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     Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI  |  Winter 2014  |  Issue 13

NCWWI Traineeships/University-Agency Partnerships are designed to increase the knowledge and skills of stipend recipients, address the workforce challenges of local child welfare systems, and build the capacity of social work programs to prepare students for positive, culturally competent, and productive careers in child welfare. 


From 2009-2013, the Children's Bureau supported more than 300 students through 12 different BSW, MSW or combined BSW/MSW NCWWI Traineeship programs. Beginning in 2014, 11 new university-agency partnership programs will be selected to carry on the next phase of this work.


We encourage you to explore the resources below to learn more about the impact and lessons learned from these programs, or how your school of social work or child welfare agency can become involved in NCWWI's child welfare workforce and partnership development:

NCWWI Traineeship Legacies & Lessons Learned

The following reports offer the legacies of NCWWI Traineeships - the activities, accomplishments, and initiatives in both curriculum and field, in collaboration with agency partners - as well as recommendations for schools of social work interested in preparing future students for professional child welfare practice:

University Partnerships FAQs & Webinar Recording
Due February 3, 2014, this Request for Proposals (RFP) supports the development of up to 11 University Partnerships between schools (or departments) of social work and state, county, or tribal child welfare agencies in addressing workforce challenges and opportunities. Please find below the updated FAQs and link to the recording of our informational webinar:
NCWWI Traineeship Student Profiles


20 NCWWI Traineeship students from 2009-2013 share their experiences:

Student Profiles

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gary Anderson at or Cheryl Williams-Hecksel at at Michigan State University SSW.




The NCWWI Team


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