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Beyond Professional Education & Training: PA's Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement & Organizational Effectiveness
This webinar describes university-agency relationship-building and developing continuity among county-based child welfare systems; highlights the array of workforce development strategies implemented through a dynamic university-agency partnership; and shares lessons learned and tips for other agencies seeking to better prepare, train and support child welfare staff, and strengthen the effectiveness of their own organizations and university-agency partnerships.

Current NCWWI University-Agency Partnerships
This webpage provides information about the current NCWWI University-Agency Partnerships, along with links to descriptions of each of the 13 programs. 

Education, Professional Preparation, and University-Agency Partnerships Reference List
This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Education/Professional Preparation and University-Agency Partnerships. 

Education, Professional Preparation, and University-Agency Partnerships Resource List
This category in the MyNCWWI resource library includes resources (websites/webpages, webinars, presentations, videos, curriculua and training materials, reports, papers, reference & resource lists, overviews, tools, guides, and manuals) to support those interested in enhancing their university-agency partnerships. 

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) University Resources and Curriculum Guides
This document provides samples of child welfare training currciulua as well as examples for how Universities and IV-E programs have incorporated ICWA content into their currciulum. 

Traineeships (2008-2013)

Bilingual Traineeship Program: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This 10-page document offers lessons learned from a traineeship project (implemented through the New Mexico State University's School of Social Work) that the Children's Bureau funded through the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute developed to help bilingual social work students develop their bilingual skills in child welfare settings.

BSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s BSW traineeship programs, which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited BSW or MSW programs. 

Child Welfare Traineeships: 12 Comprehensive Program & Innovation Summaries
This document offers a summary of the 12 NCWWI Traineeship Programs, providing a snap-shot of the goals and initiatives of each traineeship program and incorporating information gleaned from application materials, semi-annual reports, in-depth interviews with program PIs, and state and federal data regarding the child welfare systems and communities served by each project.

Making a Difference #2: Traineeship Legacies and Lessons Learned
This webinar session offers a range of insights from experienced social work educators involved in the 2009-2014 NCWWI Traineeships who answer questions and provide examples of lessons learned – i.e., what they learned to do and not to do, and when to do it and how – to support best practice approaches for BSW and MSW education of students for child welfare careers. 

MSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s MSW traineeship programs which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited MSW programs. 
 

Traineeship Programs: Promising Approaches & Strategies
This document provides descriptions of 12 programs selected to receive federal funds for each of five years to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners either enrolled or planning to enroll in accredited social work programs.

Tribal Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s Tribal traineeship programs, which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited BSW or MSW programs.

Twelve NCWWI Traineeship Programs: Comprehensive Summary of Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document summarizes the commonalities across the three NCWWI Traineeship program types – MSW, BSW and Tribal1 and offers the collective legacy – the activities, accomplishments, initiatives in both curriculum and field, in collaboration with agency partners – and provides recommendations for schools of social work interested in preparing students for professional child welfare practice through the provision of traineeships.