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Discussion explores intersection of developmental disabilities, child welfare

VCU’s Child Welfare Stipend Program and Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Va-LEND) presented a panel discussion, Developmental Disability and Child Welfare: What Do You Need to Know?, on May 24, 2022. The discussion focused on the ABCs of development disability and what child welfare workers need to know when working with children and caregivers […]

Child Welfare Stipend Program: Meet our 15 upcoming graduates

The Title IV Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU continues to serve as a pipeline for developing talented graduates and future leaders in the field of public child welfare – and 15 more School of Social Work students are set to to join the field later this year. The CWSP provides students with specialized training […]

Thinking about a career in child welfare? Social work alumni separate fact from fiction

The VCU School of Social Work has been a leader in developing future social workers who go on to work in Department of Social Services settings, and part of that leadership has included taking a critical look at areas where the public welfare system needs to evolve – and also where the school’s educational practices […]

Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU: A strong social work legacy supporting the commonwealth

As a newly minted VCU M.S.W. graduate in 2003, Danika Briggs signed on for 18 months with a local Virginia Department of Social Services office. Now, nearly 19 years later, she’s still with DSS, currently assistant director for family services with the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services.  Briggs, a licensed clinical social worker, is […]

Discussion explores best foster care practices for engaging youth identifying as LGBTQ+

The VCU School of Social Work and its Child Welfare Stipend Program hosted a panel discussion, Fostering Truth: A Conversation About Best Practices in Working with and Engaging Youth in Foster Care who Identify as LGBTQ+, on April 28, 2021. The panel session, available for viewing through the YouTube archive above, featured: Mikaela Doench, M.S.W. […]

Discussion explores role of social work education in regard to systemic racism, equity in child welfare

The VCU School of Social Work and its Child Welfare Stipend Program hosted a panel discussion, Systemic Racism and Equity in Child Welfare: The Role of Social Work Education in Perpetuating and Challenging Inequities, on March 24, 2021. See the November 2020 panel on Systemic Racism, Disproportionality, and Equity in Child Welfare: Our History and […]

Discussion explores systemic racism, disproportionality, equity in child welfare

The VCU School of Social Work and its Child Welfare Stipend Program hosted a panel discussion, Systemic Racism, Disproportionality, and Equity in Child Welfare: Our History and Where to Focus Our Change Efforts? Nov. 10, 2020. See the March 2021 panel Systemic Racism and Equity in Child Welfare: The Role of Social Work Education in […]

Child Welfare Stipend Program: Congrats to 11 new graduates!

The Child Welfare Stipend Program (CWSP) at the VCU School of Social Work is, quite literally, a force for good. More specifically, it’s a pipeline to a statewide workforce that is doing good. With 11 master’s students in the program graduating May 8, VCU has produced 25 graduates over three years in its partnership with […]

Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU

After a 7-year-long hiatus, the Child Welfare Education and Support Program is back at Virginia Commonwealth University under a new name: the Child Welfare Stipend Program.