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The University updated their expectations to require masks (Indoors) on campuses located in counties designated by the CDC to be in high transmission.

The Resource Center is aligning our approach with this expectation. Every Friday, we will update our website to reflect the list of PA counties designated as High transmission and therefore require masks Indoors for the following week.

  • Stakeholders: Masks Required when visiting CWRC locations listed below.
  • CWRC Staff: Masks Required when working in all the Counties below.

High COVID-19 Community Levels

Week of Febuary 6 - Febuary 10, 2023

Stakeholders: Masks Required when visiting CWRC locations listed below.
CWRC Staff: Masks Required when working in all the Counties below.

Map of Pennsylvania Counties

As of right now, participants must notify CWRC if they test positive for Covid-19 after attending an in-person CWRC trainingPlease complete this form, CWRC Covid Reporting, as soon as possible, including after hours for EMERGENCY notification, because for example, day 2 of a training will be occurring the next day.

Participants who test positive for Covid-19 should not attend a subsequent in-person training until they are medically cleared to do so. Upon notification, CWRC will contact all the participants from the affected training to inform them of their potential close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. No confidential information will be shared. Participants will be directed to follow their employer’s guidelines for potential close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

CWRC will continue to share important Covid-19 training guidance on our website at University of Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center - Updates on COVID-19.

Beginning July 1, 2022, Child Welfare Resource Center will begin our transition back to in-person training delivery for some courses for our July to September 2022 training calendar, while others will still be offered virtually long-term. Please carefully read through information below regarding in-person versus virtually offered courses for clarification. Please note specific locations will be noted in the training calendar as well as Bridge when you register yourself or staff for a training. Additionally, please have staff closely read their training confirmation emails to ensure they know where their training is located and sign up for emergency notifications in Bridge so they are aware of any changes.

July-September 2022 training approach

Courses/Series to be offered regionally in-person ONLY

Courses/Series to be offered virtually or in-person depending on the regional need

Courses/Series to be offered virtually ONLY (long-term)

110: Foundations series

500: Foundations of Supervision (virtual cohorts with an in-person pilot)

Sexual Abuse Series

202: Engaging Older Youth

102: Supporting Families Using Critical Thinking Skills 

302: Engaging Families During Virtual Visits

301: Engaging Clients from a SB/SF Perspective

108: Multigenerational Differences 

521: Supporting Caseworkers in Using Critical Thinking Skills

305: Engaging Incarcerated Parents

202: Truancy

700: Supporting Supervisors in Using Critical Thinking Skills

308: Adult Mental Health Issues

202: LGBTQ


313: Managing the Impact of Traumatic Stress

206: Engaging Families Experiencing Opioid Use


501: The Employee Performance Review Process

207: FGDM Parts I & II


521: SB/SF Supervision

302: Building and Sustaining Father Engagement


533: Building a Trauma-Informed Culture

303: Childhood Mental Health Issues


542: Leadership and the Parallel Process

303: Understanding RAD



309: Prescription Drug Abuse



315: Basic Writing Skills



315: Writing Skills for Case Documentation



400: Ethics in Child Welfare Practice



400: Ethics and Technology



531: OE Facilitator Skills



700: Foundations of Leadership



1300: County-specific booster/support sessions


Covid Positive? Report a Case

Training Update

Foundations will be returning back to virtual trainings held via Zoom along with some of our advanced level courses. Foundations of Supervision, Child Sexual Abuse Series and some advanced level courses will be still held virtually via Zoom. Some county specific trainings may still be held in person.

Please see information below on how to register:

Registration can be submitted two ways:

  • Directly in Bridge (https://www.bridge.pitt.eduall trainings have now been open for liaisons to register staff
    • Foundations
      • Please use the cohort sequence charts when registering. If you are registering via Bridge you can either register for the entire series or by individual module.
      • All modules MUST be attended in order (Modules 2-9 in Bridge; Modules 1 and 10 are accessed in E-learn). If participants are registered out of order, they will not be permitted to attend training and will need to be rescheduled.
      • The participant max is 12 for each session.
      • All online pre-requisites are mandatory. If your staff do not have the required pre-requisites complete prior to the start time of the training, they will not be permitted to attend and will need to be rescheduled.
    • FOS
      • Please use the cohort sequence charts when registering. If you are registering via Bridge you can either register for the entire series or by individual module.
      • The participant max is 10 for each session.
    • For all other trainings listed on the calendar (Child Sexual Abuse Series and Advanced Level)
      • FGDM Part 1 must be taken prior to attending FGDM Part 2.
      • Overview of Child Sexual Abuse must be taken prior to any other Sexual Abuse Series course.
      • Online Prework is mandatory for the 400 Ethics in Child Welfare and 400 Ethics and Technology in Child Welfare Practice
    • Please note- all registrations are handled on a first come first serve basis
  • Contact the registration account-

Confirmation Emails:
Confirmation email invitations will be sent out to all participants and training liaisons for virtual trainings starting in January from The emails will include either a training location (if running in person) or a zoom link (if running virtual). They will also include the date, time, prerequisites, pre-work attachments, handouts, and E-Learn instructions as applicable for each training. They also contain a reminder of the mask policy and to bring an electronic device to the training.

Mandated Reporter HelpDesk

  • For our Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, our agency will only be able to assist you via email until further notice via We apologize for any inconvenience you may encounter.

County Resources

  • The Education Law Center - has maintained a COVID Resources page with a multitude of resources. Resources include a legal support line, links to FAQs, and media articles from across the Commonwealth. The site also includes school closure resources for youth in foster care, youth with disabilities, and youth experiencing homelessness.

  • The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education - has developed resources related to education and COVID. Resources include tip sheets on how child welfare agencies, school districts, and courts can help support children during the pandemic.

This page will be updated frequently, as this is an ever-changing situation. Please check back regularly.