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.