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Who We Are

The Training Branch provides comprehensive training, mentoring, and professional development to Department for Community Based Services staff and foster/adoptive parents.

Working in partnership with the University Training Consortium of state public universities, the Training Branch is responsible for the design, development and delivery of training.

Programs &

  • Jill Parker, Director, University Training Consortium
  • Keith Jones, Associate Director, Training and Operations
  • Kellie Malone, Assistant Director, Family Support Unit - primarily responsible for Family Support Training.
  • Kristy Boggs, Assistant Director, Protection and Permanency Unit -  primarily responsible for Child and Adult Protection Training as well as Foster and Adoptive Parent Training.
  • Melinda Weathers, Senior Curriculum Developer, Protection and Permanency Training Curriculum - primarily responsible for curriculum writing and updates to Protection and Permanency Training as well as Foster and Adoptive Parent Training. 

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