The recruitment and retention of public child welfare professionals is recognized as a national priority. Research and evaluation findings show that a professional social work education can reduce turnover, improve services, and increase the effectiveness of the child welfare system. The Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program is designed to address child welfare workforce development in Pennsylvania. Senior social work majors attending 15 undergraduate universities across the state are eligible to participate.
Hear about the impact of CWEB from a graduate of the program.
Learn more about the impact that social workers in child welfare can have from two national child welfare advocates with lived experience in the foster care system. These animated videos were produced by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
View this realistic job preview from the PA Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families