Our Mission

To promote the advancement of child welfare best practice in collaboration with public and private organizations serving at risk children and their families.


What We Offer

The Child Welfare Training Consortium at the University of South Florida provides support to child welfare provider organizations across Florida and the nation via its Pre-service Training and Professional Development program.
Services include but are not limited to:

  • Organizational needs assessment, consultation and technical assistance
  • Assistance with board development and organizational culture change
  • Program review and assessment
  • Design, development and implementation of evidence based, research
  driven, child welfare pre-service and in-service curriculum that addresses
  identified needs
  • In-service training for an array of human services professionals, including
  those in mental health and medical services who encounter children and
  families at risk
  • Team-building seminars and workshops that enhance organzational
  performance and customer satisfaction
  • On-the-job coaching and ongoing professional development activities for new
  and experienced child protection and welfare professionals
  • Case specific consultation
  • Child welfare trainer preparation, consultation, on-the-job coaching and
  professional development
  • Substitute care recruitment, preparation and retention


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
  • Open enrollment training presented at the University of South Florida or at
  other mutually agreed upon sites
  • 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 Child Welfare Training Consortium at the University of South Florida



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


Copyright © Child Welfare Training Consortium 2011

Updated June 25, 2014

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