Create a comprehensive system of child welfare professional development, in order to achieve
positive outcomes in the lives of children and families.
Collaboratively develop and deliver a comprehensive, competency-based training system for
public child welfare professionals.
Objectives of the Partnership:
On an annual basis, the NEW Partnership for Children and Families seeks to accomplish the following training related activities:
- Provide competency-based training for child welfare staff that is dynamic and responsive to new developments and changes in child welfare research, policy and practice from a national, state and local perspective. We seek to accomplish this by:
- Utilizing needs assessment processes to identify training needs for NEW Partnership agencies’ directors, managers, supervisors and workers.
- Providing training to NEW Partnership child welfare agency staff on foundational and advanced aspects of child welfare practice that addresses the increasing complexity of child welfare practice and diverse needs of local agencies, within the limits of available funding.
- Providing training to NEW Partnership child welfare agency licensed foster parents on foundational aspects of child welfare practice, within the limits of available funding.
- Responding to training directives identified in federal and state policy and the training needs identified by the county Quality Service Reviews based upon available funding from DCF and with the input and prioritization by NEW Partnership county agencies.
- Contributing to statewide capacity and system structures to develop, sustain, and deliver training.
- Recruiting and developing quality regional trainers and curriculum writers to meet the changing needs of the NEW Partnership agencies.
- Collaborating with the Social Work Professional Program to develop the child welfare education curriculum in concert with the child welfare training curriculum.
- Evaluate all training offered in order to assess program goals and analyze the impact of training on child welfare practice in NEW Partnership.
- Ensure efficient and effective administration of NEW Partnership. We seek to accomplish this by:
- Continuing to pursue improvements in the human resources management systems of NEW Partnership.
- Maintaining and enhancing the operations of NEW Partnership through strategic planning.
- Identifying opportunities for and development and implementation of strategies to enhance and diversify funding for NEW Partnership.
- Maintaining NEW Partnership’s fiscal processes.
- Maintaining and enhancing the ongoing relationships with the Social Work Professional Program at UW-Green Bay, the University, NEW partners and members, DCF, and all training Partnerships.