Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership


Welcome to the website for the training unit of the Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership.  The Partnership is a collaboration among the School of Social Work and the Department of Human Services.  It is one of the first University-based programs to integrate Child Welfare research, training and education into a unified, coordinated effort to enhance outcomes for children and families.

To be directed back to the Center for the Improvement of Child & Family Services, please click here.

What you should know...

New Worker Training Implementation

Training Schedule

In September 2017, training for new child welfare workers dramatically changed. Click here to read about the early successes and lessons learned over the first 5 months of implementation.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, our office does not follow Portland State University closures.  Please review our inclement weather policy here.

Wondering when the next session of a training is?

You can find our Staff Classroom Training Schedule under the "Staff Training" menu, or by clicking here.


Or, if Netlinks are more your style, you can find that schedule here.


Did you know that we have a Facebook page for Caregivers?  We post things like activities, articles, and even flyers for our upcoming caregiver trainings.  Wanna check it out?  It's located here, or you can get a sneak peek over here.

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Portland State University

Child Welfare Partnership

626 High Street NE, Suite 400

Salem, OR 97301


(503) 315-4267

For more information about Portland State University's Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, please click here.