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
- Title IV-E Student Day: Advocacy and Empowerment in Action: Social Justice in the 21st Century is the theme of this year's Student Day, which will be held April 3 in Santa Cruz.
- Fairness and Equity Issues: Collaborating for Social Justice is the theme of this year's Symposium on Fairness and Equity Issues in Child Welfare Training and Education on April 16 at The California Endowment's Oakland Conference Center. Visit the symposium page.
- Title IV-E Field Instruction Initiative: CalSWEC’s third annual Title IV-E Summer Field Institute, with its theme Creating Supportive Learning Environments in Child Welfare and Social Work, will be held June 4–5 in Los Angeles and feature keynote speaker Dr. Anita P. Barbee of the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville.
- 25 Years of Effective Partnering: CalSWEC has been a national leader in university/agency partnership, having been created by a partnership of social work educators and practitioners in 1990. Read about the partnerships that have contributed to the organization’s effectiveness in its 25-year history.
- CSEC: The new Serving Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Toolkit facilitates the sharing of curricula, information, materials, and media coverage for use in statewide CSEC training and aims to raise awareness and improve identification of CSEC among the professional communities that work daily with this population.