A Model for Pre-employment Preparation

Public Child Welfare
Certification Program

Serving Kentucky’s Children + Families

Bridging the Gap

The Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP) aims to fill the ranks of Child Welfare Workers with the most competent and well-trained workers who can provide high-quality services immediately following employment.

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PCWCP is the opportunity to expand the knowledge and respect that one already has for social work. It provides you with the experience and skills needed to succeed in this career, builds connections with Cabinet employees, and allows you to understand what it means to be a social worker truly.
-Haley Mays, BSW, SSWI
Morehead State University | Fall 2021 PCWCP Graduate

Proven Success

Nationally Recognized Program

1,164 well-prepared graduates added to the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) workforce since the program's inception.*

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87% of graduates remain with the Cabinet after their obligated two years of employment.*

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Numerous PCWCP graduates are currently serving in DCBS leadership positions.

*Information based on Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report
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The Public Child Welfare Certification Program is a program of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Eastern Kentucky University Training Resource Center (EKU-TRC) is the program administrator | EKU-TRC is a proud partner of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services | All Rights Reserved
Funding is in whole or part from federal or state funds. Equal Opportunity Employer.