Title IV-E Summer Field Institute June 19–20

CalSWEC’s second annual Title IV-E Summer Field Institute will provide attendees a number of opportunities for interaction, in workshops and with each other, as well as during a networking reception at the end of day one of the two-day event.

The field institute will be held June 19 and 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville.

Marion Bogo will keynote the 2014 Summer Field InstituteThe keynote speaker will be Professor Marion Bogo of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, the 2013 recipient of the Council of Social Work Education’s  Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award for her commitment to “improving social work education and her ground-breaking contributions to improving the way we assess competence in social work students.” 

Professor Bogo is the co-author of the seminal work on field education The Practice of Field Instruction in Social Work.

Summer Field Institute workshop topics include social work education, training, and evaluation. Participants will have opportunities to work with their teams to develop a plan for their field instruction program and for building partnership.

Institute Goals
The goals of the Summer Field Institute are:

  1. To advance public child welfare workforce development and retention using strategies such as field instruction and the Title IV-E Field Modeland
  2. To promote partnering among universities, public agencies, Indigenous organizations/ Tribes, and community-based organizations.

Recognizing that field instruction is a cornerstone of social work education, CalSWEC developed the Field Instruction Initiative in 2010 to strengthen this important learning tool for students in the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program. The goal was to create structures that would support consistent, high-quality, sustainable field experiences for those social work students.  

The inaugural Summer Field Institute in 2013 focused on the then-new IV-E Field Model and included 13 participating schools.

The Institute Agenda and workshop information can be found here.

For more information:

Carolyn Shin, Assistant Director, Title IV-E Stipend Program,