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October 1, 2023

Dr. Nancy Meyer-Adams began her journey to pursue a career in social work when her son entered residential treatment for drugs and alcohol when he was 16. The social workers and psychologists saved their lives, and helped them see different paths that they could take from the ones they were on. Nancy was a teen mother of two—she had her daughter at 16 and her son at 17—and a high school dropout. At 37, she earned her GED and graduated from Broward Community College in 1994.

May 10, 2023

The California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) is excited to announce the launch of the statewide Public Behavioral Health (PBH) MSW Training Program to address California’s pressing public behavioral health workforce development needs. Funded by the California Office of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) and administered by CalSWEC, this program expands on the work of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) MSW Training Program.

March 27, 2023

July 28, 2022

Fairness and Equity Symposium, a virtual event hosted by CalSWEC

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 9:00am–noon | Networking Lunch from noon-1:00pm
Friday, September 16, 2022 | 9:00am–noon | Networking Lunch from noon-1:00pm

April 18, 2022

Antonette “Toni” Navarro, a Santa Barbara native, was appointed as Director of the Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness Department in November 2021. Toni is deeply committed to behavioral health, public service and collaboration. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 30 years in clinical outpatient services. Bringing her passion for the work and experience in the field to her community gives her a profound sense of purpose and motivation.

April 5, 2022

Led by Integrated Behavioral Health Program Director E. Maxwell Davis, Ph.D., CalSWEC's IBH program has completed a comprehensive retrospective study of the Mental Health Services Act MSW Stipend Program that CalSWEC directed from 2005-06 through 2018-19.

February 22, 2022

In California, older adults aged 60 years or older are the fastest growing age group, and are expected to make up one quarter of the state’s population by 2030. County adult and aging services programs play a critical role in caring for socioeconomically vulnerable older adults and disabled individuals, but are heavily impacted by nationwide workforce shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 31, 2022

This month-long observance in the US and Canada provides an opportunity for people to engage with Black histories, go beyond discussions of racism and slavery, and highlight Black leaders and accomplishments.

Reflect on more than 400 years of Black history and heritage in communities across the country. Find special places, historic moments, and personal journeys that contribute to conversations about Black representation, identity, and diversity in our nation's history and today.

January 12, 2022

CalSWEC is pleased to announce that Mauricio Wright has a new title: Manager, Learning Management Systems.

Mauricio has been instrumental in the strategy, development, and statewide implementation of the new California Child Welfare Training LMS platform (CACWT), which fully launched in July 2021. This new statewide learning management system represents a significant step forward in the state’s ability to deliver training to social workers.

October 19, 2021

To facilitate the ongoing anti-racism efforts and discussion from our Statewide All Staff Meeting, we will share current anti-racism resources and actions, discuss how we can best collaborate and support each others’ work, and identify ways to continue co-creating an anti-racist child welfare training system in California. Specifically, we will discuss what this work will look like as we head into a new year. Everyone in California’s child welfare training network is encouraged to attend!

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

August 12, 2021

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July 20, 2021

The In-Service Training Program at the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2021 California Child Welfare Core Practice Model. Please distribute among your networks!

Project Summary:

The Regional Training Academy (RTA) Coordination Project is seeking written proposals for ongoing work and implementation of the California Child Welfare Core Practice Model. 

June 12, 2020

Dear CalSWEC Community:

April 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CalSWEC's third annual Title IV-E Summit has been postponed.

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.

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.

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.

October 14, 2019

She brings sound experience in collaborative management, innovative programming, and workforce development

June 18, 2019

She expresses her gratitude to Berkeley Social Welfare and CalSWEC’s statewide stakeholder community.

May 10, 2019

Yenifer Gallegos-Mejia will receive $250 and her framed infographic depicting “The History of U.S. Social Work as a Profession”