The Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Specialization is open to students in the Full-time (two-year) and Advanced Standing programs. CW2 is open to students in both the clinical and macro concentrations.
To be considered for CW2, students must submit an application. Full-time students submit the application during the spring of their first year in the program. Advanced Standing students submit the application after being accepted to SP2.
Students in the Child Well-Being & Child Welfare Specialization complete a child-focused field placement and during the 2014-2015 academic year take a total of three courses as part of the specialization. The required coursework focuses on child assessment, treatment, and welfare, and also includes an integrative capstone course linking macro to clinical social work practice.
The three required courses are taken during student's Advanced Year of study. In the fall semester, students enroll in SWRK 773: Mental Health Challenges in Childhood and Adolescence, and SWRK 798: Clinical and Macro Child Welfare Practice. In the spring semester, all CW2 students enroll in SWRK 798: Integrative Seminar in Child Welfare.