CWI Initiatives

Please click on one of these links to see some of our main initiatives:

Cultural Skills

This program explores Cultural Skills, Diversity, & Competency Training and is a program for child welfare professionals.


This introductory training program is designed to provide support staff with the skills and orientation to function effectively within a multicultural / diverse workplace.

Family Centered Practice

Family Centered Practice promotes safety, permanency, and well being for children and encourages communication and collaboration amongst all important parties in a child's life.


An internship program that offers Rhode Island College students the opportunity to have experience in a public child welfare agency.


This program offers new Social Caseworker II staff a comprehensive array of classes on contemporary child welfare issues.

Substance Abuse

This program consists of three trainings on The Nature of Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse and the Family, and Treatment Options for child welfare professionals.

Supervisor Training Program

A practical, hands-on, experience that incorporates relevant skill building.


This information management system streamlines functions throughout DCYF and enables federal reporting, as well as provides simultaneous access to case information.

Page last updated: February 14, 2007