CWEC Call for Training Proposals

The Child Welfare Education Collaboration (CWEC) is a partnership between the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Child Protective Services that links social work education and public child welfare.

The CWEC training project began in 1999, with the goal of this program is to provide a needed pool of trained social workers for work in Child Protective Services (CPS) and to assist students interested in careers in child welfare with financial support to cover educational expenses. The program has expanded with opportunities to offer professional development and training to current CPS workers and the agency’s foster and adoptive parents.  We will be offering more than 25 training opportunities in the Fall of 2020 and Spring/Summer of 2021.

We have two different areas of expertise that we are looking to highlight through these workshops.

Applications for both training proposals are due by Friday, October 16th, 2020.
CPS Worker Professional Development Training Proposals:

Some areas of particular interest from our CPS teams are trainings about:

  • conflict resolution and de-escalation
  • dealing with difficult people
  • drug use and addiction in the community
  • stress, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue
  • learning about significant mental health issues, resources & working with clients
  • effective communication, particularly in multigenerational workplace
  • Institutionalized racism and language
  • working with people who have experienced domestic violence & impacts
  • court testifying & working with law enforcement

Apply Here

Foster & Adoptive Parent Training Proposals:

Some areas of particular interest from our foster and adoptive parents are trainings about:

  • trauma loss & grief
  • working with birth families
  • child behavior in the context of trauma and brain development
  • healthy sexual development
  • connecting with children from different backgrounds

Apply Here