Project Results

As of fall 2014, the trainee project at UVM has supported 173 student trainees, 57 of whom entered their studies as a current state employee. Today, it's estimated that almost one third of all FSD social workers have earned a social work degree through the project. Further, a number of the projects graduates serve in supervisory or leadership roles in the agency.


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Olsen, L. & Holmes, W. (1982). Educating child welfare workers: The effects of professional training on service delivery. Journal of Education for Social Work. 18(1), 94-102.

Russel, M. (1987). National study of child welfare job requirements. Portaln, ME: University of Southern Maine, National Resource Center for Management and Administration.