Title IV-E Stipend Program

Working to make families strong!

Title IV-E Stipend Program's main goal is to educate and train professionals who will be able to advocate effectively for the needs of minority and disadvantaged children and their families.

Title IV-E Stipend Program is a compentency based program designed to prepare MSW students for a Social Work career in Public Child Welfare Services.

The program offers full time MSW students a monthly stipend and it offers part time students who are currently employed with CPS, to receive reimbursement support for tuition fees & books.

Title IV-E Information Slideshow (Powerpoint) 

California Child Welfare Curriculum Principles

  1. Every child has a right to a permanent home for his or her care and upbringing.
  2. A caring family is the best and least restrictive environment for raising children.
  3. A wide range of parenting practices, varying as a result of ethics, cultural, community, and familial differences, can provide adequate care for children
  4. The goal of child welfare is to promote the health and safety of children and their development toward a positive, productive adulthood.
  5. In the circumstances of danger to a child, the state has a right to intervene in family affairs to protect the child. In such circumstances, the safety of the child takes precedence over the rights of the parents.
  6. Every reasonable effort should be made to preserve and strengthen a child's existing family before an alternative placement is considered.
  7. Services must be available , accessible, timely, and effective.

California Child Welfare Curriculum Competencies

Foundation Competencies (First Year)

  1. Ethnic Sensitive & Multicultural Practice
  2. Core Child Welfare Practices
  3. Human Behavior & the Social Environment
  4. Workplace Management

Advanced Competencies (Second Year)

  1. Culturally Competent
  2. Child Welfare Practice
  3. Advanced Child Welfare Practice
  4. Human Behavior & the Child Welfare Environment
  5. Child Welfare Policy, Planning, & Administration

Required Courses

SW 202
Diverse Populations
3
SW 204 A
Practice
3
SW 204 B
Practice
3
SW 204 C
Advanced Practice
3
SW 204 D
Advanced Practice
3
SW 210
Research
3
SW 213
Public Child Welfare Practice
IV-E required elective
3
SW 235 A
HBSE
3
SW 235 B
HBSE
3
SW 250
Policy
3
SW 251
Advanced Policy
3
SW 258
Advanced Policy-Child and Families
IV-E reguired elective
3
SW 295 A
Field Instruction
3
SW 295 B
Field Instruction
4
SW 295 C
Advanced Field instruction
3
SW 295 D
Advanced Field Instruction
5
SW 500
Thesis/Project
2
SW 500
Thesis/Project
2
Elective
Free Elective
3
Total Units: 60
 

Please Note: Courses are to be followed in the order established by the Sacramento State, Division of Social Work. The above is NOT in sequential order.

For more information about the Title IV-E Stipend Program please
contact Dr. Tracy Kent at
kentt@csus.edu