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April 2002Vol. 3, No. 3News From the Child Welfare Training Resources (CWTR) Online Network: Continuing Education Available

The Children's Institute International (CII) Online Training Center at is a resource for child welfare professionals who wish to earn continuing education credits or participate in self-study. Children's Institute International is a private, nonprofit organization that provides child abuse prevention and treatment services, as well as professional training, research, and advocacy. The CII Online Training Center is sponsored by the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI).

The CII Online Training Center offers courses in the areas of Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Welfare, Families, Family Violence, Diversity, and Staff Development. Psychologists, therapists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and registered nurses can choose a course or purchase credits, enroll, and log-in to view the course on their computers. Online participation enables professionals to earn continuing education credits at their convenience. Participants can take a break in the middle of a lecture and log-in again when ready to continue. The CII Online Training Center tracks viewing time and records it in the Completion Certificate.

Participants can receive Contact Hours, Home Study Continuing Education Units or Self-Study/Distant Learning Credit in compliance with the California Board of Behavior Science, the State Bar of California and the California Board of Registered Nursing. CE Credit is pending with several other boards and associations.

The website offers complete course listings and descriptions, as well as preview videos. Courses are presented through audio and video files, as well as text (PDF) files. The site includes a Tech Support area that provides frequently asked questions and information about system requirements and browser configuration.

For more information, contact:

Children's Institute International
Online Training Center
711 South New Hampshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: 213-807-1947