Social Work Educator Resources

The Traineeships and University Partnerships resources support university social work programs and public/tribal child welfare programs in implementing traineeship programs that prepare students for careers in child welfare.

In partnership with leaders in public and tribal child welfare systems, social work educators can affect retention of graduates of social work programs who pursue a professional path in child welfare. Strategies that directly impact retention fall within the domains below.

The Traineeship Assessment and Planning Toolkit will be a useful planning resource for partnerships. It will guide assessment of current resources and practices and includes indicators of best practice for implementing traineeship programs.