Welcome to CalSWEC
Welcome to the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), the nation's largest state coalition of social work educators and practitioners.
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare, CalSWEC was created in 1990 by a partnership of social work educators and practitioners dedicated to developing a professional social service workforce to effectively serve California's diverse population. (Read more about CalSWEC's history.)
Of Current Interest
CalSWEC’s Mental Health Program began operating under a new three-year contract from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, effective July 1, 2014. Read about the new contract provisions.
Dr. Joan Pennell professor of Social Work and director of the Center for Family & Community Engagement at North Carolina State University, will keynote the Second Statewide Convening of the Leadership for the Child Welfare/Mental Health Learning Collaborative August 21 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento. Read more about the convening.
CalSWEC has developed curriculum competencies to prepare students for practice in the fields of Child Welfare, Mental Health, and Aging, each aligned with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)’s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAs). With CSWE’s revision of the EPAs, CalSWEC will be working to ensure all the curriculum competencies are in alignment with the revised EPAs.
Check the Calendar and Contacts for the most current training events, convenings, and webinars being presented by regional cohorts of the Child Welfare/Mental Health Learning Collaborative (Katie A.).
CalSWEC's Regional Training Academy Coordination Project, a collaborative of the state’s Regional Training Academies, provides a continuum of training and professional education to county public child welfare staff across California.