About the Northern California Training Academy

Child welfare practitioners in public agencies serve some of the most vulnerable people in society: families and children in crisis.

The Northern California Training Academy brings to the region a training, research, evaluation and consultation program designed to develop a uniformly high level of competence in services for families and children. The Northern Academy offers training for child welfare practitioners ranging from mandatory core education to specialized topics in social services practice. Training is accessible to child welfare practitioners in our services areas in a combination of formats: onsite, interactive online classes and modules, and electronic archives of past course materials and recorded sessions. The Northern Academy further strives to expand knowledge through conferences and presentations, bringing experts in the field together with child welfare practitioners for unique events.

Beyond training and education, the Northern California Training Academy offers a wide variety of additional services to counties and other agencies to assist with the development and operation of their respective organizations. From providing administrative and logistical support to assist counties in completing the C-CFSR process to developing and coordinating research and evaluation programs, the Northern Academy stands ready to support county agencies in their mission to provide competent, efficient and effective services to children and families.

Dedicated to serving child welfare, the Northern California Training Academy is funded by the California Department of Social Services.

Participating Counties

Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Glenn
Humboldt
Inyo
Lake
Lassen
Mendocino
Modoc
Mono
Nevada

Placer
Plumas
Sacramento
San Joaquin
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tuolumne
Yolo
Yuba

 

 

Additionally, the Academy provides support and training to the Karuk Tribe and Yurok Tribe in Northern California.