Title IV-E MSW Child Welfare Training Project

The California Social Work Education Center’s (CalSWEC) Title IV-E Stipend Program is intended to increase the number of specially trained social workers in public and Tribal child welfare agencies serving California’s must vulnerable children and families. The CalSWEC Program offers financial and educational support to Master of Social Work students who are interested in or are already working the field of child welfare, in exchange for a post-graduation employment obligation in a public or Tribal child welfare setting in the state of California.

There are two MSW CalSWEC Programs at Humboldt State University:

Full-Time Program: (for students who are not yet employed with a public child welfare agency)

  • An $18,500 per year stipend during both years of the MSW program.
  • The first-year field placement can be in an agency that works with child welfare or clients who may be involved in the system, such as a private-non-profit social services agency, a public health agency, a family resource center, a behavioral health agency, or a school.  The student’s caseload must consist of IV-E eligible clients.
  • The final year field placement must be in a California public or Tribal Child Welfare agency engaged in direct service, such as a county public child welfare agency, a Tribal agency providing social services, or the California Department of Social Services Adoptions Unit. The student’s caseload must consist of IV-E eligible clients.
  • The student must take an additional 1.5 unit Child Welfare Seminar course each semester during their senior year.
  • The student must complete a one-year employment obligation after graduation at a public or Tribal Child Welfare agency in the state of California for each year that they receive the stipend.
  • Students must be enrolled as Social Work majors at Humboldt State to apply for the program.
  • The number of stipends is limited. Applications must demonstrate commitment to public/Tribal child welfare.
  • A competitive panel interview process will be held that includes HSU staff, faculty, and representatives from local public and Tribal child welfare agencies, to choose program participants. 

Part-Time/Employment-Based Program: (for students who are already employed with a public or Tribal child welfare agency)

  • Up to $14,164 reimbursement per year for up to three years for tuition, fees, books, and travel.
  • Student must be a current employee of a qualifying public or Tribal Child Welfare Agency in the state of California, and must have a letter of support signed by the Director of their employing agency.
  • The student must take an additional 1.5-unit Child Welfare Seminar course each semester during their internship year.
  • The student must intern at their agency of employment, in a role different than in their current position.
  • The student must complete a two-year employment obligation after graduation at their qualifying place of employment.
  • The number of stipends is limited. Humboldt State University’s priority region is the Superior Counties of California.
  • Applicant will be required to meet with HSU CalSWEC Title IV-E Project Coordinator and their supervisor and/or director before being offered a stipend spot in the program.

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For questions or for more information, please contact:
Julie Simpson - LCSW, PPSC
Child Welfare Training Project Coordinator
Email: Julie.Simpson@humboldt.edu
Phone: 707.826.4458
Office: Behavioral and Social Sciences 513