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Preparing for Critical Approaches to Child Welfare pathway through the Bachelor of Social Work program

The McMaster University School of Social Work is partnering with child welfare agencies in southwestern Ontario to offer (starting in 2016) an enhanced educational experience to BSW students in the areas of child welfare and child protection.

Oct 23, 2016

Preparing for Critical Approaches to Child Welfare (PCPCW) emphasizes knowledge, skills and attitudes that underpin child welfare work, and nurtures student attitudes and critical thinking abilities by drawing on current research and best practice from around the world, including Indigenous approaches to child welfare.

PCPCW prepares BSW students for long-term careers in any child protection system in Canada and similar child protection settings internationally. Emphasis will be placed on the policy and practice limitations and possibilities of various child welfare systems that students may work within. Attention is paid to producing graduates with the potential for future leadership within child welfare who can successfully work within the system while also having the ability to think outside them.

For more details, read more about Preparing for Critical Practice in Child Welfare under the "Requirements and Timelines" tab on the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program page or the Bachelor of Social Work Post Degree program.