Fourth Annual Title IV-E Summer Field Institute June 9 - 10 in Bay Area

CalSWEC’s fourth annual Title IV-E Summer Field Institute will convene June 9–10 at the Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. The annual event is dedicated to exploring theory-based best practices in MSW and BASW field instruction in public child welfare settings.

This year’s theme, Cultivating Partnerships to Support Implementation of the California Child Welfare Core Practice Model, is highly relevant as Title IV-E partners prepare for the wide-scale implementation of the Core Practice Model across universities and field placement sites.

Howard Himes, M.S.W., Director of the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency, will be the keynote speaker.  As Deputy Director, then Director of Fresno County Department of Social Services, he guided implementation of the California Partners for Permanency (CAPP) Program. His keynote will focus on steps going forward in implementation of the California Child Welfare Core Practice Model.

Workshop Proposals Solicited

The Institute Planning Committee is seeking proposals for institute workshops. This is an opportunity for presenters to share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas for improved field instruction with their community of practice. County and Tribal agency staff, university partners, and other Title IV-E collaborators are encouraged to apply. Applications are due February 29, and final decisions on accepted workshops will be made by March 31. 

2016 Institute Goals

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify main elements of the Core Practice Model at the base of child welfare social work practice, education, and training;
  • Clearly articulate connections between the Title IV-E program and Core Practice Model; and
  • Identify specific action steps to support implementation of the Core Practice Model.

Who Should AttendTitle IV-E Project Coordinators

  • Deans, Directors, and Faculty
  • Field Directors
  • Field Liaisons
  • Agency (Child Welfare/Tribal) Directors
  • Intern Coordinators
  • Field Instructors
  • Other Title IV-E  Partners

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