The following resources describe consortiums in child welfare, which bring together public and private partners in a collaboration to provide training, education, resources, advocacy, and more. Through consortiums, child welfare agencies offer trainings that address the competence levels of new and experienced child welfare workers.
Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare
The University of Alabama, School of Social Work
Describes the Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare, which works to recruit and enroll students in undergraduate- and graduate-level social work education programs, provide additional education to child welfare workers in the State, and ensure ongoing trainings are provided to the child welfare workforce.
The Child Welfare Training Consortium
Provides training opportunities to child welfare providers across Florida to enhance professional development and leadership skills. Some areas covered in the trainings include organizational needs assessments, implementation of evidence-based practices, inservice training, and team building.
MSW Title IV-E Consortium
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota (2014)
Describes the MSW Title IV-E Consortium in Minnesota, made up of three universities that work together with the goal of creating a statewide network of specialized advanced child welfare workers. The programs emphasize field placements in public or Tribal child welfare, coursework, and training.
Social Work Education Consortium
School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York (2019)
Works to identify and implement programs and activities to promote child welfare training and education and workforce stabilization and professionalization. The consortium is made up of 16 graduate and 28 undergraduate social work programs along with 57 county social service districts in New York.
Consortium for Child Welfare
Offers training workshops on a variety of child welfare-related topics for social workers, counselors, and other direct-service providers in the Washington, DC, area. Trainings are also provided for government agencies and individual child welfare agencies.
UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families
University of California Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs
Aims to improve the professional preparation of the child welfare workforce by providing stipends to full-time master of social work (M.S.W.) students interested in working in public child welfare. The consortium is a partnership between the Los Angeles Department of Children and Families and six M.S.W. programs in the Los Angeles area.
University of Kentucky College of Social Work Training Resource Center
Provides training, technical assistance, and evaluation services to child welfare professionals in Kentucky. The program is part of Kentucky's University Training Consortium, a training and professional development system in the State, which includes eight State universities and several private universities.
What is the Collaborative?
Child Welfare Education Collaborative
Offers social work education to students in North Carolina entering the child welfare workforce. In order to meet the demand for trained workers, the collaborative offers classes in public child welfare practice and training opportunities.