Welcome to the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy!

The Department of Human Services and University of Minnesota Twin Cities have partnered to enhance child welfare training. Our mission is to train, develop, and support the skills, expertise, and well-being of Minnesota’s child welfare workforce while nurturing a commitment to equitable child welfare practice.

Training Portal Registration Now Available

Our Training Portal is now available to all Minnesota county and tribal workers and supervisors who work in child welfare and/or child protection. This new system will be used for child welfare training that was previously scheduled through TrainLink.

During the week of January 10, supervisors and tribal leaders were contacted to set up their Training Portal accounts. During the week of January 18, county workers will begin receiving invitations from their supervisors to create their Training Portal accounts. With the exception of Monday, January 17, our staff will be available to address any issues or questions that may arise. If you have questions, please contact us at

Getting Connected

The Minnesota Child Welfare Training System (MCWTS) is now the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA). Lots of exciting changes are coming and we want to make sure you hear all about it! Follow us on social media to receive the latest updates. You can find links to our accounts at the top of the page.

Minnesota Child Welfare Practice Framework

Child welfare work requires a sophisticated set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to provide effective services to children and families. The Minnesota Child Welfare Practice Framework outlines the competencies required for quality practice among front-line child welfare professionals and their supervisors.


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