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California State University, Long Beach
Child Welfare Training Centre

James Ferreira, MSW


James Ferreira, MSW, joined the Department of Social Work in 1991 and helped establish the Child Welfare Training Centre at CSU Long Beach; he has been the Director of the Centre since 1994. As the Director, James oversees one of the larger university centers where he manages the development, implementation and delivery of numerous training programs under multi-million dollar training agreements with the Los Angeles County, Department of Children & Family Services, the largest child protection services agency in the United States. James also provides consultation, support and oversight on Social Work training, research and evaluation grants and contracts. James is actively involved with the California Social Work Education Center and the Statewide Training and Education Committee, and he has also served as a state-wide trainer and consultant for the California Department of Social Services-Office of Child Abuse Prevention on such initiatives as collaboration, cultural competence, and strategic planning.




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