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At the Academy, we partner with purpose to revolutionize the way people work to ensure the world is a healthier place. We are proud of our collaboration with organizations to develop and offer workforce development solutions based on existing needs.
I have witnessed our LIA graduates emerge from the program with a renewed dedication and an eagerness to put their newly acquired skills into action.
Director Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services
The Academy has been THE pivotal partner in the National Adult Protective Services Association’s efforts to develop and deliver standardized training to APS workers across the nation… We love working with them!
Executive Director National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
The Academy developed an innovative approach to addressing the issue of disproportionality in child welfare with the creation of the Cultural Responsiveness Academy (CRA)… making a significant impact on improving practice.
Kimberly Giardina, DSW, MSW,
Acting Director Child Welfare Services County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
I have found that [the Academy] always goes ‘above and beyond’ the requirements in creating, updating, and enhancing the best possible training for Adult Protective services staff, supervisors, and managers.
Consultant National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Consultant
In pursuit of excellence, they offer subject matter expertise in a collaborative and professional fashion that yields high quality and innovative products.
Yael Koenig, LCSW
Deputy Director Behavioral Health Services Children, Youth and Families County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
Child Welfare Development Services has undoubtedly inspired me to take my leadership efforts, and the evolution of my organization to the next level! Each of their staff behaves with integrity. They say what they’re going to do, and they do it exactly.
Judy Webber, LCSW
Deputy Director Ventura County Human Services Agency Department of Children & Family Services
[CWDS] are strong advocates in representing our voice at the State level. As a Training Department we heavily depend on the service delivery and local regional support of CWDS. They have been true partners.
Orange County Social Services Agency Training & Career Development Program
We rely heavily on [CWDS] team of experts to assist our department with emerging practices, legislation and implementation strategies. Their responsiveness and exceptional customer service is commendable.
Sayori Baldwin, MPA
Managing Director Children’s Services and Self Sufficiency Divisions County of Riverside Department of Public Social Services