The Title IV-E Child Welfare Partnership is a statewide collaboration among Arkansas
universities and the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) focused on education
and training to improve child welfare practice.
In 1995, UAM joined in the call to action that stressed the need for reform in the
Arkansas child welfare services. This partnership is between the Division of Children
and Family Services (Area X) and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The partnership
has grown since its inception in 1991 to include nine Arkansas colleges and universities
and all DCFS areas.
The Mission is to provide access for all Arkansas children and families to the services
of social workers and related human service professionals who are equipped with the
education and training necessary to provide a wide range of services to help each
child and family achieve the safety and well-being required for responsible and productive
citizenship. Of special concern is the preparation for professional personnel who
are culturally competent and responsive to the demands, values and needs of public
sector constituents and consumers.
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*This contract enables qualified baccalaureate level students to build and enhance
professional skills in foster care management, resource identifications, juvenile
court proceedings, and case management.
*IV-E stipend recipients receive individualized, specialized training in child welfare,
which includes placement in a supervised field practicum setting in several DCFS Area
X counties (Ashley, Chicot, Desha, & Drew).
*In exchange for a funded internship, the IV-E stipend recipient is required upon
graduation to fulfill a one-year employment contract with the Arkansas Department
of Human Services-Division of Children and Family Services. (NOTE: A IV-E recipient
who fails to complete this obligation is required by law to repay the State of Arkansas)
Stipend recipients after graduation and intensive training, deal with children and
their families, courts, police, medical institutions, and schools, all in the context
of public child welfare and family policy. These IV-E stipend recipients will be
prepared to perform a myriad of tasks in very complex family situations, including:
- Assessing child well-being and safety
- Preparing and delivering court documents and testimony
- Providing case management services
- Referring clients to needed resources
- Developing and monitoring foster care, protective services, and supportive services
- Planning and advocating for effective child welfare policies and programs
Is Child Welfare for You?
The person that makes child welfare a career must be:
- Willing to study and learn a challenging body of knowledge
about children, families, social systems, and public policy
- Sensitive to different cultures and ideas
- Committed to ethical practice
- Passionate about doing challenging work that will make a positive difference in the
lives of children and families.