The Child Welfare Training Project is comprised of two programs:
We are also excited to announce our new ICWA Scholars Program, available to MSW Child Welfare Scholars!
The mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Program is to provide financial support and educational opportunities to students committed to a post-graduate career in public or tribal child welfare.
The Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Project promotes the development of generalist and advanced generalist social workers, practitioners, and leaders who are committed to pursuing culturally competent practice as they serve at-risk children and their families through county and tribal agencies, focusing on Northern Minnesota. The Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project funds the majority of the Child Welfare Scholars Program.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, BSW students may apply for the new BSW Child Welfare Scholars Program.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, MSW students have the option of applying for (1) the Child Welfare Scholars Program or (2) the ICWA Scholars Program.
The program achieves these goals by:
Students must be accepted to either the BSW Program or MSW Program at UMD before they can apply to the Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Training Project. Scholars must apply to the Child Welfare Scholars Program for which they are eligible.
If they are accepted to the Scholars Program and receive a financial stipend, scholars are bound to the following:
- Sign a Memorandum of Agreement and complete the programmatic expectations of the Child Welfare Scholars Program for which they are accepted.
- After graduation, Scholars must seek and accept employment in a public child welfare setting for a period of time equivalent to the months they received a stipend.
- Scholars must complete at least one field placement in a qualifying public or tribal child welfare setting
- Scholars must complete curriculum requirements specific to child welfare practice.
- Scholars must provide the Center with documentation of their job search and service.
- Scholars must complete degree and employment search obligations or they must repay the amount of money received from stipends.
For further information about the program please contact:
220 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
1 (888) 534-9734
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