Child Welfare Certificate
A Child Welfare Certificate through the Department of Human Services is available to BSW graduates. Completion of the certificate may allow students to waive certain training requirements for child welfare staff at the Michigan Department of human Services including child protective services, foster care and adoption. The Certificate will also indicate qualifications for employment at private agencies that provide child welfare services such as foster care and adoption. Students are still required to complete a minor within the major. Credits toward meeting either of these, as well as the requirement of two social work electives, can be double counted toward earning the Child Welfare Certificate.
Please check that you understand and will complete the following
I understand I must complete a minor in Child Welfare from Oakland University
I undserstand I complete a supervised, structured 400-hour field placement with DHS, a private agency contractual DHS, or a tribal child welfare program
I understand I must achieve a 3.0 grade point average for the last 60 credits of their studies.
I understand I must apply for an OmniTrack Plus/JJOLT user when I become an intern
I understand I complete the online Working Safe/Working Smart training on OmniTrack Plus/JJOLT when I become an intern