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About Title IV-E

The Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program is a federally funded initiative which:

  • Supports partnership programs designed to prepare social work students for careers in the child welfare profession and to develop the skills of current workers (through the stipend program);
  • Provides for the direct financial assistance (stipends) to social work students (federally funded);
  • Provides for the curriculum development materials including books, journals, periodicals, videotapes, (TWU Title IV-E Resource Library), conferences, etc.;
  • Supports the development of Title IV-E Child Welfare agency/university partnerships;
  • Funds short and long-term training programs for current and prospective child welfare staff, foster/adoptive parents, and child advocates;
  • Provides for the funding for outreach and recruitment of the Bachelor of Social Work workforce.

For More Info...

For more information about the Title IV-E Training Program, please contact:

Michele Bland, MSSW, LMSW
Associate Grant PRogram Director/Instructor

Office: OMB 200D
Phone: 940-898-2075

Title IV-E Resources

page updated 1/11/2017 10:49 AM

Course Rotation Schedule (pdf)

Student Association for Social Work (SASW) is for students who have started in the Social Work program. One of the duties of the organization is to maintain the TWU Food Pantry on campus, as well as assist with other events like the Wagon Walk and Kinship Fair.

Phi Alpha is the national honor society for Social Work majors and has an active chapter at TWU.

Child Abuse Prevention Society (CAPS) is a very active student organization for all students and it provides information on preventing child abuse and is a sponsor of Child Abuse Awareness Week on the TWU campus. Email CAPS at

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