Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013)

Making a Difference #2: Traineeship Legacies and Lessons Learned

Webinar held April 22, 2014

Traineeship Legacies & Lessons Learned was the second session in our 4-part national webinar mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013). 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.

Discussion topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Engaging in University-Agency teamwork;
  • Collaborating with tribal child welfare organizations;
  • Examining undergraduate and graduate social work education and child welfare workforce needs;
  • Delivering innovative classroom curricula;
  • Assembling cutting edge field placement models;
  • Effective recruiting methods for finding the “right” students;
  • Discovering and building in critical student supports;
  • Making good use of technology;
  • Tailoring activities to better support Native American students and other diverse students in specific institutional contexts, as well as in urban and rural communities and regions;
  • Taking advantage of NCWWI resources; and,
  • Thinking about the future of social work education and child welfare workforce preparation.

 Our panelists are:

  • Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller, Northeastern State University
  • Heather Craig-Oldsen, Briar Cliff University
  • Margaret Counts-Spriggs, Clark Atlanta University
  • Debra Linsenmeyer,University of Maryland
  • Joanne Riebschleger,Michigan State University
  • Lyn Slater, Fordham University

Recording and Handouts