For Caseworkers

The Statewide Youth Services Training Project (YST)

The Statewide Youth Services Training Project (YST) is staffed by professionals from several disciplines who are knowledgeable about Youth Service issues and experienced in training and working with agencies in the areas of program design and development. As part of this multi-service program developed to support those who are working to prepare youth to live self-sufficiently, YST provides training to populations working with youth, including:

  • Foster/adoptive parents
  • Foster care agency staff, caseworkers, supervisors and child care workers
  • Local District Social Services (LDSS) staff
  • OCFS Licensed Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter staff
  • OCFS Child Welfare and Community Services (CWCS), Youth Development and Partnerships for Success (YDAPS), and the Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) staff
  • Youth Bureau staff

View the YST Course Catalog

Youth Engagement Specialist contact information, open training and more.

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