MSW Child Welfare Stipend
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Social Work Professional Programs participates in the Child Welfare Education Program (CWEP) offered through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The Child Welfare Education Program provides grant-funded educational support to Social Work students preparing for employment and advancing to leadership positions in the field of public and tribal child welfare.
Public and tribal child welfare agencies in Northeast Wisconsin need a well-prepared workforce to insure the safety, permanence and well-being of our region’s most vulnerable children. Through courses and field work, UW Green Bay’s CWEP prepares professional social workers to serve these children, families, communities, and agencies.
The Child Welfare Education Program (CWEP) has two primary goals:
- To prepare graduate social work students for employment in regional public or tribal agencies that provide child welfare services, and;
- To prepare current employees of these agencies for specialized practice and leadership in the field of public or tribal child welfare.
Toward this end, the program combines specialized child welfare coursework with a supervised field practicum in a public or tribal child welfare agency in NE Wisconsin. Students accepted into the program are awarded a yearly in-state tuition stipend, paid at the start of each semester. Program participation requires a commitment by the student to work in a public or tribal child welfare agency upon graduation.
All students are invited to apply for the child welfare stipend program upon acceptance into the MSW Program. Interested students are invited to contact the Child Welfare Coordinator, Heather Lawrence, MSW at (920) 465-2346 or email@example.com to obtain more information about the stipend program and the field of public child welfare.