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 Cawood and Coordinated by Dr. Tiffany Ryan.

“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 contact Dr. Tiffany Ryan at tiffany.ryan@nau.edu or 928-523-2029.