About the Child Welfare In-Service Training Program

The RTA Coordination Project, now known as the Child Welfare In-Service Training Program, launched a bi-monthly e-newsletter in August 2016 that includes news and announcements from the In-Service Training Program team. 

CalSWEC's Child Welfare In-Service Trainingn Program, formerly known as the Regional Training Academy Coordination Project, is a statewide collaborative for in-service training and continuing professional education of public child welfare staff. It was initiated in 1997 through a contract with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

Common Core Curricula and other training resources are available via the Curricula and Competencies page, and training evaluation materials are available on the Evaluation, Research and Implementation pages.

CalSWEC's coordinating partners provide a continuum of training and professional education to county staff across the state. This coordinated delivery model reduces duplication of training, increases consistency, promotes professionalism and competency, and supports child welfare staff retention in California‚Äôs 58 counties. It focuses on the development of the public social services workforce by (1) facilitating collaboration between the regional training academies (2) and providing technical assistance to improve training outcomes for public social services employees.