Curricula & Competencies
CalSWEC has led a concerted effort to develop competencies, standards, values and curricula to 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/University Consortium for Children and Families, 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.