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Placements with Specialized Training and/or Awards

Specialized field opportunities are placements that afford MSW students the ability to obtain specialized training beyond what one would typically expect in a field placement or that provide award stipends to students. Some of these opportunities are highlighted below.

The Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education (HPPAE) is a 12-year national initiative to recruit and train the next generation of social workers who specialize in aging by transforming how geriatric education is taught in Masters of Social Work programs nationwide.
Award Internships in Evidence-Based Practice & Recovery treatment models are available in both the Buffalo and Rochester areas for advanced year students.
The Veterans Health Administration of Western New York provides stipend based placements, with the number of stipends varying in any given year.
Core Concepts of Child & Adolescent Trauma (CCCT) provides specialized training to students in the classroom and in the field.