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MSW SPECIALIZATION

Child Well-Being & Welfare Specialization

The Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Specialization (CW2) educates Master of Social Work (MSW) students to provide clinical and macro social work services in a culturally competent manner to produce positive outcomes for children and families while also ensuring child safety, permanency, and well-being.

The CW2 specialization is designed to integrate clinical and macro social work practice across the field of child welfare, including children’s mental health, child protective services, in-home services, foster care, school adjustment, and medical and social issues. Students receive instruction in evidence-based practice and management strategies in order to develop competency in working with children and youth in a variety of contexts. SP2 is committed to developing highly skilled, trauma-informed child welfare social work practitioners and leaders who are committed to practice, management, and advocacy in a range of children’s services.

CW2 is led by Dr. Johanna Greeson, a member of the SP2 standing faculty with expertise in child welfare.

Contact Us

Johanna K.P. Greeson, PhD, MSS, MLSP

Director, Child Well-Being & Child Welfare Specialization

215 898 7540

jgreeson@upenn.edu