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Professional Development Program
Rockefeller College
University at Albany

4 Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203
PHONE (518) 442-6500

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The CONNECTIONS Training Project provides local departments of social services and voluntary agency staff with training to aid in the comprehensive knowledge of the New York State Child Welfare automated information system, CONNECTIONS. The project offers a range of supports to users, including but not limited to:

  • Development of curricula and associated learning materials
  • Instructor-led classroom and web-based training
  • Self-directed instruction and distance learning using cutting edge technology
  • Tip Sheets
  • Technical support to users, resource users, and training coordinators
  • Other administrative activities in support of CONNECTIONS

Project staff also work collaboratively with other contracted training providers to deliver integrated training for child welfare workers. These activities reduce the amount of participant travel needed to attend training and increase the understanding of how the CONNECTIONS system works as a decision-making tool in direct support of the programmatic aspects of child welfare work.

For further information about training opportunities and for class registration visit: CONNECTIONS Classroom trainings