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Child Welfare

The Child Welfare Certificate Program is designed to recruit, develop, and retain a highly competent, ethical, and responsive professional child welfare workforce in Michigan. Child welfare includes the prevention of child abuse and neglect, family preservation, child protective services, out-of-home placement (foster care and residential services), reunification services, and permanency services (such as adoption services). This certificate is endorsed and regulated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which gives certificate recipients preference for employment and waives portions of their initial training requirements. Current or former child welfare workforce employees are not eligible to apply.

Program Components

The Child Welfare Certificate requires satisfactory completion of the following:

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Contact Person

Leisa Fuller, LMSW

MSW Certificate Application