Grant to help train social workers for youths

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University is getting a $1.4 million federal grant to increase the number of social workers who are trained to work with risk-prone youths and young adults between the ages of 16 to 25.

IU says its School of Social will recruit up to 33 masters candidates per year for three years who are interested in working with this age group.

The students will receive a $10,000 stipend for participating in the project and must agree to work for at least two years for an institution or agency serving members of that age group and their families.

IU says such youths and young adults face risks that include serious mental health issues, substance abuse and suicide, but there aren’t enough social workers trained to help them.

 

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