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Competencies

Each of CalSWEC's initiatives, Child Welfare, Integrated Behavioral Health, and Aging, has a set of curriculum competencies to prepare students for practice in their respective fields. 

A CalSWEC workgroup was established to review the competencies developed by each of the three initiatives to:

  • synthesize the foundation-year competencies,
  • streamline advanced-year competencies, and
  • align the competencies with the 2008 Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).

This work was completed in 2011. With the impending CSWE revision of the EPAS, a CalSWEC stakeholder workgroup will again be convened to ensure alignment of the CalSWEC competencies.

Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California

CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare were created for use by California's schools of social work to prepare their child welfare students for work in the field. These competencies, revised periodically to reflect current practice, serve as a model for collaborative curriculum development across the nation.

Curriculum Competencies for Public Mental Health in California

The Curriculum Competencies for Public Mental Health in California address issues in recovery, resiliency, evidence-based practice, and psychosocial rehabilitation principles. They are based on a series of principle statements adapted from the Mental Health Services Act, the California Mental Health Master Plan: A Vision for California, and the President's New Freedom Commission Report (November 2003).

Curriculum Competencies for Aging in California

The Curriculum Competencies for Aging in California encompass both geriatric and gerontological social work and align with CalSWEC's Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare and for Public Mental Health.