Our Work

Our Work highlights CalSWEC's accomplishments and current and past projects. 

We Stand Together

June 12, 2020

Dear CalSWEC Community:

In the past two weeks we have witnessed a collective response from people worldwide who are tired of enduring the longstanding systemic racism and killing of black members in our communities. The senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others at the hands of law enforcement must stop. We also acknowledge that the continued injustice is currently underscored by the backdrop of a pandemic that is disproportionately harming black and brown Americans. Many of you receiving this letter can speak to that sense...

In Lieu of the 2020 Title IV-E Summit

April 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CalSWEC's third annual Title IV-E Summit has been postponed. Under typical circumstances, this statewide event convenes 350 Title IV-E students, as well as university, Tribal, and county partners, around a pertinent child welfare theme. Even though in-person activities are limited across the state and the child welfare community continues to make adjustments in...

Vania Buck at Chico State wins this year's CalSWEC Infographic Contest

April 21, 2020

CalSWEC, in partnership with the NASW-CA Image Council, is pleased to announce that Vania Buck is the winner of the 2019-20 Infographic Contest.

Vania, an MSW student at Chico State, will receive a prize of $250 from NASW-CA Image Council.

In addition, considering the high caliber of the other infographic submissions, as well as the special circumstances of the challenges we are facing at this time, NASW-CA Image Council is awarding a bonus prize of an Amazon gift card to the other entrants.


Title IV-E Retrospective Study

March 31, 2020

CalSWEC's Title IV-E Retrospective Study was released Jan 2020. Using over 1,650 Title IV-E graduate responses, this survey analyzes differences in program participants' demographics, previous child welfare experience, employment obligation, and career trajectories (across fields, positions, years worked, and employment transitions).

The full report can be found here: Title IV-E Retrospective Study - Full Report.

The 2020 CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit will be postponed until April 22 and 23, 2021

March 16, 2020

The 2020 Title IV-E Summit has been postponed until April 22 and 23, 2021.

In response to limiting the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Title IV-E Summit has been postponed until April 22-23, 2021. On behalf of CalSWEC and the 38 Title IV-E Students who worked tirelessly over the last year to plan this event, we share in the disappointment. That said, we look forward to coming back bigger and better in 2021.

ROOM BLOCK: Please note, if you booked a room at the Hilton Oakland Airport for the 2020 Title IV-E Summit, you will need to CANCEL it yourself. We...