- MSW students who are starting an advance practicum either in summer or autumn quarter for the academic year.
- Students who are placed in an advanced practicum placement that meets the criteria for the training grant (behavioral health direct practice with children, youth and young adults up to age 25).
- Students in direct practice concentrations.
- American citizens, noncitizen nationals or permanent residents (as per grant regulations).
- To recruit and provide specialized training a cadre of outstanding social work practitioners committed to careers in behavioral health, working with children, adolescents and transitioned-aged youth who are at risk of or who have developed a behavioral health disorder.
- A specialized field education experience for MSW students in their concentration year who are in behavioral health field education placements with children, youth and young adults up to age 25. Awardees will receive $10,000 stipends. The total amount per year accepted will be 33 trainees from extended degree and day programs per academic year starting in fall 2014 through 2018.
- Students are eligible regardless of other stipends or financial support. However, students must confirm with other funding sources (for example, stipend grantor or financial aid office) that they may combine this stipend with other funds without penalty.
- NOTE: Students receiving another federal grant and have made a commitment to their site will not be eligible. If granted a behavioral health program stipend, these students may be required to decline and/or return another stipend they are scheduled to receive, or return and/or reduce their financial aid awards.
The program is supported by a federally funded Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA: G02HP28003).