Center for Social Innovation launches online training project
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.