P.E.A.R.L.S. Fellowship Program

The PEARLS program is in its final year and thus no further MSW spots are available.

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice is proud to announce the P.E.A.R.L.S. Fellowship Program: the Program in Mental Health Education Assessment, Recovery, and Leadership for Social Workers thanks to a three-year grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The P.E.A.R.L.S. Fellowship Program will provide specialized training in mental and behavioral health care to MSW students. This training focuses on the recognition, assessment, and treatment responses to mental and behavioral health symptoms manifested by veterans and their families. In collaboration with the P.E.A.R.L.S. Consortium of Veterans Administration, SP2 faculty, and field site instructors, the program will provide participants with advanced, evidence-based clinical training with an emphasis on practice with military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Eligibility criteria for the PEARLS program include: US citizen or permanent resident, must be a 1st Year full-time MSW student who has accepted admission to Penn, and a commitment to working with veterans, military families and children, homeless, and seriously mentally ill over a 2-year academic period.