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
The 17th annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium will be held May 20–22 at the University of California, Berkeley. Its theme is Building a Professional Workforce: Evaluating the Spectrum of Professional Development.
Submissions for the 2014 Research Award for MSW Students are no longer being accepted. CalSWEC and the California Association of Deans and Directors are currently reviewing all the proposals, and 10 finalists will be notified upon completion of the review.
The Research and Training Network (RTN) resumes its Child Welfare Evidence-Informed Webinar Series and invites registrants to presentations on Implementation Teams, Peer Mentors in Child Welfare, Child Welfare Workers’ Beliefs about Physical Punishment of Children, and a Research Review on Promoting Highly Effective Foster Care. NOTE: Free CEUs are offered.
Read an interview with Dr. Rodger Lum, CalSWEC's recently appointed interim executive director.
Explore the new Child Welfare/Mental Health Learning Collaborative (Katie A.) Toolkit, which advances the mission of the Core Practice Model, developed by the California Department of Social Services and the Department of Health Care Services to facilitate teaming with families to provide mental health services to children in the child welfare system.