Child Welfare Education Partnership

Three photos of CWEP scenes

Foster parents and child welfare workers change lives—both the children’s and their own. Being successful in this pursuit requires a willingness to learn and develop new skills.




CWEP and University of New Hampshire logos


UNH College of Professional Studies has contracted with the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) to provide education and training to foster and adoptive parents, residential childcare staff, non-licensed relative caregivers, and other eligible community members. Foster parents receive training before they welcome children into their home and support from social workers and other professionals throughout the process. DCYF staff members are encouraged to join caregivers in training as a matter of best practice.

Free training and annual conference opportunities are available through CWEP.




“All children need a place to live. The support foster parents provide truly makes a house a home.”

Michele Naismith, CWEP Staff Training Administrator