For Title IV-E Faculty and Staff

CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Program Guide

The CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Program Guide* provides information and resources to support program administration and implementation at participating universities.

*This is a restricted-access document for faculty and staff responsible for administering a CalSWEC Title IV-E Program at a participating university.  To request access, please email with your name, university, and role in the CalSWEC Title IV-E Program.

CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies

The 2017 CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California (updated August 15, 2017) reflects a comprehensive revision and reorganization aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE's) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).

Departing from previous versions, the 2017 CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies integrates content, processes, and behaviors associated with both generalist practice and specialized practice in the areas of public child welfare, behavioral health, and aging in a single document.

The CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies are periodically revised to reflect current developments in social work practice and education and serve as a model for collaborative curriculum development across the nation.

CalSWEC began the most recent competencies revision process in January 2016 after CSWE in 2015 revised its EPAS for Baccalaureate and Master's Social Work Programs by which it sets national standards for the identification and assessment of competencies in the education of social work students.

CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit

The CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit is an annual educational conference that convenes Title IV-E partners, Students, agencies, and Tribal- and community partners around a relevant child welfare theme. To learn more about this event, please refer to the "CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit and Student Representatives" section in the CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Program Guide.

CalSWEC Title IV-E Online Curriculum Resources

  • CalSWEC Title IV-E ICWA Modules
    • The California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) Title IV-E ICWA Modules have been developed to provide a foundation for all BASW and MSW students in the Title IV-E Program about California Indian History, Tribal Sovereignty and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). These modules are meant to provide a cultural, historical and political context to working with tribal communities and applying the Indian Child Welfare Act, the golden standard in social work practice.  In providing this foundation, we hope students arrive at a deeper understanding of the history of Native American communities and how this history has shaped their experience with governmental agencies, laws, policies and practices, including child welfare agencies and workers.  With this new acquired understanding, our intention is that graduates of the Title IV-E Program will engage Native American families, children, and Tribal partners in a way that is culturally responsive and respectful.  Finally, the ultimate goal of these modules is to increase ICWA application and compliance, and improve outcomes for Native American children and families.  
  • CalSWEC Title IV-E Online Field Instructor (eLearning)
    • This series of six modules has been designed for field instructors in public child welfare agency settings and should take approximately three hours to complete.  For access to the trainings, Project Coordinators can refer to the "Field Placements" section of the CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Program Guide, under the sub-section: CalSWEC Title IV-E Online Field Instructor Training.  (The original training series from which this was derived was developed by a consortium of LA area CalSWEC Title IV-E schools and LA County DCFS. LA County DCFS field instructors should work with LA County and their school to complete the LA County DCFS field instructor training.)
  • Trauma-Informed Practice eLearnings
  • Academic Writing eLearning and Documentation Planning and Report Writing eLearning
    • These writing courses reside on the CalSWEC LMS, such that they are openly available to use by anyone, but completions are not tracked. If you need to track completions or progress of students for this course, you would need to load this eLearning into your campus's LMS. To do so, you can contact: