Find State and local examples of training programs and curricula designed for child protective service caseworkers.
Child Protective Services: Process, Practice, and Policy: Electronic Participant Guide (PDF - 3,400 KB)
Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services (2007)
Teaches intake, investigation, policies and procedures, and family-centered practice in child protective services.
Child Welfare Training Consortium
University of South Florida
Provides a range of training curricula and services, including an online preservice training and onsite in-service trainings.
Child Welfare Training
Michigan Department of Human Services
Offers various training materials for new child welfare workers, including philosophy, child development, professionalism, an investigation field guide, and curricula for specific program areas.
Common Core Curricula for Child Welfare Workers
California Social Work Education Center
Presents curricula regarding many aspects of casework practice, including identification, family engagement, assessments, and child/youth development.
Ohio Child Welfare Training Program
Develops and provides an array of training activities to promote mastery of the complex the knowledge and skills needed to assure protection and permanence for Ohio's abused and neglected children.
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
University of Pittsburg School of Social Work (2012)
Offers a range of curricula that include courses on sexual abuse, foundation training for new child welfare workers, and specialized and related trainings for supervisors.
Reporting Suspected Abuse
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (2011)
Provides school professionals with training materials to identify child abuse and neglect, a walk through reporting suspected abuse, and realistic scenarios.