A Nationally Recognized Training Organization

The Center for Development of Human Services, offers a comprehensive menu of management, supervisory, worker, and student training programs that enable agencies and institutions to more effectively serve their customers. Almost 150 training and support staff members with diverse backgrounds and varied expertise in social work, child welfare, temporary assistance, health and human services, Medicaid programs, management and organizational development, information technology, and multimedia production work together to develop curricula, deliver training, design distance and e-learning applications, conduct evaluations, provide technical assistance and consultations, and offer an array of support services for our training and staff development mission.

Our History

Originating as a small group of SUNY Buffalo State social work faculty, the Center for Development of Human Services has evolved into one of the largest state-funded social services training providers in New York State, with training facilities at its Buffalo headquarters and at four other regional offices across the state. Through partnerships with SUNY Buffalo State, with the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), and with the local educational community, it connects the most recent academic research and scholarship to the immediate needs of the workforce and community at large.