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Louisiana Child Welfare

Training Academy

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Louisiana Child Welfare

Training Academy

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Inservice Training


The Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy (LCWTA) is a partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, the Pelican Center for Children and Families, and the University Alliance comprised of seven university partners within the public schools of Social Work in Louisiana. The University Alliance members include Southeastern Louisiana University (lead), Northwestern State University, Southern University Baton Rouge, Southern University New Orleans, Grambling University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.



DCFS congratulates the first Child Welfare Training Class of 2018. The group completed three weeks of classroom training on February 5, 2018. The training was facilitated by Tiffany Shaw, LMSW, Shantrell Charles, LMSW, Fertaeshia Broussard, and Gretchen Williams, RSW. Special thanks to Karene Lynch, LMSW, Bernadette Williams, LMSW and Shakira Herbert, MSW,RSW from Child Welfare Programs for assisting during Specialize Week.

From left to right (top): Rashida Dotie, Kara Battley, Amburee Edward, Dominique Castille, Dionjonae Edwards, Charbresha Carmouche, Freddricka King
From left to right (bottom): Ebara Anderson Keeling, Shantel Harris, Cassandra Braggs, Latoya Ledet, Keiera Daniels

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