CalSWEC facilitates and supports statewide partnerships for the education and training of social workers to ensure culturally responsive, effective, and high-quality health and social service delivery to the people of California.


In support of its Mission, CalSWEC’s Goals are to: 

  • Prepare a diverse group of social workers for careers in human services, with special emphasis in the fields of child welfare, integrated behavioral health, and aging
  • Define and operationalize a continuum of social work education and training
  • Engage in evaluation, research, and dissemination of best practices in social work

Created in 1990 through​ a partnership of social work educators and practitioners, CalSWEC is dedicated to developing a professional social service workforce to effectively serve California's diverse population.

Hosted by the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, o​ur focus is on public child welfare, integrated behavioral health, and aging. ​