The Center provides training, financial support, employment, and career development to UM students.
The Center trains students to understand the needs of high-risk children and their families and to cultivate a set of skills needed to ensure that the immediate and long-term needs of children and their families are adequately addressed. The knowledge and skills students gain from the program will help to create a cadre of well-trained professionals able to assume the professional roles and responsibilities required of a social worker. Key elements of the Center commitment to students:
- Advanced training and preparation
- Financial support -Title IV-E Stipend Program
- Employment obligation
- Career development and support through a practicum experience
What is the Title IV-E Stipend Program
How can I find out what a public child welfare social worker does?
How much funding does the Title IV-E Stipend provide?
Funding varies each year, depending on the State's access to federal matching funds. In the past, we have supported Bachelors of Social Work students with stipends of $7000 per year and graduate students with $15,000 per academic year (two semesters). You must be a second year full time or part-time third year MSW student to be eligible.
Child and Family Services Division Employees are eligible to receive a stipend of $15,000 per academic year for up to two (2) years. CFSD employees must be accepted into the MSW program and have approval of the Regional Administrator to be eligible.
Stipend awards are contingent upon the institution's receipt of Title IV-E funding and students eligibility.