Welcome to CalSWEC
Welcome to the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), the nation's largest state coalition of social work educators and practitioners. Based at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, 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. The coalition initially focused on public child welfare; however, given the success of that collaborative model, CalSWEC in recent years has expanded its scope to include the fields of mental health and aging.
Of Current Interest
CalSWEC is soliciting Letters of Intent to apply for the 2013 grant designed to develop sustainable university/practice (i.e., county or Tribal) partnerships that support the evaluation of emerging practices as identified in California’s Statewide Child Welfare Research Agenda. The deadline for submission of a Letter of Intent is June 30.
Integrated Care: A Roadmap for the Future Workforce - Building Momentum for Change in Graduate Education, a conference for faculty in graduate programs of social work, psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and nursing, will be held June 6 in Oakland. Register
CalSWEC has devoted a new web page to resources for universities and social service agencies related to the Affordable Care Act, Coordinated Care Initiative, and the role of social work in this integrated health care delivery environment.
The new Integrated Foundation & BASW Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California are now available for viewing and downloading. Curriculum competencies for Mental Health and for Aging are also available.