Held on April 12, 2010, this webinar describes different states’ experiences in integrating existing child welfare competencies into social work education in both BSW and MSW programs. The process of working with state child welfare agencies to identify and prioritize competencies as well as working within schools of social work, both individually and with programs across a state, will be discussed. Additionally, one state’s experience in utilizing a qualitative approach in the design and development of leadership competencies within a culturally responsive framework will be articulated.
More specifically, Barb Pierce-Cruise, MSW, ACSW from Northwestern State University in Louisiana will discuss her experience with the development of BSW competencies for all BSW schools of social work across the state. Dr. Alan Distaff will illustrate how the process of integrating state-identified competencies in the MSW curriculum was achieved by the University of Illinois at Chicago in their program designed to prepare students for social work practice, highlighting the subsequent demand by agencies for these students. Dr. Richard Hunter of Portland State University will describe how culturally responsive leadership competencies are being tested for integration into the curriculum in both coursework and the field.