OCFS Training Technology, Distance Learning and Direct Training Services Program
Under this partnership, PEWL develops and delivers e-learning courses to 100,000 child welfare and juvenile justice county and provider agency staff at the caseworker, senior caseworker, supervisor and manager levels. PEWL also trains mandated reporters of child abuse and maltreatment in New York State, as well as foster and adoptive parents. Key partners include NYS OCFS, as well as its sister State agency, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). The county agency offices in each of New York’s 58 local social services districts are also key partners, as well as the nonprofit child welfare and foster care provider agencies with which the counties contract for services. Over the last 18 months, OCFS Training Technology team and administrative staff played a critical role in supporting the agency’s ability to open its statewide Human Services Training Center in Albany, a 100,000 square foot training and simulation facility, by researching, selecting, procuring and setting up cutting-edge training systems and technology. For more information, contact Rebecca Brown Cesarani.