Southern University Baton Rouge
The Child Welfare Title IV-E Program
The Department of Children and Family Services shall provide for the public child welfare functions of the state, including but not limited to child protective services; making permanent plans for foster children and meeting their daily maintenance needs of food, shelter, clothing, medical services, school supplies, and incidental personal needs; and adoption placement services for foster children available for adoption.
The Title IV-E DCFS/University Partnership is a collaborative project between universities and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
The project’s goals are:
- Graduate students prepared incompetent child welfare practice;
- Attract and retain potential employees in public child welfare;
- Educate and retain competent DCFS employees;
- Focus on services for multi-problem families;
- Philosophy of family focused and child-centered intervention;
- Promote collaborative efforts between Louisiana’s universities schools and departments of social work and DCFS.
The Title IV-E project awards stipends to eligible students attending participating universities demonstrating a genuine interest in a career in child welfare. In exchange for a stipend award, the student will be expected to fulfill a one-year employment agreement with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. The stipend award is usually $5000 for undergraduate program participants and $7000 for graduate program participants.
For more info, contact:
SUBR Department of Social Work
Suite 306, R.G. Higgins
Southern University Branch
P.O. Box 9243
Baton Rouge, LA 70813-2042
Demetria H. McJulien, Chair