Child Welfare Institute
On June 6, 2001, Governor Lincoln Almond signed an agreement between the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (RIDCYF) and the Rhode Island College School of Social Work (RICSSW), establishing the Rhode Island Child Welfare Institute (CWI). As a result of this agreement, CWI staff co-located within Rhode Island College's School of Social Work. CWI enjoys the partnership and support of the faculty and staff from the RICSSW. CWI staff serve as teaching resources to the RICSSW's undergraduate and graduate social work programs, where they share the message of child welfare practice.
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