ACL 08-23: Child Welfare Training Regulations Effective July 1, 2008 (5/19/08)

Proving change can be slow: this letter contains regulations promulgated in response to a 2002 Child and Family Services Review, which resulted in an HHS-required Program Improvement Plan (PIP) effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. The PIP addressed findings that California did not have sufficient statewide requirements for the initial and ongoing training of new child welfare workers and supervisors, and the lack of necessary child welfare requirements for probation officers and supervisors who are working with Title IV-E placement wards. The new regs go into effect July 1, 2008, and list what training topics must be completed by which staff and at what frequency. [Download]