The Child Welfare Training Program (CWTP) in the Helen Bader School of Social Work works with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare to improve the educational qualifications of its employees. It does so by providing financial assistance to help employees earn degrees in social work. Until now the program has focused on the MSW degree, but a new option, the CWTP-BSW program, supports BSW students as well.
To be eligible, students must
Students admitted to the program will receive the following:
If accepted into program students must
To qualify for graduation, students must meet all other requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Social Work at UWM. Graduation requirements include:
Applicants to the Child Welfare Training Program must be accepted into the Social Work major at the time they apply or during their first semester in the program. This requires that they:
Applications to the major are accepted February 1-March 1 or September 1-October 1 of each year. Applications materials are available from the reception desk on the 11th floor of Enderis Hall or from this website: http://www4.uwm.edu/hbssw/useful_forms.cfm. Be sure to print off the application, volunteer experience documentation and supervisor reference forms.
To apply to the CWTP-BSW, you must submit an application form. In addition, you must have one letter of reference from a college level classroom teacher. Click on the respective hyperlinks to open a copy of the application form or letter of reference form. Applications for the CWTP-BSW must be received by December 5, 2011.
For further information contact:
Mary Heller, Program Assistant
UWM School of Social Welfare
Funding for the CWTP is contingent on the continuation of federal and state funding. Students should always have backup funding plans.