University Partnership Program

University Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program

The University Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program is designed to prepare our social work students to become child welfare leaders, policy makers, managers and direct service practioners who are capable of critical thinking and promoting best practices and highest-quality service to children, families, and communities.

The program provides coordinated, integrated, and high quality social work education and training, from specialized coursework to field practicums and individualized mentoring. Students will also receive early exposure and networking in the field of child welfare and a “fast-track” to full-time employment opportunities in child welfare upon graduation.

Participants of the program are chosen annually through a competitive application process, BSW and MSW students are encouraged to apply. Upon completion of your social work degree, a commitment to work for at least one year in an Ohio public children service agency and successful hiring at an Ohio public children services agency, the University Partnership Program will reward graduates with an employment incentive of $5000.
(Please note that current employees of an Ohio public children services agency are not eligible) 

Fall Semester: 

  • SW Child Welfare I, 3 credit hours
  • SW Field Seminar for UPP, one credit hour
  • Field placemat in a public children services agency in Ohio

Spring Semester:

  • SW Child Welfare II, 3 credit hours
  • SW Field Seminar for UPP, one credit hour
  • Field placemat in a public children services agency in Ohio 

For information and how to apply, please contact Xan Boone

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Xan Boone

Assistant Professor, CAHS School of Social Work

175 HSB

513-556-2644

Contract training and consulting mostly with the state of Ohio in their child welfare Core training series.  Train Children’s Services caseworkers on the Core knowledge required by the state.  I have also developed my own trainings that are offered to veteran Children’s Services social workers and managers.  Train foster parents on domestic violence and definitions of child abuse and neglect.  Travel around the state to work individually with caseworkers as a mentor/coach and to conduct training.