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
- Distance Education: The online pilot of the innovative Journalism for Social Change is being offered to CalSWEC schools and partners. Read more about the course and register. Meanwhile, about 100 students from CalSWEC schools are taking the online pilot of Writing Skills for Social Work.
- Strategic Planning: CalSWEC's multi-year strategic planning process is underway.
- Child Welfare In-Service Training: Melissa Connelly is the new director of Child Welfare In-Service Training.
- Title IV-E: 54 of California's 58 counties have employed Title IV-E grads—just 1 of 5 facts about Title IV-E students and grads you may not know. To learn more, view or download the Title IV-E Stipend Program Final Report, July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014.
- Fall Webinar: On Oct. 28, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), part of the RTN's Evidence-Informed Webinar Series, will be offered. NOTE: RTN partners interested in presenting their research can complete and submit the downloadable Presenter Form to Sevaughn Banks, email@example.com.
- CalSWEC's 2014–2016 Board Officers: President Scott Gruendl, director of Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency, and Vice President Amy Levin, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at California State University, Northridge, lead CalSWECs Board of Directors. Read more about the new officers.