Child Welfare Training Academy

About the Project

The Child Welfare Training Academy operates under a multi-year contract with the Florida Department of Child and Families. The Training Academy is solely responsible for training and certifying child welfare trainers statewide.  These certified trainers provide pre-service training to new child welfare staff and supervisors.   The Training Academy administers the state’s Child Welfare Professional Certification Program.  This contract includes 3 trainer FTEs, 3 registrars, an office manager, a director of operations, and a 28% FTE director.

Principal Investigator

Laurie Cunningham, MS

Funding Agency

Florida Department of Children and Families

Award Amount



01/01/2006 - 06/30/2010


Child Welfare Training Academy