Child Welfare Provider Training Academy Training(s)

The Training Academy has maintained quality content and trainers since its inception in 2008. Between December of 2021 and January of 2023, the Training Academy's participant surveys showed a satisfaction rate for trainings including:

The Training Academy continues its efforts to ensure quality trainings and constant innovative thinking through partnerships with:

 Project Harmony


Popular Courses

Below is a list of frequently sought-after trainings provided by the Child Welfare Provider Training Academy. In order to register for any of the below trainings, go to our calendar to find our next scheduled training. 

Basics & Beyond: Connecting Engagement & Interventions in Families Affected by SUD

This workshop will build worker's knowledge, understanding, and application of working with families affected by Substance Use Disorder(s) (SUD) and knowledge of assessment, screening, and drug testing. They will gain and apply effective strategies for engaging families in relationship building, case planning, and supporting SUD treatment options.  

DVDomestic Violence Fundamentals

Participants will learn about what domestic violence is, how to identify various tactics of abuse, and how domestic violence impacts children from birth through their adolescent years. You will explore how professionals can help promote resilience and healing in families experiencing domestic violence. 

HTHuman Trafficking Awareness

Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking, regardless of age, sex, race, gender, or class. Participants will become familiar with terminology, gain insight into vulnerable populations, learn how to avoid common mistakes when working with survivors, and discover solutions. Learn how you can make a difference and be a part of someone’s story back to freedom just by being more aware! 

MHMental Health Fundamentals

Attendees will learn about the connection between genetics, environments, and lifestyles in the development of a mental health condition; techniques to assist clients to replace maladaptive behaviors with positive ones; and skills to de-escalate clients experiencing a mental health crisis.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

MI is a person-centered counseling technique utilized to elicit behavior change. This practice session will focus on developing a collaborative relationship with individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence to support change aligning with one’s own personal values and concerns.

*The session will build upon a prerequisite eLearning course to deeper explore and demonstrate the principles of MI.

RPIRace: The Power of Illusion (RPI)

RPI is a ONE-DAY learning exchange that brings together professionals, volunteers, and community members to have conversations about the intersections of race, equity, and child welfare. Participants will be provided with a brave space environment to discuss and consider how race affects our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.  

crisisRelax, it’s Only a Crisis

Caseworkers and direct care staff will learn how to better manage their affective response. The course will cover the use of a more detailed self-care plan. Participants in this training will learn about issues regarding teamwork, unit culture, and administration’s role in crisis management.

SUDSubstance Use Disorder Basics

Participants will learn how to recognize behaviors associated with substance use and identification of paraphernalia. The course will identify the data relating to the involvement of families living with substance use disorders and their involvement in the child welfare system.