Our mission is to provide quality comprehensive training, mentoring, and professional development to DCBS employees and resource parents in order to effectively serve and empower families in Kentucky. The Training Branch is made up of both DCBS employees and Eastern Kentucky University employees.
We provide training in the program areas of Protection and Permanency, and Family Support, as well as professional development areas. We also offer a number of courses to a blend of all staff, to provide learning opportunities that are not specifically program-related.
We take advantage of advances in technology, which allows field-based learning to occur through online courses such as Blackboard and our e-learning modules, often in conjunction with face-to-face training. We have also implemented a self-directed Training Registration System for DCBS staff, resource parents, and community partners to register for trainings.