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University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF)

UCCF/DCFS Stipend Program
UCCF Application (coming soon)
UCCF Brochure

Department of Children and Family Services Training Project
The University Consortium for Children and Families Department of Children and Family Services (UCCF/DCFS) Training Project is a collaborative endeavor between the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and the graduate programs of social work at CSULA, UCLA, USC and CSULB. Through specialized Training Centers located at each university, the Training Project provides in-service training to newly-hired social workers, case-carrying social workers, staff who support case management personnel, management staff, and specialized pre-service for MSW students.

To learn more about the University Consortium for Children and Families and its unique training collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, please visit http://luskin.ucla.edu/content/university-consortium-children-and-families-uccf

Stipends: The Training Project provides a stipend of $18,500 and specialized training at each university to students who are placed at DCFS, receive specialized Child Welfare training as part of their MSW course work, and commit to a year's employment at the department upon graduation.

How to Apply: To be considered for a stipend, you must be admitted to the MSW Program and to the Children, Youth, Women and Families (CYWF) concentration. Complete the Application for Public Child Welfare Stipend Programs included in the acceptance packet and return it with your Letter of Intent to the MSW Admissions Office by May. Selected applicants will be invited to an oral interview conducted by an UCCF/DCFS panel. The UCCF Awards Committee selects recipients. Students are notified in the summer.


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For both CalSWEC and UCCF, you must be able to pass a criminal background check.
If you are unable to successfully complete any of the program requirements, you must repay the stipend.
Admissions: To be considered for a stipend, student must:

For more information about the IUC Stipend Program at CSULA, please contact Lisa Valenzuela, UCCF Coordinator, at 323-343-5008 or by e-mail: Lisa.Valenzuela20@calstatela.edu

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Last Update: 4/1/2014