The University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF), is a federally funded program and partnership between County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Families and six Masters of Social Work programs in Los Angeles, including UCLA, under the IV-E provision of the Social Security Act, with the goal of improving the professional preparation of public child welfare agencies.  UCLA provides a number of stipends annually to full time MSW students interested in public child welfare, who then agree to work for Los Angeles DCFS for at least one year upon graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions about the UCLA UCCF Program (coming soon)

Child and Family Placements (coming soon)

Recent Graduates of the Program (coming soon)

Clinical Speaker Series (coming soon)

All UCLA Faculty are involved in the training of UCCF students. The program provides a quality experience in public child welfare as part of the overall Masters of Social Work degree, with particular emphasis in course work in the second year of study.

UCCF at UCLA is led by:

Maria Lourdes Brown, Executive Director, mlbrown@luskin.ucla.edu

Todd Franke, Ph.D., Principal Investigator and Department Chair, tfranke@ucla.edu

Michelle Talley, MSW/LCSW, Consultant/Liaison, talley@luskin.ucla.edu

Gerardo (Gerry) P. Laviña, LCSW, Field Director, glavina@ucla.edu