Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Child Welfare Traineeship

CHILD WELFARE TRAINEESHIP SPECIALIZATION PROGRAM

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

Goals of the Specialization

To recruit and assist students in pursuit and completion of a Bachelor of Social Work degree with the focus on building a diverse workforce, particularly Native Americans, to assist in addressing workforce and child placement disproportionality in child welfare

Candidate Eligibility

  • Students must have 60 undergraduate coursework hours completed
  • Student must have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5
  • Student may be enrolled in full-time or part-time social work studies
  • Social Work majors only

Obligation

  • Complete 11 hours of child welfare elective courses
  • Complete 450 hours of practicum in a tribal or state child welfare setting

Approved Elective Courses for Specialization

  • Youth Offenders
  • Family & Child Welfare Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Social Work with Substance Abuse
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Social Work With Adolescence
  • Evidence Informed Practice
  • Adoption & Social Work
  • Indian Child Welfare
  • Leadership & Supervision
  • Independent Studies
  • Foster Care

Contact Information:

Dr. Virginia Whitekiller, PI, (918) 444-3517, longvs@nsuok.edu

Dr. Toni Hail, Curriculum Coordinator, (918) 444-3533, hail@nsuok.edu