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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 every five years to reflect current practice, serve as a model for collaborative curriculum development across the nation.

To reflect the 2008 Core Competencies adopted by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), CalSWEC's foundation competencies were integrated across the Child Welfare, Mental Health, and Aging initiatives.

Each concentration then completed revised advanced competencies, which were adopted by CalSWEC's Board of Directors in 2011. The Child Welfare competencies at the foundation and advanced levels reflect the common priorities of schools and agencies, yet allow each suitable autonomy.  Additionally, BASW competencies were developed for the six BASW Title IV-E Program sites.