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Maryland Funds SSW Title IV-E Program for Three Years

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A $6.5-million dollar award from Maryland's Department of Human Services will help support the School's Title IV-E Education Program into 2021.

The Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Program is a partnership between the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Maryland Department of Human Resources to recruit and retain professional social workers as practitioners, supervisors, and administrators in Maryland’s public child welfare workforce. The Title IV-E Program offers a specialized MSW educational experience for current child welfare and prospective child welfare professionals seeking to achieve skill and knowledge competencies in Social Work practice in Child Welfare.


Students participate in faculty led multi-faceted internship programs in local Department of Social Services and work with families and children through:

  • Child Protective Services,

  • Family Preservation,

  • Foster Care,

  • Kinship Care, and

  • Adoption Programs in public child welfare settings

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