The Colorado Department of Human Services (CO DHS) has contracted with the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy to assess the professional development needs of child welfare caseworkers, case aides, and supervisors. This needs assessment will help guide the development of the new Child Welfare Training Academy established by Governor Bill Ritter in May 2009. The Academy will provide child welfare professionals across the state with the training, skills and knowledge to better protect the state's most vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.
Pukstas K, Ward H, Lamm M. Colorado Needs Assessment Training. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy;2009.