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Mississippi Child Welfare Institute
College of Health Sciences


The School of Social Work provides educational opportunities for a diverse group of students to earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students learn the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics of the profession of social work in a supportive academic environment.

Mississippi Child Welfare Institute

Welcome to the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute, School of Social Work in the College of Public Service at Jackson State University. You are invited to view our home page, history, mission, and goals. We hope that you will also review our conference programs and recent conference proceedings. Our annual conferences, designed to provide a venue for presentation and discussion of best and promising practices derived from evidence-based practice and research, are certain to stimulate discussion, provide avenues for networking and collaboration, and thereby, improve service delivery to children and families. We are especially committed to improving the permanency outcomes for our most vulnerable children and youth in the child welfare system of care. Please take the journey with us as we partner with child and community advocates and leaders, and other professionals in the health and human services to build healthy and safe families and communities.

Information about the Annual Mississippi Child Welfare Institute Conference is coming soon.

For additional information, contact Dr. Theresia Ratliff at 601.979.8899 or 8896.

Mississippi Child Welfare Institute


3825 Ridgewood Road, Suite 4-1
Jackson, MS 39211



(601) 979-8899