Education in Child Welfare
The field of children’s services is constantly changing. Regardless of professional degree, a program of ongoing learning is important
to keep skills and
Continuing Education Credits
Many courses sponsored by the Center are registered for continuing education contact hours. See individual programs for information.
Often working in partnership with others, the Center offers a range of university-based services for lifelong professional education. These include:
Child Welfare Education Program
This program offers financial support and customized field and classroom instruction for social work students committed to careers in public child welfare.
For full program description and information, see the CWP Education page under the Child Welfare Partnership.
Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Adoptive Family Therapy
The Center offers the child welfare connection to this course offered by PSU’s Extended Studies program. Offered once yearly starting in the fall, this program provides a series of advanced, evidence-based courses for mental health professionals in working with families formed by adoption from child welfare. Courses, offered both on-site and using distance technologies, cover the specialized theories and practices for treating adopted children who have histories of abuse and neglect, for strengthening their family systems, and for enhancing parental and child resilience. The goal is to provide accessible mental health services to adoptive families throughout Oregon.
For more information about the program: www.pdx.edu/ceed/adoption