Credit for Learning

Master of Social Work

Educational Outreach in Public Child Welfare

Credit for Learning (CFL) devotes University of Kentucky College of Social Work faculty to provide graduate education and support to Kentucky’s public child welfare workforce.  CFL is a unique educational outreach effort that bridges the gap between research and practice necessary to equip Kentucky’s child welfare professionals who work to keep Kentucky families safe. CFL faculty work beyond the classroom to collaborate with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) in identifying and addressing specific learning and informational needs.  An additional goal of CFL is to increase the number of graduate trained staff through recruiting, advising and mentoring those interested in pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

How does Credit for Learning help you?

Participating in graduate courses while working in child welfare can be challenging, but Credit for Learning (CFL) faculty are prepared to help.

CFL offers support in the following ways:

  • Graduate level Protection & Permanency Academy courses
  • Advanced graduate level courses for child welfare leaders and tenured workers
  • UK Master of Social Work (MSW) application information
  • MSW academic advising
  • Access to financial aid resources
  • Course registration and scheduling
  • Practicum placement guidance
  • Transfer of credits from other institutions
  • Workshops on child welfare related topics delivered to local and regional child welfare agencies
  • Support in balancing school and professional demands
  • Individualized mentoring with new child welfare professionals

CFL faculty are committed to supporting you as you continue your education and serve Kentucky children and families.

For additional information contact:

Melissa Whitaker, MSW

Clinical Faculty, Credit for Learning Instructor

UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health

606-439-3557