Child Support Training Partnership

Mission Statement

The mission of the Child Support Training Partnership is to advance the current and future state of child support pedagogy through networking, communication, and collaboration.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Child Support Training Partnership is to formalize the process of collaboration among organizations who provide training to child support workers by expanding resources, strengthening training strategies, sharing knowledge, and promoting opportunities to network.

Contact us! Email Paula Burns at for more information.

Which states and tribes are represented?(Includes Fort Belknap Indian Community Montana, Meskwaki Nation Iowa, Nooksack Indian Tribe Washington, Penobscot Nation Maine)

News and Updates

The next CSTP meeting will be held Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST. Join our call to learn more!

February 22, 2018: CSTP Meeting

November 14, 2017: CSTP Meeting

August 24, 2017: CSTP Meeting (download meeting’s agenda and minutes)

May 04, 2017: CSTP Meeting (download meeting’s agenda and minutes)

February 16, 2017: CSTP Meeting (download meeting’s agenda and minutes)

November 17, 2016: CSTP Meeting

September 20, 2016: A forum to discuss child support training ideas, share ideas with other child support trainers, and discuss networking opportunities is now available! If interested, please join the forum. Note that the content of the forum is only accessible to members.

August 16, 2016: Stakeholders in numerous child support offices collaborated from across the United States to learn more about individual state’s child support trainings, programs, and more. Discussion also included ideas on how states and stakeholders could collaborate with each other to share ideas and information. To learn more about the discussion, watch the video below. You can also download a copy of the meeting’s minutes or chat transcript for more information.

August 15, 2016: Members of the Child Welfare Research and Training Project, with Iowa State University, are interested in learning from other Child Support trainers around the United States. As a result, a brief, online survey was constructed and email invitations were sent to 102 CS training representatives from 43 states and territories, and 61 tribal groups.

Read about the results of the survey here: CSTP_Report_August_9