The Child Welfare Education Collaboration (CWEC) is a partnership between the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Child Protective Services that links social work education and public child welfare. CWEC is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, federal title IV-E, and cost sharing by The University of Texas at Austin.
The School of Social Work’s CWEC training project began in September 1999, with federal funds administered by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The goal of this program is to provide a needed pool of trained social workers for work in Child Protective Services (CPS) and to assist students interested in careers in child welfare with financial support to cover educational expenses.
Learn more about CWEC support for social work students and for CPS employees.