Mission Statement, Guiding Principles, Core Values and Vision


For over two decades, the Training Consortium has demonstrated that it has the management capacity and organizational support necessary to assure that Florida's investment in the Pre-Service Training Program is handled responsibly. In addition, the Training Consortium has a proven history of working collaboratively with a wide variety of partners and has a depth of experience administering large, comprehensive training systems.

USF is dedicated to the discovery of new knowledge, insights, and forms of expression through significant innovative research and practice and to the preservation, organization, analysis, and synthesis of existing knowledge. As a leading publicly supported university, USF accomplishes its research mission by building on existing program strengths, by fostering effective, cross-disciplinary approaches, and by contributing to the resolutions of social, cultural, economic, medical and technologic challenges facing its communities.

Since 1988, USF – FMHI - MHLP has partnered with child welfare agencies statewide to provide a wide range of child welfare trainings and professional development services. These trainings and services have included trainer certification, pre-service training, in-service and advanced training, field coaching and mentoring, curricula development for specialized and emerging needs and customized training and support services and consultation for supervisors, managers, and administrators. 

The mission of the Training Consortium 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 enhanced leadership and creative thinking skills, cultivate a strong capacity for critical thinking, and acquire advanced skills and knowledge related to child welfare applications in community settings.


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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