National Child Welfare Training and Staff Development Resources
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Selected, key national organizations that provide child welfare training and staff development resources.
For a listing of links to State-specific agencies, organizations, and universities providing training and/or continuing education for the child welfare workforce, please see the Related Organizations Listing, State Child Welfare Training Resources.
If you are aware of any other national child welfare training organizations, 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
2101 Sardis Road North
Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
Phone: (704) 845-2121
Fax: (704) 845-8577
General Scope: ACTION is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and improving child protection efforts on behalf of children and families.
ACTION's goals are to improve the competence of professionals in child welfare services, to provide tools to enhance the effectiveness of agencies and organizations involved in child protection, and to increase community awareness of child abuse and neglect and the need for child protection.
ACTION operates the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) through a cooperative agreement with the Children's Bureau, ACF, HHS, for the purpose of providing free technical assistance and training to State, local, and tribal CPS agencies.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017
Toll-Free: (888) 572-6500
General Scope: Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) is a national technical assistance program addressing the challenges which refugee youth and children face in adjusting to life in the U. S. Its purpose is to broaden the scope of information and increase the collaboration among service providers for refugee youth, children and families.
BRYCS is a project of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), and it is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Child Welfare Institute
111 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312) 949-5640
Fax: (312) 922-6736
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.Training Specific:
The CWI supports human services agencies through two core consulting services: Practice Development and Organizational Development, both with training and/or workforce development components. For more information, see http://www.gocwi.org/services.htm
National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002-4241
Phone: (202) 408-8600
The National Association of Social Workers is a private, nonprofit membership organization committed to enhancing the profession of social work, developing and supporting social policy, and promoting human services programs. There are NASW chapters in every state; most are engaged in child welfare and family violence program activities at the local level. The national office is primarily concerned with social policy, federal legislation and advocacy, and social practice standards that protect, promote, and ensure the welfare of children and families.
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Muskie School of Public Service/University of Southern Maine
P.O. Box 9300, 34 Bedford Street
400 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04104
Phone: (207) 780-5856
Toll-Free: (800) HELP-KID
Fax: (207) 780-5817
The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) strengthens and supports State and Tribal agencies committed to the welfare of children, youth, and families through training, technical assistance, research, and evaluation. Its aim is to improve management and operations, bolster organizational capacity, promote service integration, and develop supervisory and management systems that result in improved outcomes for children and families.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
135 Western Avenue - 301 Richardson Hall
School of Social Welfare - The University at Albany SUNY
Albany, New York 12222
Phone: (410) 706-3740
The purpose of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) is to build the capacity of the nation’s child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children and families through activities that support the development of skilled child welfare leaders in public, private, and Tribal child welfare systems. The NCWWI also serves as a workforce resource to other members of the Children's Bureau's Training & Technical Assistance (T/TA) Network. Training Specific:
Please see the Academy Leadership website at http://www.ncwwi.org/index.php/teams-services
for a child welfare leadership training model for Supervisors and middle managers that will complement existing workforce and professional development initiatives in the field and promote transfer of learning to the workplace.
National Indian Child Welfare Association
5100 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) functions as the only Native American organization focused specifically on issues of child abuse and neglect and tribal capacity to prevent and respond effectively to these problems. NICWAprovide workshops and training programs, using culturally appropriate NICWA developed resources, including training materials, curricula, and books. NICWA also offers technical assistance and training on child care, family preservation, and substance abuse.Training Specific:
NICWA had developed a Tribal Child Welfare Worker Certification that will serve as an aid for the continual development of Indian child welfare workers to better serve our tribal children and families. For more information, please see http://www.nicwa.org/certification/.
NICWA has developed trainings on a variety of topics related to American Indian child welfare that are available via on-site training, training institutes, or ICWA online training courses. For more information, please see http://www.nicwa.org/training/.
National Staff Development and Training Association
1133 19th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 289-6555
General Scope: The mission of the National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) is to build professional and organizational capacity in the human services through a national network of membership sharing ideas and resources on organizational development, staff development, and training.
NSDTA was founded in 1983 and incorporated as an affiliate of the American Public Human Servics Association (APHSA) in 1985 to support persons responsible for human service training and staff development on the local, state, or federal level.
Training Specific: The NSDTA represents training professionals working in public human services. Each year, NSDTA sponsors a Professional Development Institute, a national training and networking event for people involved in human services training, staff development and organizational development. Presenters represent governmental agencies including human services, public health, child welfare, corrections and human rights, as well as nongovernmental agencies including private sector child welfare and community-based organizations.
North American Resource Center for Child Welfare
1706 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: (614) 252-0725
Phone: (614) 251-6000
Fax: (614) 251-6005
The North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW) is an umbrella organization encompassing four child welfare agencies:
Trieschman Center for Consultation & Training
Phone: (617) 770-2877
The Trieschman Center for Consultation & Training is a division of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA). The Center coordinates and manages CWLA's professional development activities by providing practical support to public and nonprofit agencies, including a wide range of planning, evaluation, and management consultation services, as well as assistance in strengthening direct practice.
Welfare Reform Academy
2202J Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
Welfare Reform Academy
College Park, Maryland 20742-1821
Phone: (202) 862-7160
Phone: (301) 405-4753
Fax: (301) 403-4675
The School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland has created the Welfare Reform Academy to help State and local officials, private social service providers, and other interested parties take full advantage of the 1996 welfare reform law.
The Academy provides training in program design, implementation, and evaluation for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamp, Medicaid, job training, child care, child welfare, and child support programs.