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Inclement Weather and Attendance Policy

Welcome to the Child Welfare Academy

Welcome to the Child Welfare Academy!

The Academy is a partnership between Maryland’s Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration and the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. The Child Welfare Academy prepares child welfare professionals and resource parents to effectively provide services and care for children and families in the child welfare system through education and training, information and technical assistance. To learn more about our team and the various programs, please click on the links below:

To learn more about our team and the various programs, please click on the links below:
Pre-Service Training for Child Welfare Professionals

In-Service Training for Child Welfare Professionals

Resource and Adoptive Parents and Kinship Caregiver In-Service Training
Meet our Team
Adult Services



Vision
The vision of the Academy is an educated and trained child welfare workforce that enhances safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for Maryland’s children and their families.



Goals
  • To train a workforce that is proficient in child welfare competencies that are comprehensive, outcome-based, current and pertinent to Maryland’s children and their families.
  • To prepare caregivers to effectively parent children served by Maryland’s Departments of Social Services.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the Academy’s education and training components through an ongoing collaborative planning and management process.





INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  In the event of inclement weather the training schedule will follow the Maryland State Government delay and closings. This policy effects all trainings (Pre-Service and In-Service) held in Baltimore at the School of Social Work as well as regionally in the local departments. Please check the CWA’s Delay/Cancellation Line at 410-706-3637410-706-3637. Option 5 will provide a daily announcement related to either Pre-Service or In-Service training by 6:30 am. 

ATTENDANCE POLICY:  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be provided for full attendance of the in-service training.  Those who arrive more than 30 minutes late for a training or leave more than 30 minutes early from the training will not be eligible to receive CEUs for the training; partial class credit is not awarded.  Participants who arrive more than 30 minutes late to the training are welcome to audit the training.

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Continuing Professional Education (CPE and Bloom Catalog)



Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children
University of Maryland School of Social Work  -  525 West Redwood Street  -  Baltimore, MD 21201  hotline Hotline
Phone: 410.706.3014  -  Training Program: 410.706.3637  -  Fax: 410.706.3133  -  Email: ryc@ssw.umaryland.edu

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