Educational Initiatives

The Children FIRST Institute’s social work professional development activities enhance the services provided to children and families. We offer:

  • The Children FIRST Scholars program, which provides scholarships for ten advanced level MSW students annually.

  • Post-graduate training in the treatment of interpersonal trauma.

  • Post-graduate training in the management of non-profit agencies servicing children and families.

  • Consultation regarding program innovation and development.

  • Continuous quality improvement activities including data collection and analysis.

  • Curriculum development in areas including: children’s mental health, intimate partner violence, children and adolescents in foster care, substance abuse, HIV and serving educational needs of highly mobile families.

  • Conferences and other forums designed to educate professionals about emerging issues in the field.