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Califronia Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) History & Mission

In 1990, The Deans and Director of California Schools of Social Work and the County Welfare Directors Association created the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to facilitate and support statewide partnerships for the education and training of professional social workers to ensure skilled, culturally competent, effective, and high-quality health and social service delivery to the people of California.

CalSWEC’s Title IV-E Stipend Program provides professional education and monetary support to graduate social work students who intend to pursue a career in the field of public child welfare.

The goals of the Title IV-E Stipend Program:

  • To increase the number of PCW workers in California with BASW and MSW degrees
  • To prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff
  • To prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California’s child welfare population
  • To provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students
  • To provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum