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.  CalSWEC is currently under a revision process to reflect the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS)

The current version of CalSWEC's competencies reflects the 2008 Core Competencies adopted by the 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.