Social Work program announces CWPEP Stipend Recipient

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Social Work program announces CWPEP Stipend Recipient

January 24, 2011
 Rehder and Estrada
Ana Estrada (right), pictured with Kylene Rehder (left), is the 2011 Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program stipend recipient. 

The Social Work Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is proud to announce Ana Estrada as the new stipend recipient of the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) for the Spring 2011 semester.

The program 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 $6,786 per year for 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.

CWPEP is a partnership between all Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work programs in Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma manages the child welfare consortium, and the other participants include Northeastern State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 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 Kylene Rehder, Social Work Department chair.

For more information about Northwestern’s social work program, contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or