In order to support efforts of WIC local agencies to enhance the nutritional and health status of low-income women, infants, and children, CAI uses diverse training and technical assistance methodologies to build statewide capacity. These methodologies include computer-based and classroom training programs, learning modules, learning collaboratives, webinars, retreats, and conferences.
Through CAI's New York State WIC Training Center, we provide a full range of training programs which are targeted to all levels of WIC staff, including front desk/clerical staff, nutritionists, nutrition support staff, site managers/coordinators, and breastfeeding experts. We deliver more than 175 training and technical assistance events annually and maintain a complex computer-based training database.
In addition to building administrative, management, and consumer service skills, CAI provides training to improve education and counseling, including focused programs in participant-centered group facilitation, high-risk counseling, nutritional assessments, and anthropometry. To strengthen breastfeeding promotion and support, CAI provides training in the areas of basic counseling skills, peer counseling, and other specialized topics.
For more information, contact the program director.