Social Work – Child Welfare Undergraduate and Graduate

CWEB is the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates program and is overseen by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of social work. This program is is a result of a partnership between the United States Administration for Children and Families, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators and the fourteen undergraduate CSWE accredited social work programs in Pennsylvania.

The goal of CWEB and CWIL(Graduate Students) is to strengthen the child welfare programs and policies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to retain child welfare employees.

Eligible students for the CWIL program are required to follow the requirements set by the federal, commonwealth, and university policies with a contractual agreement to gain employment in a public child welfare agency in Pennsylvania after successful graduation. Students who enter this program will receive extensive financial assistance from the Commonwealth and grow as a professional in the field.

Students of CWEB/CWIL must complete the following:

The goal of the CWEB program is to strengthen Title IV-E children and family services in Pennsylvania through the promotion of child-welfare focused undergraduate social work education that improve preparedness and retention of public child welfare employees.

  • Child Welfare Coursework
  • Public child welfare agency fieldwork (minimum of 400 hours; maximum of 975)
  • Competency based training (Charting the Course)
  • Any necessary civil service application materials

CWEB/CWIL Students should also:

Begin the civil service process when seeking a county child welfare agency position.

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