2014 Title IV-E Student Day’s Focus Is Progressive Social Work

“Progressive Social Work Practice: Emerging Issues in Our Communities” is the theme for CalSWEC’s 2014 Title IV-E Student Day, which will be held April 18 at The Mission Hotel & Spa in Riverside. View or download a copy of the program.

The annual conference will feature keynote speaker Estella F. Saldivar, a Title IV-E graduate of Fresno State University, where she is curently a lecturer and faculty field liaison. Ms. Saldivar will speak about "Reflections of the Past—Who am I today?," disucssing her life’s experiences and how they have influenced her to become the individual and professional she is today.

Workshopswill be offered on transgendered youth, human trafficking, immigration, disproportionality in the state's child protection system, trauma informed practice, and decolonizing social work. Additionally, a workshop will on job prep and hiring skills will be provided, as well as a panel of Title IV-E alumni who will share their insights.

The all-day conference is presented by student coordinators who work collaboratively with student representatives at the 21 California universities that offer the IV-E public child welfare program, with support of the program’s state, county, and NASW partners. 

The 2014 Student Day coordinators are:

The Title IV-E Student Day is funded by CalSWEC, through a contract with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). Partial funding is provided by CDSS. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), California Chapter is also acknowledged with special thanks for its generous contribution.