Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

Child Protective Services

Domestic Violence Training for CPS Workers

Training Length:

13 hours (4 sessions/2 days)

Training Description:

This skills-based two-day training for Child Protective Service workers was developed in response to the passage of Chapter 280 in 2002. It is a mandatory training which focuses on the dynamics of domestic violence and its connection to child abuse and maltreatment. A variety of training methods are used throughout the two day program, including brief lectures, large group discussions and individual and small group learning activities. All training methods are designed to help participants integrate best case practice strategies in their daily work. This training has been pre-approved by OCFS to meet the Annual In-Service training requirement for CPS caseworkers and supervisors.

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Who should attend?

This is a mandatory two-day training designed only for line staff and supervisors who work in the Investigative and Long-term units of Child Protective Services. Workers must attend all four sessions to meet the New York State mandate. This training has been pre-approved by OCFS to meet the Annual In-Service training requirement for CPS caseworkers and supervisors.

Registration Information:

Information on the upcoming training dates in your area and registration may be done through the State Training Automated Registration System (STARS).

Contact Information:

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence at 518-457-5800