Junior receives Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program stipend

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Junior receives Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program stipend

November 4, 2015

 McFadden Chasity McFadden

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work is proud to announce Waukomis junior Chasity McFadden as the new stipend recipient of the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) for the 2016 spring semester.

McFadden currently is majoring in social work with a minor in sociology.

CWPEP provides funds for students who plan careers in child welfare services in Oklahoma. The stipends are awarded to full-time students majoring in social work and provide money toward educational expenses to participating students. Students who receive the stipends complete educational internships in child welfare agencies within the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). Upon graduation, students are assured employment in the participating DHS programs.

“I plan to use my degree and work at Department of Human Services,” McFadden said. “I have always wanted to help people, so I based my decision on that dream.”

CWPEP is a Title IV-E partnership between the University of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Council, and Social Work Education (CSWE) in accredited social work programs in Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma manages the child welfare consortium. Other partners along with Northwestern include East Central University and Oral Roberts University.

Funding for the educational program is provided by Title IV-E of the social security act, called the Child Welfare Training program.

The CWPEP program at Northwestern is administered by Dr. Kylene Rehder, social work department chair.For more information about Northwestern’s social work program, contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 orkdrehder@nwosu.edu.