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The Indiana University School of Social Work works in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Child Services to better protect children at risk of abuse and neglect. A key to this collaboration is the creation of the Child Welfare Education and Training Partnership.

The Partnership is designed to provide high quality social work education and statewide training for public child welfare employees.
It provides BSW students with preparation for employment as a Family Case Manager; it allows DCS employees to enroll in the School’s part-time MSW Program; and it provides state-of-the-art training to current DCS employees. This partnership is recognized nationally for its success and for its joint collaborative operation. Due to these efforts, Indiana is now seen as a model for the provision of public services that support children and families.