Curricula & Competencies
CalSWEC has led the concerted effort to develop competencies, standards, values and curricula that would ensure an effective public workforce in the human services. Together, social work educators and practitioners developed the ground-breaking California Child Welfare Competencies—a first for the state’s child welfare students and a national model for collaborative curriculum development. The Aging and Public Mental Health competencies followed similar courses. These form the foundation for competency-based curriculum at California's schools of social work/social welfare.
For agency staff, CalSWEC works closely with its partners—the California Department of Social Services, counties, the Regional Training Academies/Inter-University Consortium, and other stakeholders—to develop and revise statewide curriculum products. These include the California Common Core Curricula for all the state's newly hired child welfare social workers and supervisors, numerous advanced curricula, and Standards and Values for Public Child Welfare in California.