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Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project

The Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project is an educational program that provides advanced training to select students in the final year of the Master of Social Work program who are committed to a career in child welfare.


Traineeships are available only to Jane Addams College of Social Work students enrolled in the Child and Family Concentration. Applications will be accepted from first-year full-time and second-year part-time MSW students and advanced standing students who will begin their final concentration year in the fall.

  • Academic status in good standing
  • Plan to enroll in the Child and Family Concentration for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • A commitment to a career in child welfare

Application Requirements

Download, fill out, and submit the application for advanced standing students.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by February 12, 2016 for current students; May 31, 2016 for advanced standing students.

Program Requirements

Students will participate in an educational program that increases their knowledge and skills in core child welfare competencies and prepares them for effective practice in child welfare settings. The educational program includes a focus on priority areas of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS): systems of care, trauma-informed practice, building protective factors, and addressing the overrepresentation of children of color. Requirements include:

Program Benefits

Completion of this traineeship will prepare you to successfully pass the Illinois Child Welfare Licensing Exam (CWEL), the Child Abuse and Neglect Safety Assessment (CANS) exam, and the Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol (CERAP).

If you have questions please contact:
Faith Johnson Bonecutter, MSW
Associate Dean
JACSW, Office: 4329
Phone: 312/996-3034
E-mail: faithjb@uic.edu