New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership
Principal Investigator: Robert McCormick, PhD
FY 12-13 (7/1/12 - 6/30/13)
The Center for Child Advocacy at Montclair State University, under the direction of Dr. Robert McCormick, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.2 million dollars by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in conjunction with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) formerly Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). The award created the New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership (NJCWTP) with Rutgers University, Kean University, and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
In collaboration with the New Jersey Child Welfare Training Academy (NJCWTA) , the NJCWTP is responsible for providing in-service training to DYFS staff, including all levels of leadership, throughout the state’s public child welfare system in accordance with the Modified Settlement Agreement. Currently in the second phase of the program, the NJCWTP is providing Concurrent Planning and Assistant Family Service Worker training.
Courses are offered at locations in the northern, central and southern regions of the state and include a mix of classroom instruction, distance learning opportunities and web-based courses. The NJCWTP features an extensive quality assurance program to facilitate the identification of future training needs, assess trainee satisfaction with course offerings, and provide a feedback loop for continual course improvements. Evaluation efforts will focus on identifying changes in knowledge among training participants, using a non-experimental pre-test/post-test approach, and examining other relevant practice-related outcomes, such as those included in the federal Child and Family Service Reviews.
The Center will be providing training for Area Directors, Assistant Area Directors, Local Office Managers, and Case Work Supervisors in Essex, Union, Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic Counties.
Adrienne Millican, MPA
Training and Development Coordinator
Dickson Hall - Room 361
Dickson Hall - Room 363
For more information e-mail Claudine Chiarmonte