Office of Human Services Training and Educational Programs
The Office of Human Services Training and Educational Programs (HSTEP) provides customized training, including the latest trends, methodologies, and technology components available in the field. Our programs are developed in conjunction with our Continuing Education programs utilizing the School of Social Work's expertise, resources, and subject matter experts.
The Office of Human Services Training and Educational Programs further meets the needs of communities to provide a continuum of social services through our training of human service para-professionals across the state, including family workers in the Abbott school districts. Our largest initiative, The New Jersey Child Support Institute (NJCSI), has successfully trained close to 1,187 staff members from case initiation to case closure. NJCSI serves as a leader in the child support sector by presenting at national conferences and working with various states, attorneys, and task forces sharing overall philosophy and expertise in developing and maintaining a successful institute. Our latest initiative involves the creation of a Victim Assistance Academy for the State of New Jersey. These initiatives have solidified us as a leader and role model for other states and regions. Our training and educational programs continue to promote effective human service training by imparting knowledge, developing skills, and changing attitudes in a professional classroom environment so that children and families receive the support services that they deserve.