The Public Child Welfare Training Program is designed to educate and train graduate and undergraduate-level social work students to prepare them for employment as practitioners in public child welfare. The goals of the program are to strengthen Wisconsin's public child welfare workforce and to produce social work leaders as public child welfare practitioners and/or as public child welfare supervisors or managers. The Training Program operates with federal funds made available through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, which provides specified financial support for students committed to a career in public child welfare.
The Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Training Program is for full-time and part-time MSW students and full-time BSW students. All programs are offered at UW-Madison, with the part-time MSW program offered at both UW-Madison and UW-Eau Claire. Individual student preparation and academic background determine the time in all programs. Applicants to the traineeship must hold U.S. citizenship or have permanent residence status at the time of application. All programs have slightly different characteristics. Please visit the Traineeship Provisions page for information on the program in which you are interested.
A playlist of videos relating to the Title IV-E Program. Visit the School of Social Work's YouTube page for more videos!