University Partnerships

Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involving four university social work programs in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services. The study included 245 stipend graduates and examined the program’s influence on their organizational commitment, professional identity, and intent to stay in the field.

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Reducing Disparities through Indigenous Social Work Education: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper highlights effective and inclusive education designed to address the dramatic overrepresentation of Indigenous families in North American public child welfare systems including a pathway to “decolonizing” social work education by honoring and integrating Indigenous knowledge into social work education to support culturally responsive child welfare.

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CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California

The Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) sets national standards for the identification and assessment of competencies in the education of social work students through the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). This document details the competencies within EPAS for Title IV-E stipend recipients within California.

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Multi-system Education for Better Outcomes: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an evaluation of a graduate program for child welfare, mental health, and education professionals that used a trauma-informed, resiliency-based curriculum. The program intended to deepen students’ understanding of their systems and to encourage more effective interaction and advocacy across the professions. The “glue” was the theoretical knowledge related to the key concepts

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Beyond Child Welfare Education & Training: Pennsylvania’s Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement, Organizational Effectiveness (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights the array of workforce development strategies implemented through the dynamic university-agency partnership in Pennsylvania. Link to webinar is included.

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Beyond Professional Education, Training: 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

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