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Title IV-E Child Welfare Partnership

The Title IV-E Child Welfare Partnership

The Title IV-E Child Welfare Partnership (CWP) is a partnership between the School of Social Work at Texas State University and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). The primary goals of the program are to:

1) Increase the qualifications and numbers of BSW and MSW graduates who enter public child welfare practice; and
2) Enhance the knowledge and skills of selected DFPS employees through graduate social work education.

Title IV-E training is focused on the most current theories and techniques associated with foster care management, permanency planning, placement, and case management in a multicultural society. Funding for the program is provided through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.

The CWP Program provides training and stipends to two different kinds of students: 1) current social work students who are interested in working in child welfare after graduation, and 2) current CPS employees who are interested in pursuing their MSW degree while working at CPS.

For more information about the program, please contact

Martha Wildberger, LCSW
Director, Title IV-E Child Welfare Partnership
School of Social Work -Texas State University