Placements with an Enhanced Curricular Focus

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.

4/3/20
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.
9/18/19
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. 
1/28/20
Trauma experienced at an early age can have long-lasting and varied effects on children and adolescents. Through the Child & Adolescent Trauma Treatment Focus, students will gain an understanding of the necessity of effective trauma treatment for children and adolescents and related practice elements and skills. Students receive training in an evidence-based intervention for treating trauma in the child and adolescent population. 
9/9/19
The Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education (HPPAE) is a unique opportunity for students to enhance their direct practice and leadership skills in gerontology.
1/13/20
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.
4/3/20
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.
9/18/19
This unique opportunity is for MSW students interested in learning more about school social work.