Minnesota Child Welfare Training System

Our mission is to provide competency-based training for Minnesota counties and tribes. We promote culturally responsive services rooted in strengths-based, family-centered best practices that support child safety, permanency and well-being. We also provide high-quality, trauma-informed training for social workers, resource families, and supervisors to support the continuous improvement of services to and outcomes for children and families in Minnesota.

Social Workers

Resource Families



For General Questions about the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System?

Contact Andrea Bartels at 651-431-4681 or andrea.bartels@state.mn.us

Child Welfare Trainers/Writers Needed

The Minnesota Child Welfare Training System (MCWTS) is seeking independent contractors to develop curricula and/or provide training to county and tribal child welfare staff and to licensed child foster care providers. This Request for Proposals is open to the public. Training participants represent the full spectrum of diversity in Minnesota, and DHS requests proposals from writers and trainers who reflect this diversity. We are seeking independent contractors to provide services including:

1) Development of new curricula and revision of existing curricula

2) Delivery of training statewide: days, evenings, Saturdays

3) Consultation on specialized child welfare projects

Work is proposed to start July 1, 2014. The master trainer contract will be open from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019. Applicants can apply at any point during this time frame. To obtain a copy of the Request for Proposal (application).

If you have questions please contact:
Kelly Knutson, MSW
Department of Human Services
Child Safety and Permanency Division
P.O. Box 64943
444 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155-0943
Phone: (651) 431-4665

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