Child Welfare Certificate Program 
The Michigan Department of Human Services is pleased to announce the Child Welfare Certificate in partnership with Michigan Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Educators, which consists of representatives from 22 accredited Michigan universities the Michigan Department of Human Services Child Welfare Certificate Program. This certificate program is embedded in the Michigan School of Social Work curriculum, and is targeted to prepare social work students to provide effective child welfare services.

This initiative also allows students to experience a 400 hour field placement in a DHS office, private child placing agency or tribal child welfare agency. This structured field placement will expose students to child welfare programs in an effort to prepare them for child welfare positions within the department.

Finally, students who complete their certificate programs will be able to waive portions of the standard Child Welfare Training Institute PSI new child welfare worker training.

For further information regarding the Child Welfare Certificate program please contact Leslie-Marie Montgomery at Montgomeryl2@michigan.gov or 517-241-8884