Placements with an enhanced curricular focus generally include classroom seminars or networking sessions. Some may also provide stipends or awards. A selection of these opportunities is highlighted below.
This initiative aims to increase the capacity of social work and other professions to provide team-based and integrated addictions and behavioral health services to underserved populations in Western New York primary care settings.
Two unique opportunities exist for MSW students interested in child welfare. The Erie County Child Welfare Leadership Partners project provides a stipend for students committed to leadership in child welfare and willing to work in Erie County DSS after graduation. The Child Welfare Leaders Initiative is a certificate program for students interested in gaining skills in many components of child welfare.
The Veteran and Military Family (VMF) curriculum Focus provides an opportunity for UB social work students interested in working with veterans and/or military family members to receive education and training to better serve this population. The VMF Focus is part of Joining Forces–UB.