CalSWEC News

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

May 30, 2018

Over 150 attendees gathered at the inaugural Bay Area Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Symposium on April 13 in San Francisco. The Symposium featured an array of local and nationwide experts on ICWA providing valuable information to the participants, who included Tribal and non-Tribal attorneys, students, judicial officers, educators, local Tribal community members, service providers, and social workers. 

Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student

May 15, 2018

Congratulations to Jo Chriselle Viray, the winner of the 2017–18 CalSWEC Infographic Contest!

Ms. Viray, an MSW student at USC, received $250 and her framed winning infographic depicting the contest topic “Key Moments and Milestones in U.S. Social Welfare from 2010 to 2017.” Her winning entry is posted on CalSWEC’s new website in the Infographics section under Resources.

Alumni News

Graduates of CalSWEC's Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Program and Mental Health Program (effective July 1, 2016, renamed the 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,

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Vanessa Frando One of First to Graduate from CSU, Bakersfield’s Part-Time MSW Program

June 4, 2018
Kern County Human Services Program Director Vanessa Frando was among the first graduates of CSU Bakersfield's part-time MSW program.