Child Welfare Association
5100 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044
NICWA is dedicated to the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. Every year, NICWA hosts many opportunities to receive training, technical assistance, and professional development for those interested in learning about child welfare and related fields, and strives to provide rigorous, timely, and meaningful information to those who serve Native children and families.
Rhode Island College School of Social Work
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: (401) 456-8000
General Scope: The Child Welfare Institute (CWI) provides consultation services to State and local child welfare and human services agencies and to nonprofit organizations. Its mission is to provide information, ideas and guidance in the field of child welfare training and organizational development consultation.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Social Work
1664 N. Virginia Street
School of Social Work
Reno, Nevada 89557-0068
Fax: (775) 784-4573
The purpose of the field practicum at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work is to provide students with an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom by providing direct services to clients through an established social service agency. Experiential learning occurs in various aspects of the program, but the core of such learning is the field experience.The School's focus is on the development and delivery of evidence-informed practices, programs, and policies, with an emphasis on recognizing strengths, honoring diversity, and challenging injustices with an eye toward the unique characteristics of Nevada in the context of a global society.
University of Wisconsin River Falls School of Social Work
410 South Third Street
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
Phone: (715) 425-3376
The Western Wisconsin Partnership for Children & Families (WWP) is a consortium of 25 county human/social service departments, the Ho Chunk Nation, the Wisconsin Division of Children & Family Services (DCFS), and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The partners have pooled their resources to access Federal Title IV-E funds for the purpose of providing comprehensive training for child welfare staff. The ultimate goal of the Partnership is to improve the quality services to vulnerable children and their families. See the website for training opportunities and schedules.
Portland State University
626 High Street NE
Child Welfare Partnership
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 315-4267
General Scope: The School of Social Work in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Child Welfare Partnership delivers an extensive and nationally recognized training curriculum and program for child welfare workers and caregivers (foster, kinship and adoptive) with a mission to "build the capacity of human service organizations and systems to improve the equity and effectiveness of services and community supports for children, youth, and families".
Oregon Department of Human Services
500 Summer Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 945-5600
The Department of Human Services offers benefits and services from the State of Oregon for children, families in need of the basics, older adults and people with disabilities. Online Trainings:
For information regarding New Child Welfare Caseworker Training, please visit Child Welfare Training
to access the required training outline, checklist, and training overview.
Utah Department of Human Services Division of Child and Family Services
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Phone: (801) 538-4100
The mission of Utah's Division of Child and Family Services is to keep children safe from abuse and neglect and provide domestic violence services by working with communities and strengthening families.
Bay Area Academy Training Resource
2600 Tenth Street
Bay Area Academy Training Center
San Francisco, California 94710
Phone: (510) 271-0951
The Bay Area Academy (BAA) offers training opportunities to enhance the professional development of child welfare staff. Trainings range from foundational Core 3.0 training required of all new social work staff to individualized trainings tailored to fit a county’s specific needs. BAA also provides advanced trainings, training for trainers, and e-learnings.
Available at Training & Events
University of Washington, School of Social Work
4101 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105-6250
Phone: (206) 543-5640
The School of Social Work encourages lifelong learning for its alumni and all human-services professionals. The School works in close partnership with UW Professional & Continuing Education
to provide expertise in the development of educational opportunities and comprehensive certificate programs.
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
406 East Monroe Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Toll-Free: (800) 232-3798
The DCFS on-line Virtual Training Center (VTC) is the entry point for training-related information and resources for foster and adoptive caregivers, child welfare professionals and the public.
University of Missouri-St. Louis, School of Social Work
1 University Boulevard
121 Bellerive Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400
Phone: (314) 516-6385
The School of Social Work engages students and faculty in professional education, research and service to advance knowledge and competence to promote human and societal well-being. Within a collaborative learning environment, students are prepared as self-aware, culturally informed, critically thinking leaders committed to social and economic justice and professional values and ethics.
Children’s Alliance of Kansas
627 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone: (785) 235-5437
Fax: (785) 235-8697
Children’s Alliance of Kansas offers training's for current and potential foster and adoptive parents, as well as for child welfare agency staff, case workers and supervisors. Online Trainings
: Please browse courses
Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare
670 Judy Bonner Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (334) 242-9275
The Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare focuses on providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate social work education to current and prospective public child welfare workers and enhancing training opportunities for child welfare workers throughout Alabama.
The Consortium is an arena in which social work educators and representatives of the DHR can explore and address issues and concerns in the spirit of collaboration.Online Trainings:
Available through Social Work Continued Education Opportunities
Vermont Department for Children and Families
280 State Drive, HC 1 North
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-1030
Phone: (802) 241-2131
The Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership (VT-CWTP) a partnership between the Vermont Department for Children and Families and the University of Vermont, offers learning opportunities for Vermont parents providing kinship and foster care, and parents who have adopted around the state. The VT-CWTP works in collaboration with the Vermont Consortium for Adoption and Guardianship, Vermont Kin As Parents (VKAP), the Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association (VFAFA), and other community partners. Online Trainings:
Available through Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership
and their e-learning portal
Monmouth University - School of Social Work
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1898
Phone: (732) 571-3400
The School of Social Work is built around the ideals of advancing human rights and social justice. The Clinical Practice with Families and Children Concentration (CPFC) within the MSW Program teaches students how to directly empower families at risk. Through a selection of strengths based approaches, the concentration works to address family and child focused concerns across a level of need spectrum from poverty and homelessness to communication and interpersonal counseling. Online Trainings:
The Department of Social Work also offers a program of Continuing Education for Social Workers. For more information, please visit Continuing Education for Social Workers