Research and Projects
Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Collaborative
The Child Welfare Training Collaborative (CWTC) is a Title IV-E Educational Project housed in the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Social Work. CWTC is a partnership built between the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Children’s Protective Services (CPS). The partnership offers CPS employees in Title IV-E funded positions with the opportunity to pursue a Master of Social work (MSW) degree with the goal of continued work with CPS in the outlined positions.
CPS Staff Requirements
Employees in the Title IV-E funded positions with DFPS must contact their immediate supervisor for proper approval and guidance through the application process. Employees who receive approval to participate in this project will be expected to repay the stipend funding with time as a CPS employee in a Title IV-E allowable position: 4 months for each semester funded by the stipend.
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET) Along the US/Mexico Border
This project is to expand the behavioral health workforce in Integrated Healthcare setting by increasing the number of culturally and linguistically competent mental health practitioners (i.e., social workers, clinical psychologists, and mental health nurse practitioners) providing services to vulnerable and disenfranchised populations residing in the medically-underserved communities (MUC) of El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in Texas, and Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico.