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Training Academy


Arthur Atwell, Director
Children and Family Training
Office Children, Youth and Families
3550 W. Oxford Ave. B-309
Denver, Co 80236
Tele 303-866-7172




County Departments of Human Services will have a highly trained and Highly skilled child welfare workforce who are dedicated to ensuring the Safety, Permanency, and Well Being of Colorado’s children.



The mission of the Children and Family Training Division is to provides a Strength Based, Family Centered, Competency-Based training program for Child Welfare Professionals and Para-professionals by delivering specialized courses for caseworkers, supervisors, case services aides, foster parents and other child and family serving personnel.



•To identify essential training needs through communication with Child Welfare Program Staff, County Directors, Child Welfare Administrators, and other Key Stakeholders
•To establish and maintain a network of training providers who bring a high level of expertise in the child welfare system.
•To facilitate the design and development of competency based curricula that meet the needs of child welfare personnel
•To develop and maintain standards of quality for training and assure that they are being met by analyzing evaluative data from classes
•To manage department resources for training in the most efficient and cost effective manner
•To provide feedback to CDHS, via reports, on training activities and outcomes.