The Title IV-E Child Welfare
Training Program represents a partnership between the Lewis-Clark School of
Social Work and the Idaho Division of Family and Community Services.
It demonstrates a commitment to partner professional education with direct
practice to strengthen the provision of child welfare services within the
state of Idaho.
Link to download Title IV-E program information
Child Welfare Scholar Program provides a stipend to promising BSW and MSW
social work students who are committed to practicing social work in the
field of child welfare. These stipends are funded through Title IV-E
of the Social Security Act. The purpose of this program is to recruit
and retain qualified staff in child welfare practice that specializes in the
areas of foster care and adoptions.
receiving stipends must agree to accept employment in Child and Family
Services within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) for a time
period that corresponds with the stipend received. Stipends are
available for both potential and current Health and Welfare employees.
The MSW stipend award is primarily intended to develop advanced skills among
experienced IDHW employees.
accepted into the Child Welfare Scholar Program are placed in public or
private child welfare agencies in Idaho for their field placement and have
access to a variety of child welfare training opportunities and resources.
Currently, there are 3 BSW stipends and 3MSW stipends.
To apply for
the Idaho Child Welfare Scholar Program at Lewis-Clark State College,
students must be accepted into the BSW program through the School of Social
into the BSW program at Lewis-Clark State College
a desire to pursue a career in child welfare or be a full-time employee
with IDHW for one continuous year.
to the educational requirements of the Lewis-Clark State College
field placement in an approved child welfare setting
to work for the Idaho Division of Child and Family Services for a
designated period of time after graduation to complete the requirements
of the scholars program
fully that the stipend must be repaid if program commitments are not met