Partnership for Strong Families endorses a culture of learning within its organization. Our goal is to deliver a diversified portfolio of initial and ongoing training experiences for professionals serving Florida’s children and families. The Child Welfare professional begins their discovery of new skills and competencies the moment they start the job. Classroom instruction is an extension along a continuum of learning. At the core of the Staff Development function is the drive to provide a practical, responsive and supportive environment for the professional development of child protection staff both at PSF as well as for our case management agencies, from the receptionist to the director. Training and continued staff development prepares individuals throughout our system of care to advocate effectively through a family-centered approach.
Partnership for Strong Families’ Staff Development department is responsible for the initial training, certification and continued professional development of all Case Managers and Supervisors, Program Directors and non-credentialed professionals. Our staff development specialists are innovative; Partnership for Strong Families was one of the first agencies to implement the state’s new Safety Methodology Practice Model, and we represent one of three organizations to pilot Florida’s new Pre-service curriculum.
Our Staff Development Specialists combined contribute more than 100 years of experience in the field of Child Welfare. We are an approved continuing educational provider through the Florida Certification Board, and our primary goal is to support organizational goal by increasing the knowledge, skills and abilities of the child welfare professional.
To accomplish this, the Staff Development function offers training in different modalities: classroom instruction, workshops, learning labs, webinars, online and self-paced courses, mentors, simulations.