Welcome to ECORTC!

East Central Ohio

The East Central Ohio Regional Training Center (ECORTC) is housed
at Guernsey County Children Services:

274 Highland, Suite 100, Cambridge, OH 43725

As part of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, ECORTC is committed
to providing high quality culturally-responsive, family- centered, job
-related training for child protective staff, certified caregivers, and adoptive
parents in the ten counties served by the region.

ECORTC proudly services child protective staff and certified caregivers in the counties of Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, and Tuscarawas.

In cooperation with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), and Ohio’s University Consortium for Child and Adult Services (OUCCAS), the staff of ECORTC has provided competency-based training since 1986.

ECORTC Training

PCSA staff, caregivers, and assessors should log into CAPS LMS to view and enroll in ECORTC training. Anyone who does not have access to the CAPS LMS should review PDF versions of ECORTC training calendars linked below and use the appropriate guest registration process detailed below.

Internal guests are county staff employed at a PCSA, JFS, or CSEA with a State of Ohio User ID (SOUID) that do not have a child/adult protective services role. These guests will contact their RTC directly to request access. Internal guests do not complete the guest registration form below.

External guests include but are not limited to retired staff, law enforcement, teachers, court-appointed special advocates, mental health professionals, and court staff such as public defenders and prosecutors. External guests will not be provisioned access to the CAPS LMS but will be added to the requested instructor-led session on a space-available basis. External guests must complete the guest registration form below to request access to training. You will need the session locator # listed on the training calendars linked below to complete the form.


Interested in participating in the OCWTP coaching program?  Search for “Coaching Request Form” in the CAPS LMS and follow the instructions to submit the form.  RTC staff will contact you with additional information upon receipt. Coaching is only available to PCSA’s and IV-E Juvenile Courts. 

Contact ECORTC

Main Phone Number: (740) 432-2355

Fax Number: (740) 439-2683

General Email:

Address: Guernsey County CS, 274 Highland Ave., Suite 100, Cambridge, OH 43725

Brian K. Wear, Coordinator/Director
740-432-2355; Cell: 740-801-1226

Jennifer Atkinson, CPS Staff Training Coordinator
740-432-2355, Ext. 247

Marynell J. Townsend, Foster Coach                                                          740-432-2355, Ext. 250 ; Cell 740-801-1256                                                      E-mail:

Mary Mitchell, Foster Care Training Coordinator                               740-432-2355, Ext.252                                                                                         Email:

Debbie Schott, Training Coordination, APS Staff Training Coordinator for NE and Central Regions                                              Cell: 740-581-1292                                                                                             E-mail:

Lyndsay Steinmetz, Clerical                                                                      740-432-2355, Ext. 257                                                                                      E-mail:

Getting to ECORTC