DHSU’s Professional Development Programs

  1.  Employee Education Program (EEP) & Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)

  2. Program information, dates for upcoming informational sessions. alumni list (graduates/cohorts/pictures
    EEP: Provides pathways for DHS’ social work services managers II & program analyst to acquire a Masters of Social Work/Social Services degree, while continuing to work part-time.

    At the completion of degree requirements, graduates are eligible for promotion to social work supervisor positions through the Civil Service exam process.

    To apply for EEP, future applicants must attend Mandatory Informational Sessions.

    Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)
    The Department of Human Services (DHS) in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)Program supports its goal to strengthen public child welfare services in Pennsylvania by providing educational opportunities at the graduate level for public child welfare personnel. https://www.socialwork.pitt.edu/researchtraining/child-welfare-programs/child-welfare-education-leadership-cwel