Welcome to the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project
The BSW Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project (CWTP) at NAU is a
collaborative effort between the Northern Arizona University Social Work
Program and the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS). The NAU BSW Child
Welfare Training Project is directed by Principal Investigator, Dr. Natalie
“The mission of the
CWTP is to prepare social work students to be effective and competent child
welfare specialists who are able to promote the well-being of the children and
families involved in the public child welfare system”
The goal of the project is to recruit and train bachelor's
level social workers to be competent Child Protective Service Professionals. Bachelor
of social work students will receive payment of their in-state tuition and
mandatory social work program fees for their junior and/or senior years in the
NAU BSW program. In exchange, students contractually agree to work full-time in
Arizona's DCS upon graduation. The work commitment is between one and two
years, depending on the level of tuition assistance received. The tuition
assistance represents an investment in the DCS workforce and in the vulnerable
families of Arizona.
For more information about the program, contact Chris Keefe.
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The NAU Child Welfare Training Project is a collaborative effort between the Northern Arizona University Social Work Program and the Arizona Department of Child Safety. The funds are provided by the Child Welfare Field Education and Student Support Project, a Title IV-E grant.