Continuing Education

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Professional Development and Community Engagement Unit


Our Mission

To provide management services and continuing education programs to enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations to better serve their communities.

About Us

We have a rich history of establishing collaborative partnerships with community organizations and agencies; anticipating and responding to the lifelong training and professional development needs of a diverse and changing community. We develop, implement, and administer high quality credit and noncredit courses, workshops, and conferences to supplement and expand the professional development needs of the region. Through this broad range of continuous, flexible professional development opportunities we offer services such as technical assistance, curriculum development, conference planning, and program evaluation to name a few. As an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, play therapists, teachers and other professionals we review proposals and approve continuing education according to national and/or state licensing board standards. 


Network Evaluation, Services, and Training (NEST):

Temple NEST is designed to assist nonprofit and governmental human service agencies develop the capacity to effectively serve communities through best practices in management, research and training.

Strengths-based Family Development Training and Credentialing Program:

The Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers is a professional training course and credentialing program comprised of competency-based curriculum. It is uniquely focused on the development and documentation of knowledge and skill through a multi-faceted evaluation process.

Personal Care Home Administrator Training Programs:

These trainings meet DHS requirements of new personal care home administrators and administrator candidates as well as the annual continuing education requirements of current personal care home administrators. 

Community Health Worker Training Program:

We are assisting CSPCD in expanding its Community Health Worker (CHW) training program to Harrisburg and other rural and underserved communities in Pennsylvania, through a Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP) grant from the U.S. Department of Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Medication Administration Training Program:

Temple University Harrisburg (TUH) under contract to the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) provides training and support for the Medication Administration Training Program through the ODP.     TUH delivers a Train-the-Trainer model program to provide instruction to trainer candidates to become certified.  The certified trainers provide medication administration training to unlicensed staff in community settings to properly and safely administer medications.

Institute on Adolescent Sexual Health:

The Institute on Adolescent Sexual Health provides professional development opportunities and continuing education credit for multiple disciplines, particularly public health, education and social work professionals.

Institute on Protective Services:

The Institute on Protective Services serves professionals engaged in addressing victimization of adults through training and consultation and works actively with social workers, nurses, protective service investigators, law enforcement, and civil and criminal attorney’s to effectively identify, address, and resolve cases of abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment of vulnerable adults and older adults.

Certified Investigator Training Program:

Temple University under contract to the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) provides training and support for the Certified Investigator Program through the ODP.

Please check this site frequently for updates to our calendar for upcoming training programs. Our trainings include the Basic Certified Investigator Course and other courses that will include case studies, the latest industry thinking, and any changes in state laws, regulations, and policies related to the Certified Investigators program.