Training & Support
The Academy proposes to achieve its mission by delivering training that orients staff to the social and professional expectations associated with child welfare practice. Training activities are designed to enhance and expand the participant's knowledge, skills and ability to perform their jobs effectively. These activities will assist child welfare staff in Central California to work more effectively to strengthen families and enable them to provide safe care for their children in their own homes, cultures, and communities.
Training offered includes core training for line workers, Foundations of Child Welfare Supervision, Specialized Training and Training support services.
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
CDSS funds Regional Training Academies who provide Child Welfare, Foster Youth and Adult Protective Service training to counties in California. CDSS provides information and suggests training direction to the Academies as well as funding for special training initiatives.
CDSS strives to carry out its mission of providing aid, services and protection to needy children and adults. At the same time, the Department strives to strengthen and encourage individual responsibility and independence for families. By managing and funding its programs, the objectives of the Department are carried out through the 4,200 employees located in 51 offices throughout the state, the 58 county welfare departments, offices and a host of community-based organizations.