In March 2019, The Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in partnership with Georgia State University (GSU) and the University of Georgia (UGA) Schools of Social Work was selected as one of eight Workforce Excellence sites across the U.S. to participate in the NCWWI Agency-University Partnership Program over the next four years(2019-2023). The program aims to improve child welfare outcomes by developing leadership across all levels of the child welfare workforce.
The GSU SSW is currently recruiting MSW students in both full and part-time programs. This is a competitive program and more applicants will apply than will be accepted. This summer we will be selecting 4 full-time and 5 part-time MSW students for our first cohort to begin in the fall for the 2019-2020 AY.
How is the Program Different from the GSU Title IV-E Education and Training Program?
The Title IV-E program is similar to the NCWWI program. Students have their tuition and fees paid for and they are provided with a stipend each semester in exchange for “time for time” employment payback with DFCS following graduation. Both programs are focused on cultivating a competent, stable child welfare workforce. However, NCWWI places on emphasis on leadership, workforce development, and organizational change.
The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) works with state, county, and tribal child welfare agencies to transform their child welfare workforce through an agency-university partnership to build and enhance healthy organizations that support a strong workforce and promote positive outcomes for children and families.
Program Faculty and Staff
Program Director/Principal Investigator
GSU School Program
Robin M. Hartinger-Saunders, Ph.D.
Ms. Debra Klausner, LCSW
Administrative Specialist, Admin.
Ms. Simone Robinson
For more general information on the program e-mail: socialworkIVE@gsu.edu