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Jenny Sheffield, Scholars Coordinator
2005 Ironwood Parkway #200
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2466
phone: 208) 676-1186 ext. 3411

Idaho Child Welfare Training & Research Center - ICWRTC Eligiblity

Child Welfare Scholars Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in child welfare.
  • Pass a criminal history background check and child abuse registry check.
  • If currently employed by IDHW, be continuously employed full-time for at least one year prior to application.
  • IDHW employees must have approval from their supervisor and program manager for release time from their job to complete their field placement requirements.
  • Provide professional references from current and next level supervisors and one of the following:
    • Community agency representative with good knowledge of the applicant.
    • Previous supervisor.
    • University instructor or academic advisor.
  • Participate in a practicum placement interview with CFS staff and be approved for a practicum placement.
  • Have a field placement approved by the Scholars Coordinator.


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