Our Mission

The mission of the Child Welfare Training Consortium (Training Consortium) at the University of South Florida is to promote the health and quality of life for children and their families by creating, evaluating, disseminating and translating state- of-the art knowledge to support effective practice across child welfare systems. The Training Consortium values and promotes excellence in professional training by providing leadership and opportunities that enhance development and personal growth in a fully engaged learner-centered environment. We train professionals to be intellectually and ethically informed, develop leadership skills and creative thinking, and acquire advanced skills and knowledge related to child welfare applications in community settings.


What We Offer

The Training Consortium at the University of South Florida provides training and support services to child welfare provider organizations across Florida. Services include but are not limited to:

Organizational needs assessment, organizational culture change, consultation and technical assistance
Program review and assessment
Design, development and implementation of evidence based, research driven, child welfare curricula that addresses identified needs
In-service training for an array of human services professionals, including those in mental health and medical services who encounter at-risk children and families
Team-building seminars and workshops that enhance organizational performance and customer satisfaction
On-the-job coaching, consultation and ongoing professional development activities for new and experienced child welfare professionals
Case specific consultation
Training for potential substitute care providers and those who recruit and prepare this population


How We Do It

Assessment consultation, and training provided at your site and at operationally convenient times
Utilization of service delivery strategies grounded in state-of-the-art technology
Through an on-the-job coaching/mentoring component that affords customers real-time observation and feedback on performance
Financial arrangements via contract or purchase of service arrangements with the Training Consortium at the University of South Florida
Open enrollment training presented at the University of South Florida or at other mutually agreed upon sites


College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
Department of Mental Health Law and Policy
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs
Tampa, FL 33612-4672

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