Learning Programs

The NYC Child Welfare System: Past, Present, and Future

An eLearning Program

About The NYC Child Welfare System: Past, Present, and Future

The purpose of this eLearning program is to provide participants with information on the full “ecosystem” of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in New York City. This includes information about the creation of the New York City child welfare system, information about specific divisions (and departments) within NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and Provider Agencies. The program will also explain the staff roles within each division, department and external group, and how the different components of the ecosystem—organizational components and individual staff roles—interact.

At the end of the program, staff will have increased their knowledge of how ACS and the New York City child welfare system have come to be, what the different system components and roles are, and how the different roles and components interact.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for all ACS and Provider Agency staff.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Provide information about the unique structure of the NYC child welfare system.
  • Explain the historical factors that have influenced current practices and policies in the system. This includes efforts to reduce racial disproportionality within the New York City child welfare system.
  • Describe the different components (divisions, departments, and agencies) of the NYC child welfare system and their interactions with each other.
  • Describe the different staff roles within each of the system’s components and their interactions with each other.
  • Increase cross-functional teamwork and collaboration across divisions to break down silos.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online course.

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

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.