The Children’s Network Training Team is made up of a Director, 4 Certified Child Welfare Trainers and an Administrative Assistant. Together the team provides Pre-Service training to all newly hired Child Welfare Case Managers  within the 20th Judicial Circuit. Additionally, the training team provides in-service training to the Child Welfare community and all its stakeholders. Topics include a variety of issues that are facing children and families in the community, as well as skill-building for professionals in the field. Examples include Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Family Centered Practice, Human Trafficking, Documentation, Time Management, Safety Decision Making Methodology, Car Seat Installation and Legal Issues.

Curricula is developed to incorporate Adult Learning Styles and the Experiential Learning Cycle. The needs of learners are met through a variety of training modalities including classroom, webinars, individualized professional development plans and field application.

Children's Network of Southwest Florida Documentation Forms

These forms are to be used by Case Manager and Liscensing candidates that are employed by a Case Management Organization or another provider to document supervision and observations for the purposes of certification.  All hours of supervision and occurences of observations must be recorded on the Supervision Documentation form and the Field Observation form respectively.

Children's Network of SWFL Documention Forms

CNSWFL Certification Quick Reference Guide

Florida Certification Board Paperwork

On-the-Job Supervision and Competency Verification Form

Related Work Experience Verification Form

Child Welfare Certification Application Certified Status 

Printable Certificates  

*Original sign-in sheets are available for verification of attendance.  Training hours submitted to the Florida Certification Board for renewal of certification are subject to verification.