National-IV-E Website

Title IV-E Child Welfare Agency/ University Partnerships Website

Title IV-E Child Welfare Agency/ University Partnerships have been developed around the country to develop programs in social work education which prepare undergraduate and graduate students for work in public child welfare, as well as to provide high quality in-service training to practitioners in public child welfare agencies. In addition, such partnerships provide training for foster and adoptive families as well, such as the one facilitated at the University System of New Hampshire. These partnerships have been formed to guide the use of Title IV-E funds in creative ways that bear the intent of the federal legislation while meeting the unique needs of each state. In some states, multi-university consortia have been developed to achieve these goals. Partnerships across the country have been developing ways to collaborate and share information. This includes the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Child Welfare Symposium, chaired by Alberta Ellett at the University of Georgia, and the IV-E Partners List Serve facilitated by them as well. This website, maintained by the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work  is another vehicle for information sharing among the growing network of Child Welfare Agency/University Partnerships, including current research projects, child welfare curricula, journal articles and papers, funding announcements, and a database of partnership characteristics. To request that your materials be posted on this website, please email Crystal Collins-Camargo or Monit Cheung.