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Center for Social Innovation launches online training project

csiThe Center for Social Innovation (formerly the Institute on Homelessness and Trauma) has launched a new initiative to provide online training for social workers on evidence-based practices. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this innovative effort will reach social workers who might not otherwise be able to access training, and improve care by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to provide services that are supported by strong research evidence. Their efforts will begin with CTI.  In collaboration with a team from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, they will develop web-based CTI training and implementation support materials and test the materials with social workers in the field.  The initial round of pilot training began in March, 2009.  If successful, CSI and the Columbia team hope to offer training more broadly in 2010.  For further information, contact Tara Vary at CSI at [email protected].

5 responses to “Center for Social Innovation launches online training project”

  1. Judy Kern says:

    Has CTI training become available online yet?

  2. Dan Herman says:


    CSI will be offering full online training later this spring. Please send an email to Melissa Martin at [email protected] for details. CSI does have a brief overview online module currently available at their website, which provides a short introduction to CTI.

    Hope this helps.

    Dan Herman
    [email protected]

  3. Rob Adams says:

    I would like to be informed of upcoming trainings online or in the greater NY/NJ area. Thank you for your time

  4. Dan Herman says:


    Thanks for your interest.

    Most in-person trainings are provided at the organization level and are scheduled by the organization itself by contacting the Center for Urban Community Services. To learn about the next offering of web-based training, please contact the Center for Social Innovation directly and they will add you to their mailing list. We will send you contact information via email.

    Dan Herman

  5. Katie Volk says:

    Hi everyone –

    We are trying to get this website updated, but in the meantime, we wanted to let you all know that our next online course on CTI begins on October 16th and runs once a week for five weeks. Visit to learn more or give us a call at 617.467.6014.

    Katie Volk

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