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Partners

Organizations representing the Human Services Practice and University communities are encouraged to join the the RTN and individuals from those organizations are welcome to join the RTN Steering Committee (see below).  Organizations interested in joining the Network should contact Stuart Oppenheim:  stuart.oppenheim@cfpic.org  or Sandyha Rao Hermon:  sandhya.rao.hermon@berkeley.edu. 

Current membership includes the following:

STATEWIDE

California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), UC Berkeley

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Research and Development Committee

Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC)
California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
California Social Serives Research (CSSR)

Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

REGIONAL

Northern California
Center for Human Services, UC Davis Extension

Bay Area

CENTRAL REGION

Social Welfare Evaluation, Research and Training Center (SWERT), CSU Fresno

SOUTHERN REGION

Academy for Professional Excellence - San Diego State University

LOS ANGELES

University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF)

  • Child and Family Research Consortium

RTN STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Participation on the RTN Steering Committee is open to state and county practitioners (with an emphasis on Leadership and Research staff), University faculty with an interest in Human Services research and representatives of statewide organizations that support partnership between faculty and practitioners.  Anyone interested in joining the Steering Committee should contact Stuart Oppenheim:  stuart.oppenheim@cfpic.org  or Sandyha Rao Hermon:  sandhya.rao.hermon@berkeley.edu.

Member responsibilities include:

  • Regular meeting attendance
  • Coordination of, and communication about the activities of the RTN with colleagues who are not members of the RTN
  • Assistance in establishing the annual RTN Work Plan
  • Assistance in carrying out the activities in the Annual Work Plan
  • Participation in regular planning meetings to revisit and revise foundational documents (Charter, Research Agenda, Action Plan)

Member benefits include:

  • Close partnerships between practice and University communities
  • Opportunities to guide Human Services research priorities in California
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues with similar interests in practice-oriented research
  • Opportunities to influence the direction of statewide Human Services policy through the coordination of research efforts
  • Gaining a statewide perspective about the direction of their own practice and research efforts

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

These participating schools are a part of CalSWEC's consortium of statewide partners.  Students are able to complete a bachelor's degree, master's degree and/or Ph.D. at these schools.  The schools of social work/social welfare boasts some of the state's brightest academicians and scholars.