The Child Welfare Trainer Development Certificate Program


  • Dale Curry Kent State University
  • Helen-Jean Cardina Summit County Children Services


child welfare trainer development, child and youth care work


A multi-indicator evaluation of the Child Welfare Trainer Development Certificate Program was conducted. The assessment approach incorporated results from pre and post participant knowledge exams, self assessment of 33 trainer competencies and 61 specific skill areas, participant focus group discussion, participant learning and appli­ cation logs, mail survey questionnaires, and nine individual workshop evaluations. Overall, the results indicated a high level of satisfaction, a participant perception of substantial learning and utilization of learning, and a participant belief that the program has offered them additional career opportunities and growth. From the participants' perspective, the program achieved its two goals of (1) developing child welfare trainers and (2) providing an opportunity for advanced training and development for experi­ enced child welfare practitioners.




How to Cite

Curry, D. ., & Cardina, H.-J. . . (2003). The Child Welfare Trainer Development Certificate Program. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 18, 144–162. Retrieved from




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