Charmaine Brittain has worked extensively over the past two decades throughout the U.S. to improve training, organizational effectiveness, implementation, and strengthen professional development for human service professionals. At the Butler Institute for Families, she serves as lead on multiple projects including consulting with agencies on organizational and workforce development, managing training projects on a range of topics and approaches, overseeing practice improvement projects, and developing professional educational materials. As a team member of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, Dr. Brittain develops products and facilitates learning on workforce development to a national audience. For the Capacity-Building Collaborative, Center for States, Dr. Brittain led the development of learning experiences on a variety of topics including sex trafficking and family empowerment. She is also the Principal Investigator for the CDHS Training for Child Abuse/Neglect Attorneys. In 2011, Dr. Brittain was honored with the Distinguished Service in Training award from the National Staff Development and Training Association. An expert in human service training systems, she recently led the development of the Training System Assessment Tool that has been widely distributed across the U.S. in order to elevate the field and promote consistency in best practices. She is the co-editor/editor and contributing author for three books published by Oxford University Press: Child Welfare Supervision (2009), co-editor with Cathryn Potter; Helping in Child Protective Services (2004); and Understanding the Medical Diagnosis of Child Abuse and Neglect (2006). Dr. Brittain serves as Vice President for the National Staff Development & Training Association Executive Advisory Council.



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