The Center for Child and Family Studies


Training Division

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Tel: 803-777-9400

Email: AE Lamb

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The Training Division is guided by the idea of lifelong learning. We work with human service organizations to develop curricula and conduct training tailored to the specific needs of those agencies.

We design curriculum packages to teach knowledge and skills that participants can use on their jobs. Interactive training sessions include small-group work and class discussion as well as manuals, workbooks, online presentations, and visual presentations. The Center's award-winning production team creates videos and CD-ROMs that enhance the training experience.

The Center conducts evaluations on every training to gauge participants' reactions. Most newly developed training is evaluated for knowledge and skills learned and transfer of learning. Evaluation helps curriculum developers and trainers improve training design and delivery. Embedded evaluation, retrospective post-tests, and online surveys are just a few of the tools we use.


Available Services:


  • Curriculum development: Able to work with content experts to develop  ‘state of the art’ curricula on any social work or related topic
  • Training delivery on a wide variety of topics related to children and families (this includes child welfare, vulnerable adults, domestic violence, individuals with disabilities, economic services, and more): Training delivery is based on the principles of adult learning and focuses on participant engagement in their own learning process
  • Logistical support for training delivery (venue reservations, registration, preparation of participant materials, data on participation)
  • Editing/Proof-Reading

For additional information on The Center’s Training Division’s services available, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (803) 777-7802.

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