Project News

Partnership Award Recipients-Congratulations to the following students who were selected for participation in our Child Welfare (IV-E) Partnership with the NH Division for Children, Youth, and Families!!!

2010-2011
Mary Devlin
Nicole Petrin

2009-2010
Mary Devlin
Luis Emanuelli
Beth Grossman

2008-2009
Laura Adams
Whitney Linscott
Liani Perez-Moscoso

2007-2008
Laura Adams
Whitney Linscott
Liani Perez-Moscoso
Rebecca Spaziano

2006-2007
Erin Benner
Megan Ham
Meghan Risteen

2005-2006
April Carbee
Lauren Lindenmeyer
Abbey Pellenz

2004-2005
Lindsay Brennan
April Carbee

2003-2004
Julie Alexanian
Diane Leuschner
Shannon Guilfoyle

2002-2003
Alysa Gibson<
Nancy Montgomery
Amanda Scott

2001-2002
Stephanie Collins
Leah Zenaty

Program History

The Title IV-E partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) supports the program’s curriculum content on child welfare and prepares students to work with children and families through practicum experiences in DCYF district offices.

  • In1996-97, the first child welfare-related course, Child Welfare was offered by the department. The course name changed to Child Welfare and Family Services in 2003-04. This course provides an overview of the development of the child welfare system in the United States, from institutionalized care in the 1800s to the current system of supportive services, foster care, adoption and protective services. The economic condition of children and its impact on the welfare of children is examined. The organization and delivery of child welfare services in the U.S. and New Hampshire is reviewed.
  • In 1999-2000, the department offered a new option in Child and Family Services in the major for Social Work students interested in focusing their study on work with children and families.
  • In 2002-03, the IV-E program incorporated an assessment instrument to evaluate student learning and preparation.
  • In 2003-04, the department added a new minor in Child Welfare and Family Studies for non-majors interested in studying the role of families, schools, the community and government in the health, safety and well-being of children and families.
  • Two additional courses were offered in 2003-04, Families, Schools and the Community and Child Maltreatment. The first focuses on family systems and their interface with school and community, examines family problems and issues, and provides an overview of the role of schools and community in promoting healthy families. Child Maltreatment provides an overview of causes, interventions and treatments used to address abuse, neglect, family violence and psychological maltreatment. The role of poverty, oppression and cultural factors are incorporated in this examination.
  • In 2004-05, the department developed a seminar for students enrolled in the IV-E program, and in 2008-09 began to work with the training bureau at DCYF to incorporate core competencies into the seminar.
  • Christine Rine, Ph.D., MSW joined faculty, 2009-10 as the new Project Coordinator.