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USU Department of Social Work
2021-2022 Eligibility Requirements for the Title IV-E Child Welfare Traineeship Program

  • Senior in BSW program
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Social Work Program GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Practicum Placement in a Child Welfare related agency
      • Division of Child and Family Services
      • Division of Juvenile Justice Services
      • The Family Place
      • Guardian Ad Litem
      • Other Family Support-type agency
  • Take two Child Welfare Electives:
    • Department of Social Work
      • SW 3350 - Child Welfare
      • SW 4900 - Topical Issue Seminar - Forensic Child Welfare
      • SW 3250 - Social Work and Substance Abuse
      • SW 3360 - Adolescents: Theories, Problems, and Issues
      • SW 3450 - School Social Work
    • Department of Human Development and Family Studies
      • HDFS 2660 - Parenting and Child Guidance
      • HDFS 3100 - Abuse and Neglect in Family Context
      • HDFS 3210 - Families and Cultural Diversity
      • HDFS 4220 - FAmily Crisis and Interventions
      • HDFS 3500 - Infancy in Childhood
      • HDFS 3570 - Youth and Adolescence
      • HDFS 4230 - FAmily and Social Policy
    • Department of Psychology 
      • PSY 1100 - Life Span Development
      • PSY 3120 - Abuse, Neglect and Psychological Dimensions of Intimate Violence
    • Department of Sociology and Anthropology
      • CJ 2330 - Juvenile Justice
      • CJ 2360 - Juvenile Law and Procedures
      • CJ 2370 - Child Abuse and Neglect
      • SOC 3410 - Juvenile Delinquency
      • SOC 3420 - Criminology 
  • Post-Graducation
    • Commit to apply for a position within the Utah Department of Human Services located 90 miles or less from your home within 60 days of graduation, including: 
      • The Division of Child and Family Services
      • The Division of Juvenile Justice Services
    • If hired, commiting to work for: 
      • 1 year full-time, or
      • 2 years part-time