Title IV-E Project

Child Welfare Educational Tuition Partnership

In order to promote professional education for child welfare workers, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services/Division for Children, Youth and Families (NH-DCYF) and the UNH Department of Social Work are collaborating to offer Social Work students an opportunity to focus their education and future employment in the area of Child Welfare. The Child Welfare Educational Tuition Partnership, Title IV-E Project, seeks to:

  • Equip selected BSW and MSW students with knowledge, skills, values, and cultural/ethnic competency to become effective public child welfare workers in New Hampshire,
  • Increase the number of BSW and MSW graduates employed by the Division for Children, Youth and Families,
  • Develop curriculum and training resources to support the practice of New Hampshire Child Protective workers.

Benefits to students include:

  • Full in-state tuition
  • A stipend of  $2500 (MSW and BSW)
  • Access to Child Welfare training and resources
  • Employment opportunities with DCYF

Interested students will need to:

  • Provide three letters of recommendation,
  • Provide a 3-4 page essay describing their experiences, motivation, and career plans related to Child Protection,
  • Be available to be interviewed by the Child Welfare Grant Committee.

Immediately following graduation, students are required to work for two years at NH-DCYF for each year that they are funded by the Title IV-E project. The employment site will be determined by NH-DCYF. DCYF employees are eligible to apply. Interested applicants should contact Christie Davis at christie.davis@unh.edu or (603) 862-2704.

Applications are due March 1st.

Application for Title IV-E Program