The Title IV-E Summit is CalSWEC's largest event, convening 350 attendees from around the state. The Summit is a child welfare conference distinctly structured to bring together a diverse array of social work practitioners, educators, and CalSWEC Title IV-E students around relevant child welfare-related themes and goals. The goals of the Summit are for attendees to:
- learn from a variety of statewide perspectives, and
- hear from a spectrum of counties and field instructors, and
- gain a richer understanding of the child welfare landscape.
Watch our Summit Explainer video below to learn more about the Title IV-E Summit!
Previous Summit Information and Resources
2017 Title IV-E Summit
Background and History of the Title IV-E Summit
The Title IV-E Summit combines the Title IV-E Student Day and the Title IV-E Field Institute, which prior to 2017, each convened separately. The idea to combine these conferences took shape during the summer of 2016. Read below to learn a little more about the history of each previous event.
Title IV-E Student Day
- The Title IV-E Student Day was designed to be an educational conference and networking opportunity for IV-E students throughout the state. First convened in 1998, Student Day was a staple in the IV-E student experience. Historically, the one-day event was directed by a Student Planning Committee and featured a keynote speaker, workshops centered around a theme, and vendors offering information related to child welfare social work practice, including NASW membership and county employment opportunities. The Title IV-E Summit continued many of the same traditions as Student Day, including the year-long collaboration of a Student Planning Committee and CalSWEC Central staff to execute the event. To learn more about the current Title IV-E Summit planning process, click the video below.
Title IV-E Field Institute
- The Title IV-E Field Institute is considered by many as the Student Day equivalent for Title IV-E project coordinators, county administrators and supervisors, Tribal/Indigenous partners, and other stakeholders in the field. The Institute was designed to bring together key partners to gather knowledge, tools, and resources to enhance the delivery of field instruction to Title IV-E MSW students, while also focusing on a theme. CalSWEC hosted the Title IV-E Field Institute since June 2013.