CalSWEC News

First Bay Area ICWA Symposium Ignites Enthusiasm to Make It an Annual Event

May 30, 2018
Over 150 attendees convened on April 13 in San Francisco to obtain information from local and national experts about the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student

May 15, 2018
Jo Chriselle Viray received $250 and her framed winning infographic depicting “Key Moments and Milestones in U.S. Social Welfare from 2010 to 2017."

Alumni News

Graduates of CalSWEC's Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Program and Integrated Behavioral Health Program offering the MHSA Stipend can be found working in almost every county in the state as well as in academia and other social work-related professions. Here they share their stories.

If you would like to share your story or know of someone whose story should be told, please contact Karen Ringuette,

How alumni can help support CalSWEC

‘Social Work Chose Me,’ Says Deborah Keyser, Who Then Chose—and Fell in Love with—Child Welfare

August 1, 2018
The energetic LA DCFS supervisor continues to widen and diversify her knowledge and experience, from serving as a CPM Coach Developer to being a field instructor