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The Hawaii Child Welfare Education Collaboration (HCWEC) Application is Now Live!

Manoa-based and distance education MSW students entering their final (specialization/advanced standing) year of their graduate program are eligible to apply for HCWEC.  Full-time HCWEC scholars receive $18,000 per year and part-time distance education or part-time CWS employed scholars receive $14,000 per year.  Scholars commit to a 2-year post graduation employment when receiving one year of stipend. The HCWEC project is contingent on funding from the Department of Human Services, which is to be confirmed prior to the Fall semester.  Students should contact their financial aid officer to discuss how the stipend may impact their financial aid package.

 

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 HCWEC Requirements

  1. Must be accepted into the MSW program @UH SSW
  2. Must be in specialized year, or advanced standing.
  3. Must commit to post-graduate employment with the State of Hawai’i, Department of Human Services, Social Services Division, Child Welfare Services.
  4. Must be in the Child & Family specialization.
  5. Must agree to practicum placement at Child Welfare Services during their specialization year.
  6. Must agree to required curriculum in specialization year.
  7. Must commit to 675 hours of practicum.
  8. Must have a driver’s license.

New Deadline​: Friday, May 1st, 2020

 

HCWEC Student Application Process:

  1. Complete the HCWEC Student Application form (signature required at the end of the document)
  2. Provide two (2) letters of reference. See the letter of reference form for specific instructions
  3. Provide a resume, and a 1 page letter of intent stating why you would like to be a part of the HCWEC Project
  4. Send completed student application form, resume, letter of intent, and letters of reference (along with completed letter of reference form) to hcwec@hawaii.edu
  5. For inquiries, please contact the HCWEC project coordinator, David Nisthal, at dnisthal@hawaii.edu

COURSE REQUIREMENTS –

2nd Year Child & Family Specialization Scholars

​Fall

  • SW717 Social Work Practice with Children & Families
  • SW790 4-credit Practicum at Child Welfare Services
  • SW741 Review of Research or Independent Research Project (SW743/744 or SW746 Individual or Group Research)


​Spring

  • SW718 Seminar in Social Work Practice with Children & Families
  • SW791 5-credit Field & Field Integration Seminar
  • SW797 Social Welfare Policy


Required Electives

  • SW672 Child Welfare as a field of Social Work (offered Fall 2018)
  • SW680 Introduction to Forensic Social Work or SW680 Inside the DSM or SW663 Treatment of Chemical Dependency or LAW 590 R Child Welfare Clinic or SW737 Social Work & the Law

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS –

Advanced Standing Child & Family Specialization Scholars

Fall

  • SW650 Research Designs and Data Analyses for the Evaluation of Practice Effectiveness
  • SW717 Social Work Practice with Children & Families
  • SW790 Second Year Practicum & Field Integration Seminar (5 credits)
  • Mandatory Elective


Spring

  • SW718 Seminar in Social Work Practice with Children & Families
  • SW797 Social Welfare Policy
  • SW741 Review of Research or Independent Research Project or SW746 Individual or Group Research
  • SW791 Second Year Practicum & Field Integration Seminar (4 credits)
  • Mandatory Elective


Required Electives

  • SW672 Child Welfare as a field of Social Work (offered Fall 2018)
  • SW680 Introduction to Forensic Social Work or SW680 Inside the DSM or SW663 Treatment of Chemical Dependency or LAW 590 R Child Welfare Clinic or SW737 Social Work & the Law

HCWEC Brochure 2019-2020