CWEB Informational Video

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.
 

Learn more about working in public child welfare from caseworkers, families, youth, and those who have experienced the child welfare system.  View the videos below for a realistic preview of the work and the impact that child welfare services can have in the lives of families and children.

Thank You for Showing Up  

View this animated video featuring National Child Welfare Advocate, Victor Sims.  This is a shortened version of his 2020 speech at the Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event sponsored by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (https://ncwwi.org/)

Showing Up Makes All The Difference  

View this animated video featuring National Child Welfare Advocate, Courtney Canova, talking about how her social worker made all the difference.  This is a shortened version of Courtney’s 2020 speech at the Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event sponsored by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (https://ncwwi.org/)

The Real Deal  

View this realistic job preview from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families

Families First

View this realistic job preview from the PA Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families