Published March 2, 2015
Congratulations to Tonya Myles-Day, an advanced standing MSW student, who was awarded the "Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program-Youth" by the Council on Social Work Education. Funds for the NITT MFP-Y are provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.
Now Is the Time: MFP-Youth (NITT MFP-Y) program is designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work minority students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution. Applicants must identify mental health service delivery to at-risk children, adolescents, and transition-age youths as the focus of their specialization and be committed to seeking employment with this target population after graduation.
The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16–25).