National Child Welfare Workforce Institute - Learning, Leading Changing



What if you could have a cup of coffee or tea with fellow social work educators and discuss developing or enhancing a partnership with your state, county and tribal child welfare    organizations to better prepare students for child welfare practice?  Well, now you can!


On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 3-4:30 PM ET, come join  

  • Margaret Counts-Spriggs, Clark Atlanta University 
  • Heather Craig-Oldsen, Briarcliff University
  • Joanne Riebschleger, Michigan State University
  • Lyn Slater, Fordham University
  • Virginia Whitekiller, Northeastern State University
  • Debra Linsenmeyer, University of Maryland 
for Traineeship Legacies & Lessons Learned, the second session in our 4-part national webinar mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013). This webinar session will offer a range of insights from experienced social work educators involved in the 2009-2014 NCWWI Traineeships, who will answer questions and provide examples of lessons learned - i.e., what they learned to do and not to do, and when to do it and how - to support best practice approaches for BSW and MSW education of students for child welfare careers. Our panelists will discuss:  
  • Engaging in University-Agency teamwork;
  • Collaborating with tribal child welfare organizations;
  • Examining undergraduate and graduate social work education and child welfare workforce needs;
  • Delivering innovative classroom curricula;
  • Assembling cutting edge field placement models;
  • Effective recruiting methods for finding the "right" students;
  • Discovering and building in critical student supports;
  • Making good use of technology;
  • Tailoring activities to better support Native American students and other diverse students in specific institutional contexts, as well as in urban and rural communities and regions;
  • Taking advantage of NCWWI resources; and,
  • Thinking about the future of social work education and child welfare workforce preparation.

Please contact if you have any questions. Warmly, the NCWWI Team

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