DHHS Child Welfare In-Service Training & Webinars

Michigan State University School of Social Work, in conjunction with the other Michigan graduate schools of social work and through the support of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is pleased to announce FREE training opportunities for DHHS Children’s Protective Services, foster care, and adoption workers and DHHS-contracted private agency foster care and adoption workers. The title of this collaborative project is Child Welfare In-Service Training.

In-Person Training

Many of the in-person training topics have applicability beyond child welfare practice, thus a LIMITED number of FOR CHARGE spaces are available for interested professionals who work outside of DHHS and contracted private agencies. Early registration is encouraged. Registrations are nontransferable. Register here.

*We are Going Green! In the spirit of going Spartan “Green,” we will not be distributing printed materials during our in-person events. Instead, we have developed a resource webpage that will host materials such as the PowerPoint presentations, and resources. The link to this page will be emailed to you prior to the training. We will provide lined paper to take notes on at the program event; however, if you prefer to have the PowerPoint or any of the materials in front of you, please ensure you print them prior to your arrival. We encourage you to bring electronic devices to refer to the handouts link if you do not wish to print them ahead of time.

Live Webinars

We now offer interactive live webinars on various topics. Webinars allow us to be accessible and to collaborate globally on issues that affect individuals, organizations, and communities throughout the world. Those who do not meet the DHHS in-service training criteria can still attend for a fee. For more information about webinars, including policies, visit our frequently asked questions.

To learn more about the programs, instructors, and to register, visit our catalog. Under Topics of Interest, click “Webinars” or search course number; for in-person trainings, click “Child Welfare In-Service Trainings.” Registration is online only.

Online, On-Demand Courses

With Online, On-Demand Courses earn CECHs from the convenience of your home, office, or on the go! Simply choose your course, click to register, and create a community ID. You will be added to an online course utilizing MSU's Desire2Learn (D2L), an integrated learning platform.