University of Vermont

The Child Welfare Professional Education Project at UVM



  • Family Services Staff Development: The training program for Family Services Division staff includes classroom and on-the-job training for new employees, core training required within 18 months of hire, district team based training focused on best practice, and supervisor training. The training program is carefully designed to support the Family Services Division mission, core principles and system outcome priorities.


  • Foster and Adoption: The Child Welfare Training Partnership offers learning opportunities for Vermont foster, adoptive and kin parents around the state in collaboration with the Vermont Department for Children and Families Family Services Division and the Vermont Adoption Consortium. Vermont requires that all foster parents complete the 30 hour PRIDE Foundation training within the first year of becoming a foster parent, and preferable before foster parents are placed in a home. Typically, PRIDE Foundation training is offered in 10 three-hour sessions during the evening, though occasionally other schedules are offered to accommodate family preferences.


  • Degree Programs: The Title IVE Child Welfare Trainee Project reflects the overall mission of the Vermont Child Welfare Partnership to enhance child welfare service delivery by improving the practice skills and knowledge of child welfare system employees.

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