NCWWI Child Welfare Traineeships: Promising Approaches & Strategies.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
Published: October, 2012
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
School of Social Welfare The University at Albany SUNY 301 Richardson Hall 135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Drawn from twelve traineeship programs supported by the federally funded National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, this report summarizes promising approaches and strategies for supporting professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners. Collectively these 12 traineeship programs have put forth a range of innovative strategies and approaches to develop or enhance pathways from social work education in the university setting to social work practice in the field and a career commitment to child welfare work. This document provides descriptions of these innovative approaches and strategies in a number of areas, including: leadership, cultural and linguistic competence, family engagement, student recruitment, selection, and support, university-agency collaboration, working students, transition to work, and American Indian students. The report concludes with a list of traineeship contacts for each of the 12 grantees.
SOCIAL WORKERS; PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL; SCHOOLS OF SOCIAL WORK; CHILD WELFARE TRAINING; PROFESSIONAL TRAINING; CHILD WELFARE WORKERS; EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS; Staff recruitment; CULTURAL COMPETENCY; PARENT ENGAGEMENT; LEADERSHIP; UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS; Native Americans