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The Curriculum and Trainer Development Department creates curriculum for Child Welfare and related Professionals that supports casework practice, promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being for the Commonwealth's children and their families, aids Pennsylvania in the implementation of the Program Improvement Plan (PIP), and assists Pennsylvania's Child Welfare Professionals in meeting their certification requirements. Pennsylvania's Child Welfare Professionals must complete 120 hours of certification training requirements within 12 to 18 months of employment and 20 hours of training annually after initial certification.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, Curriculum and Trainer Development Department personnel develop, for county use, critical-thinking guides that support transfer of learning to the worksite, prepare trainers to present curriculum, and/or modify curriculum to meet the needs of Child Welfare and related agencies and personnel.

Curriculum and Trainer Development Department Contact Information

Curriculum/Trainer Development Department Manager Sharon S. England 50299
Curriculum/Trainer Development Supervisor Elizabeth Neail 50271
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist Katie Jones-Pomeroy 50221
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist Monica Teles-Carr 50259
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist Kenneth Poole 50221
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist Maryann Marchi 50240
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist Andrea Bowersox 50234
Curriculum Coordinator Andrea Merovich 50241