Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program

 A title IV-E partnership between the University of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

         


***APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 1st***


**MANDATORY CW ORIENTATION**
Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
OKDHS Training Center, 1200 W. Rock Creek Rd., Norman, OK


*INTERVIEWS*
OU Norman Interviews - Friday, May 16, 2014
OU Tulsa Interviews - Friday, May 16, 2014


 

 

 

 

The CWPEP Enhances and Supports Oklahoma’s Public Child Welfare Workforce by:

  • Recruiting qualified BSW and MSW students into public child welfare practice
  • Providing MSW opportunities to current Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) employees currently working or willing to work in child welfare(Application information for OKDHS employees)
  • Providing mandatory Child Welfare related electives and practicum opportunities to participants
  • Providing selected CWPEP participants with financial support based on in-state tuition, books & fees in return for a specific employment obligation in a Child Welfare position with OKDHS or a Tribe with which OKDHS has a Tribal/State Agreement.

OU Stipend Amounts

  • BSW  =  $9894/academic year
  • MSW = $11,730/academic year
  • For MSW part time students & for OKDHS & tribal employees, payment of in-state tuition, fees & books is paid directly to the University of Oklahoma ~ no stipend payments are made to the student

          Note: This is not a financial aid program


Employment Obligation:
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must complete CWPEP application and provide all supporting documents.
  • Admitted to the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work BSW or MSW program on either the Norman or Tulsa campus. 
  • Demonstrate an interest in a career in public child welfare through application, interviews, written essay and references and attend a CW orientation presented by OKDHS. 
  • Sign a legally binding contract obligating the student to work for OKDHS/Tribe upon graduation. 
  • Oklahoma residents - provide a background check from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, including Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry, Mary Rippy Violent Offender Registry, and a driving records check obtained through a local tag agency.
  • Out-of-state students - provide criminal background and driving records checks from current state of residence. 
  • Must be a citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States. 
  • If you are an OKDHS employee, click here.


Contact information

OU Norman Campus:     Linda Smith linda.smith@ou.edu (405) 325-7174
                                  Elaine Waters ewaters@ou.edu (405) 325-1407
OU Tulsa Campus:        Mary Grissom mgrissom@ou.edu (918) 660-3351
OKDHS Employees:      Guy Willis guy.willis@okdhs.org (405) 325-1902 


 

CWPEP Programs for BSW Students at Other Universities Statewide:

East Central University: jaburke@ecok.edu
Oral Roberts University: lendicott@oru.edu
Northwestern Oklahoma State University: kdrehder@nwosu.edu