Child Protective Specialist (CPS) Core Phase II

This learning program is a series of four trainings intended to enhance case work practice and build on the knowledge and skills that new Child Protective Specialists gained while participating in the CPS Practice Core and Core Phase I. During this training, participants attend Advanced Legal Issues: Effectively Presenting a Child Protective Case (CPS), Child Sexual Abuse: Identification and Intervention, Domestic Violence and its Impact on the Welfare of Children, and Substance Use Disorder in Child Protective Investigation. Before attending this instructor-led training, learners must complete all course prerequisites listed below.


Who Should Attend?

Child Protective Specialists.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Continue to refine and enhance case work practice.
  • Deepen their skills and understanding of concepts learned during CPS Practice Core.
  • Build upon the knowledge and skills acquired while attending CPS Core Phase I.


Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course learners are required to have completed:

  • The CPS Practice Core offered by the James Satterwhite Academy.
  • The CPS Practice Core Phase l offered by the James Satterwhite Academy.


Course Components

Once enrolled in this course, learners will complete:

  • A series of four two-day, instructor-led workshops.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



Staff should contact their staff development coordinators to register for this course.


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