The Institute provides in-service training related to the identification of child abuse, neglect and maltreatment, as well as the investigation, assessment, intervention, coordination and treatment of these children and their families. Training topics include mental health, substance abuse, HIV, domestic violence, sexual abuse, educational disabilities, supervisory training, service to school age children and adolescents and permanency planning. These training programs have been developed to meet the needs of:
- Caseworkers in child protection, foster care, adoption, and preventive services
- Mental health professionals
- Residential social work and child care staff
- Attorneys and law enforcement
- Medical staff in hospitals
In addition, the Institute provides training in the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, which is required by New York State Department of Education for mandated reporters to obtain or review their New York State professional license. This course is offered on-site at Fordham, upon request at sites convenient to organizations, and on the web.
The "Sexual Abuse Dynamics and Intervention Training" is a three-day training for child protective, foster care, preventive and adoption caseworkers throughout New York state. The program is offered 20 times annually and is funded by the NYS Office for Children and Families through a contract with State University of New York Stony Brook.