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ERIC Number: EJ1078045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
NCWWI Tribal Traineeship Programs: Promoting Diversity in the Child Welfare Workforce
Cross, Suzanne L.; Drywater-Whitekiller, Virginia; Holder, Lea Ann; Norris, Debra; Caringi, James; Trautman, Ashley
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 suppl 2 pS225-S238 2015
Twelve universities and one American Indian (AI) tribal college were selected for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute's 5-year stipend traineeship program. These tribal traineeships were designed to provide social work child welfare education for tribal and nontribal students. Twenty-two AI students and 58 nontribal students completed a bachelor or master's of social work degree. The students' field placements were in tribal agencies or public agencies that served a segment of the AI population. These programs were enhanced through the use of valuable relationships (i.e., partnerships, mentorships, allies), and cultural competence was a key aspect of the students' education. The students' education was enriched with a specific child welfare curriculum, cultural teachings, tribal traineeship collaborations, and tribal community events.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; Montana; Oklahoma; Oregon; South Dakota