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Field Education

University Partnership Title IV-E Child Welfare Training


  • The program was piloted in 2002 as part of the Child Welfare Workforce Professional Education Program.
  • 14 students are chosen from BSSW seniors, ASAPs and MSW IIs to be part of the UPP program.
  • Students specialize in public child welfare in their elective course work and field placement during the year prior to graduation.
  • The training includes: two child welfare courses, a field seminar in public child welfare, trainings through the Ohio Child Welfare Training Center and a field practicum in an Ohio public children’s services agency.
  • After earning a social work degree, a commitment to work for at least one year in an Ohio public children service agency and successful hiring at an Ohio public children services agency, UPP graduates will receive an employment incentive of $5000.
  • Please note that current employees (caseworkers, supervisor, and administrators) of an Ohio public children services agency are not eligible.

For more information and application materials:

Information Sheet [PDF]
UPP Brochure [PDF]
Application Form [PDF]
Reference Form [PDF]

For further information, please contact Linda Helm, Ph.D, UPP Coordinator, at 614-688-3290 or