California State University Long Beach
School of Social Work
University Consortium for Children and Families
The University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF) is a specialized training program in public child welfare available in the MSW program. The University Consortium for Children and Families Training Project is a collaborative endeavor between the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the graduate programs of social work at CSULB, UCLA, USC, CSULA, CSUN and CSUDH.
The overall goal of this collaborative project is to increase the professional skills and knowledge of Los Angeles County public child welfare workers. The UCCF Training Project at CSULB is designed to prepare social work student interns in the most innovative and current programs at designated DCFS Regional Offices.
The stipends are available for one year for 2nd year field students enrolled in the 2-year or 3-year MSW program. Students who work at DCFS or are currently (or have been) CalSWEC students are not eligible. Interested candidates must complete an application process.
Requirements for University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF)
Students accepted into the program must:
• Sign a contract to secure full-time employment with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for one year post graduation but are expected to remain in public child welfare employment for longer than this minimum period
• Have a valid driver's license, current automobile insurance, and secure the use of a car as required by fieldwork
• Complete pre-screening for county employment including Livescan and DCFS physical and psychological examinations
• Successfully complete one year of fieldwork in the UCCF/DCFS placement
• Complete designated specialized training seminars
• Successfully complete the child welfare elective
• Successfully complete the Master’s Thesis/Project with focus on child welfare population, issue, area or service delivery system.
• Maintain a "B" (3.0) average
• Complete and graduate from the MSW Program in the Children, Youth and Families concentration within the required timelines established for each program model
Students are responsible for payback of the stipend if they are unable to successfully complete any of the requirements of the program.
Application Deadline: Monday, January 29, 2016.
Dr. Venetta Campbell
UCCF Intern Program Coordinator
CSULB School of Social Work
Application Deadline: Monday, January 29, 2016