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PROFESSIONAL STATUS INFORMATION MEETING
Thursday, September 11 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Shippen Hall Room 370

Thinking about majoring in Social Work? Join the Social Work Orientation Meetings
Thursday, September 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Friday, October 17 from 2-3 pm
Tuesday, November 4 from 3-4:30 pm
Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
RSVP to Dr. Fisher at eafish@ship.edu. RSVP recommended, but not required.

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    Contact Information

    Department of Social Work & Gerontology
    Shippensburg University
    382 Shippen Hall
    1871 Old Main Drive
    Shippensburg, PA 17257
    (717) 477-1717
    dfjaco@ship.edu  

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     What is CWEB?

    CWEB stands for Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates and its a program administered by the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work.  The CWEB program is a cooperative effort among the  United States Administration for Children and Families, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and fourteen undergraduate social work degree programs in Pennsylvania accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Its goal is to strengthen public child welfare services in Pennsylvania by providing educational opportunities for undergraduate social work majors preparing for employment in one of Pennsylvania's 67 public child welfare agencies. Qualified persons who are enrolled as social work majors in any of the approved schools on either a full-time or part-time basis may receive substantial financial support in return for a contractual obligation to accept employment in a Pennsylvania public child welfare agency following their studies. 

    For more information about how SU participates in the CWEB program, please contact Dr. Michael Lyman, mjlyma@ship.edu.

     What is CWEL?

    CWEL stands for Child Welfare Education for Leadership and this program is also administered by the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work.  The CWEL program is a cooperative effort among the United States Administration for Children and Families, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the Pennsylvania Child and Youth Administrators and eleven accredited schools of social work in Pennsylvania. Its goal is to strengthen public child welfare services in Pennsylvania by providing educational opportunities at the graduate level for public child welfare personnel. Qualified persons who are admitted to any of the approved schools on either a full- or part-time basis may receive substantial financial support in return for a contractual obligation to continue employment with the sponsoring agency following their studies. 

    Any employee of a Pennsylvania county child welfare agency may apply provided the applicant has the prerequisite academic degree from an accredited institution of higher education; has been employed by the same agency for at least one year; has at least satisfactory performance evaluations; and (if applying for full-time study) is granted an educational leave by the employing agency for the purpose of enrolling in the CWEL program. Those who have already started a graduate Social Work program in a CWEL school may also apply, so long as they are in good academic standing and they do not have any outstanding debts to school in which they are enrolled. Persons in default of federal educational loans are ineligible. Caseworkers, supervisors, and administrative personnel are all eligible to participate. 

    For more information about how SU participates in the CWEB program, please contact Dr. Marita Flagler, mnflagler@ship.edu 

    For Additional Information:

    Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)  Information: http://www.socialwork.pitt.edu/research/child-welfare/ 

    Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) Information: http://www.socialwork.pitt.edu/research/child-welfare/cweb.php  

     For CWEB Students:

    Please go to the following link and retrieve the application for County Social Casework Intern (Local Government) to begin the civil service process when you are seeking a position with the county child welfare agencies. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/jobseekers/11372