Student Frequently Asked Questions

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The Title IV-E Program is a federally funded initiative to integrate the social work profession into child welfare by offering stipends to students interested in working within child protective services. Recipients of the non-employee stipend will have the opportunity to complete their internships with DFPS (department of family protective services) or CBC (community-based care).

  • BSW qualifications
    • Must be in good standing
    • Be able to complete a block placement (all classes including social work, core and general classes must be completed before starting the block placement)
  • MSW qualifications
    • Must be in good standing
    • Must either specialize in Children and Families or Community Administrative Practice
    • Be able to complete an advanced block placement (all classes apart from Integrative Seminar (SOCW 5395) or (SOCW 5398) must be completed)

Yes, for students that sign a contract and are offered employment at the end of the semester after graduation. A payback period of 8 months is required. Employment is extended to those who, successfully complete all classroom requirements and evaluation of practice skills during field placement in the CPS or CBC Training Academy.