Due to the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the protection of the health and safety of South Carolinians, Center for Child and Family Studies staff members are working remotely. The best way to reach us is by email.

Training Delivery


At the Center for Child and Family Studies, we offer dynamic training to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals seeking professional development. Our expertise is in Child Welfare, Adult Protective Services, Economic Services, and Leadership Development.

As we develop training, we incorporate evaluation, research, and QA findings. Our training development incorporates a SAVVY Start, which brings together everyone with a stake in the outcomes. Beginning with this process strengthens the result.

Our trainers embrace life-long learning for themselves, as a philosophy, which supports the pursuit of knowledge and professional development. The enthusiasm of trainers is transmitted to learners in efforts to continually promote aspirations for improvement.


The Center’s Training Team assists with


  • Curriculum development
  • Training delivery:
  • Instructor-led training
  • Presentations/workshops
  • Webinars
  • Online modules and courses
  • Logistical support


  • National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • South Carolina Foster Parent Association