Testimonials

Faculty Match Partners

I began my partnership with CDHS at Buffalo State College in 2008. My experience with working with the partners from CDHS has been energizing and exciting. Their vision in supporting organizations that help people to improve their lives and empower them through research, training, and technology is to be commended. In addition, working with the partners at CDHS on various projects has been extremely rewarding. I am always encouraged to develop new and creative ideas in pursuit of meeting the needs of those who they serve.”

Latonia Graston-Marsh, JD, Director of Judicial Affairs
SUNY Buffalo State

CDHS has a long track record of supporting the translation of theory and research into real-world practice. CDHS has enabled me to develop curriculum and provide introductory and advanced levels trainings to a diverse workforce. Their innovation and professionalism has made a significant impact on human service delivery.”

Denise J. Krause, LCSW-R, Clinical Professor
Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations

School of Social Work, University at Buffalo

Community Partners

Crisis Services is extremely proud to partner on the Buffalo State Cares Initiative with CDHS. Suicide is a very challenging health problem on and off our college campuses. Having a sensitive and talented partner like CDHS goes a long way in enhancing individual safety!”

Douglas B. Fabian, Executive Director
Crisis Services of Buffalo and Erie County

The SUNY Research Foundation at Buffalo State/Center for Development Human Services Mentor Program has been a huge success at Windermere. Teachers enjoy working with the well-trained mentors and the staff at the CDHS Collaborative Research Initiative Office. Everyone is professional, courteous, and helpful. The mentors have become great role models for our students and an extra support to our teachers. This partnership has impacted our school and our students in a very positive way!”

Julie Flanagan, Principal
Windermere Boulevard School
Amherst Central School District

Trainees

I have to say these trainings were probably the most informative, well-presented trainings I have ever attended. Helen, Wendy, Donna, and Ron—to name a few—were always fantastic. Wish we had an agency such as this in Missouri!”

Tanya Boyer, former Home Finder
Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

The hands-on activities and group work helped me apply my knowledge and skills to real-life practice.”

The content is exactly what I needed training on to better perform the duties of my job.”

Participants in our Child Welfare/Child Protective Services Common Core Training program

The role play with the actors was great. Hands-on experience is so valuable.”

Participant in our Child Protective Services Response Training program

An excellent opportunity to discuss, learn from leaders in the field, and gain good ideas to take back to our county and implement.”

Participant in the Sharing Success Conference

I will utilize everything I learned because it can be applied to my day-to-day activities at work and at home.”

Participant in the New York State OTDA Project program