Professional Development and Training (PDT) enables Division of Family and Children Services staff to effectively work in complex situations by promoting in-depth knowledge and practice. Courses are for staff who have been in the field for at least 6 months and have completed new worker training requirements. Courses count towards their yearly 20-hour professional development requirement.
The Child Welfare Training Collaborative (CWTC) offers training to community partners throughout the state of Georgia. Bringing everyone to the same table creates an opportunity for community partners to have a shared understanding of issues facing children and families and also strengthens collaborations to promote better outcomes for Georgia’s children.
There is an identified need for adoption-competent clinicians in Georgia. Increasing the availability of these clinicians is an important goal for GA DFCS and will enable the agency to provide quality support services for adoptive families. As the agency moves toward more specialized services for adoptive families, Training for Adoption Competency graduates will become the go to source for agency referrals.