As part of the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, CPT brings academic excellence to bear on the CE opportunities it develops and disseminates. This symbiotic relationship aligns with the University’s Land Grant mission and provides CPT with access to an environment overflowing with resources and community connections. CPT bridges those resources and relationships by combining community engagement with academic research, returning to the community a product that reflects state-of-the-art information and is grounded in the realities of real-world practice.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.
The mission of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development is to contribute to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span.
At the School of Social Work, we practice what we teach: leadership, scholarship, social justice, and community engagement.
The Center brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public child welfare.