The Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Program is a collaboration among Salisbury University, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Maryland Department of Human Services to prepare Master of Social Work (MSW) students for public child welfare practice. Students receive a specialized child welfare field placement in a local Department of Social Services providing social work services to children and families through programs such as Family Preservation, Out-of-Home Placement, Adoption, and Child Protective Services. If the annual funding request is approved, financial stipends will be available.
To be selected for the program, students must meet, at a minimum, the following conditions:
This program is competitive and the number of stipends is limited.
Students who are interested in applying for the Title IV-E program must complete the application form and submit it to the Salisbury University Department of Social Work Field Instruction Office with their field instruction application. Applicants are selected based on their essay, academic record, a writing sample, and an interview with program faculty.
Students who are current employees of the Department of Human Services and approved by their local agency and the Department of Human Services are eligible for consideration for the Title IV-E Program.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE TITLE IV-E PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT:
Jennifer Wright, LCSW-C