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Child Welfare Partnership Training - Salem

The Child Welfare Partnership Training Program delivers comprehensive child welfare training that enhances outcomes and services to the most vulnerable and at risk children and families.



Child Welfare Training Staff

The Partnership's professional training staff provides basic and advanced training for Oregon’s Department of Human Services child welfare workers and foster, kinship and adoptive parents.

Located at 626 NE High St in Salem, OR, the Training Program offers a full slate of state-of-the-art instructional opportunities. For more information, please visit the Training Unit's web page at 

Classroom Training

Training for child welfare staff employed by DHS includes:

  • Child Welfare Core Training: Ensuring Child Safety through Family Preservation and Engagement - four weeks long, comprised of two two-week “clusters” covering critical areas of child welfare practice including the Oregon Safety Model, legal issues and vulnerable populations.
  • Certifier and Adoption Worker Training
  • Social Service Assistants Training
  • Pathways to Permanency
  • Supervisory Training
  • Selected Advanced Trainings

Distance Delivery Training

The Partnership offers synchronous training using DHS’s NetLink system. This allows staff, caregivers and community partners to participate in training from their desks – at home or the office. For more information visit the Partnership's Website – - and choose "Distance Training" from the menu. 

Caregiver Training Unit

The Partnership provides extensive educational opportunities for foster, relative and adoptive parents. Partnership training staff work extensively with Foster Care Certifiers and Adoption Workers as well as with foster parent associations to identify needs related to ongoing training for provider families.