The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences relaunched its successful Child Welfare Fellows Program in fall 2022. Through the fellowship, a cohort of Ohio’s employees in child-serving organizations will earn scholarships to pursue master’s degrees in social work, focused on child welfare leadership and supervision.
- Join our Intensive Weekend program, designed for working professionals.
- Receive at least 50% off their tuition;
- Participate in programming on topics such as advocacy/policy analysis, targeted assessment questions, analyzing data, drafting reports and more
- Take at least one course on supervision and leadership
- Attend the annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare and participate in the Child Welfare Leadership Institute
- Participate in a capstone project that culminates course learnings and applies it to the field
- Learn from and be mentored by top social work minds
In addition, Fellows who hold an LSW or obtain their LSW by graduation can participate in post-master’s group supervision to earn their LISW. Those who take part in two years of this post-master’s supervision opportunity will have the opportunity for training as a field instructor and be mentored to become an adjunct faculty member at the Mandel School.
Applicants for the fellowship must:
- Be full-time employees at a child-serving organization in Ohio
- Meet admission criteria for the Intensive Weekend Program
- Remain in good standing to remain as a Fellow, maintaining a grade of B or better in each course
- Hold a firm commitment to the child welfare workforce in the state of Ohio
- Complete a Child Welfare Leadership Essay (maximum five pages):
- Define Leadership in Child Welfare
- Outline your history of leadership, both formal and informal in any type of organization
- Explain what the leadership needs in child welfare will be over the next decade
- Describe how the Child Welfare Fellowship will further your leadership skills
- Tell us your leadership plan for three to five years post-graduation