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Training Center

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It is Kids Central’s objective to provide educational opportunities to individuals, caregivers, professionals, and partner agencies in support of our mission, values, and goals.  Kids Central’s Training and Professional Development Department enhances the skills, knowledge and abilities of staff while promoting awareness of and sensitivity to cultural backgrounds and the needs of the most vulnerable children and families.  Kids Central is committed to provide best practice training opportunities to do the job efficiently and effectively with energy and enthusiasm.

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The staff at Kids Central receives training through a variety of venues. Kids Central’s training team maintains many trainer certifications including, but not limited to: Child Welfare, Family Team Conferencing, Family Centered Practice, Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, Safety Methodology, Adoption Competency, Non-Abusive Physical and Psychological Intervention, Supervising for Excellence, and Myers-Briggs. These professional certifications allow for a vast variety of in-service training opportunities. In-service training opportunities are often contracted by local, state, and national experts.

Kids Central provides Pre-Service training to all child welfare professionals. Trainer/Job Coaches present eight weeks of classroom training, followed by intensive field training based on a professional development training plan to assist the new child welfare professional in their goal to achieve individual certification in their job class.

[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Important Training Information” title_align=”separator_align_left”][vc_toggle title=”How do I register for a course offered by Kids Central?” el_id=”1483646900091-d6542dac-a569″]Contact Teresa at Teresa.Mobley@kidscentralinc.org or by phone at 352-387-3450[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”I see Pre-service training on the calendar, what does that mean?” el_id=”1483646937246-d1eabbc4-133c”]Pre-service training is required for all new child welfare professionals. These trainings are required for certification. Contracted providers register new employees to attend.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Training and Professional Development Department Staff Members:” el_id=”1483646965069-770c0640-3406″]Penny Beehler, Director of Training and Professional Development
(352) 387-3465
Penny.Beehler@kidscentralinc.org

Jordan Bernay, Trainer/Job Coach
(352) 387-3529
Jordan.Bernay@kidscentralinc.org

Tiffany Butler, Trainer/Job Coach
(352) 387-3442
TiffanyN.Butler@kidscentralinc.org

Andrea Davis, Trainer/Job Coach
(352) 387-3524
Andrea.Davis@kidscentralinc.org

Teresa Mobley Administrative Assistant II
(352) 387-3450
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Training Center

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It is Kids Central’s objective to provide educational opportunities to individuals, caregivers, professionals, and partner agencies in support of our mission, values, and goals.  Kids Central’s Training and Professional Development Department enhances the skills, knowledge and abilities of staff while promoting awareness of and sensitivity to cultural backgrounds and the needs of the most vulnerable children and families.  Kids Central is committed to provide best practice training opportunities to do the job efficiently and effectively with energy and enthusiasm.

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The staff at Kids Central receives training through a variety of venues. Kids Central’s training team maintains many trainer certifications including, but not limited to: Child Welfare, Family Team Conferencing, Family Centered Practice, Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, Safety Methodology, Adoption Competency, Non-Abusive Physical and Psychological Intervention, Supervising for Excellence, and Myers-Briggs. These professional certifications allow for a vast variety of in-service training opportunities. In-service training opportunities are often contracted by local, state, and national experts.

Kids Central provides Pre-Service training to all child welfare professionals. Trainer/Job Coaches present eight weeks of classroom training, followed by intensive field training based on a professional development training plan to assist the new child welfare professional in their goal to achieve individual certification in their job class.

[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Important Training Information” title_align=”separator_align_left”][vc_toggle title=”How do I register for a course offered by Kids Central?” el_id=”1483646900091-d6542dac-a569″]Contact Teresa at Teresa.Mobley@kidscentralinc.org or by phone at 352-387-3450[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”I see Pre-service training on the calendar, what does that mean?” el_id=”1483646937246-d1eabbc4-133c”]Pre-service training is required for all new child welfare professionals. These trainings are required for certification. Contracted providers register new employees to attend.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Training and Professional Development Department Staff Members:” el_id=”1483646965069-770c0640-3406″]Penny Beehler, Director of Training and Professional Development
(352) 387-3465
Penny.Beehler@kidscentralinc.org

Jordan Bernay, Trainer/Job Coach
(352) 387-3529
Jordan.Bernay@kidscentralinc.org

Tiffany Butler, Trainer/Job Coach
(352) 387-3442
TiffanyN.Butler@kidscentralinc.org

Andrea Davis, Trainer/Job Coach
(352) 387-3524
Andrea.Davis@kidscentralinc.org

Teresa Mobley Administrative Assistant II
(352) 387-3450
Teresa.Mobley@kidscentralinc.org[/vc_toggle][vc_empty_space][vc_wp_text title=”Training Calendar”][/vc_wp_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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