The UCLA Department of Social Welfare’s Center on Child Welfare (UCLA/CCW) is a member of the Inter‑University Consortium (IUC) Training Project a unique partnership between the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the graduate programs of social work/social welfare at California State University Long Beach, California State University Los Angeles, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and California State University Northridge. The overall goal of this collaborative project is to increase the professional skills and knowledge of Los Angeles County public child welfare managers, supervisors and social workers through in-service training and to recruit and prepare MSW interns for children’s social work at DCFS, enabling DCFS to increase its employee pool of MSW level social workers.
DCFS through its contract with the UCLA/CCW provides one-year stipends ($18,500) and specialized training to up to sixteen (16) MSW students enrolled in the UCLA Department of Social Welfare. Recipients of the stipend must intern for one year in one of two UCLA/DCFS field education intern units that are sites for practice innovations designed to enhance DCFS’s capacity to increase the positive outcomes of permanency, safety and well being for children, youth and families receiving services from DCFS. Upon graduation, students are required to work for one year as a children’s social worker in the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
Students must complete a written IUC stipend application form which includes and essay and also participate in a face to face interview with designated UCLA Field Faculty and a DCFS staff Field Instructor.
Students selected for this stipend will also complete a specialized curriculum and a field placement focusing on public child welfare. This specialized curriculum prepares the intern for working in a public child welfare setting.
For further information and application requirements, contact Michelle Talley, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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