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The Other Side of ICWA: A Cultural Journey to Fairness & Equity
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This curriculum addresses "the spirit of the law" and other concerns that ...

This curriculum addresses "the spirit of the law" and other concerns that are essential for successful implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Trainees will acquire culturally sensitive communication, relationship-building, and needs assessment skills through increased awareness and attention to history, cultural traditions, values, and support systems. Materials for this training include Trainer and Trainee guides, a PowerPoint presentation, and lesson plans.

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Law
Social Work
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Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Taking Action: Moving from Proportionality to Fairness and Equity
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Presented at the 2004 Leadership Symposium on Fairness and Equity in California’s ...

Presented at the 2004 Leadership Symposium on Fairness and Equity in California’s Child Welfare System, this training for managers provides learning objectives; an overview of fairness and equity; demographics from the multicultural profile individual assessment tool; and guidance in strategic planning and training development/implementation.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Author:
UCLA, Center on Child Welfare, Carole Bender, Director; Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services, Monica McCurdy, Training Coordinator
Integrated Foundation & BASW Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California, 2013
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Curriculum competencies created for use by California schools of social work to ...

Curriculum competencies created for use by California schools of social work to prepare their undergraduate child welfare students for work in the field; revised every five years to reflect current practice

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Social Work
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Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
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CalSWEC Child Welfare
The 2011 California Public Child Welfare Workforce Study: American Indian/Native American Staff
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This data brief, part of the California Public Child Welfare Workforce Studies, ...

This data brief, part of the California Public Child Welfare Workforce Studies, provides statistics on American Indian/Native American child welfare workers who responded to the 2011 Agency Administrative and Individual Worker surveys.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Data Set
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California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
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CalSWEC Evaluating Training
Author:
California Social Work Education Center
Short Lessons: Topical Handouts for Discussion—Handout 1: AB 12 Fact Sheet
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This explains eligibility, benefits, and principles of AB 12, the California Fostering ...

This explains eligibility, benefits, and principles of AB 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act that authorizes California to extend foster care until age 21.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Author:
California Social Work Education Center
Evaluation of the California Common Core for Child Welfare Training Source: CalSWEC
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This report summarizes the progress of the Framework for Training Evaluation for ...

This report summarizes the progress of the Framework for Training Evaluation for the Common Core Curriculum, adopted in 2004 as a requirement of California’s 2002 Program Improvement Plan. It includes background and contextual information, implementation results for each level of the Framework, analysis of progress and findings, and future directions for evaluation.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Evaluating Training
Author:
California Social Work Education Center
Development of Competencies for the California Public Child Welfare Curriculum Through Evaluation and Partnership
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This report covers the development and uses of competencies, the programmatic foundation ...

This report covers the development and uses of competencies, the programmatic foundation of CalSWEC's child welfare services effort for public child welfare graduate social work education.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Ethics and Values
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Intended for child welfare workers, this curriculum covers ethics across helping professions, ...

Intended for child welfare workers, this curriculum covers ethics across helping professions, in social work in general, and within child welfare. It aims to help child welfare worker use ethical principles with confronted with a decisional dilemma. Includes a trainer and trainee guides and a PowerPoint presentation.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Child Welfare Practice: Keeping Children With Disabilities in Their Home
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This curriculum introduces working with children with disabilities and is based on ...

This curriculum introduces working with children with disabilities and is based on a model that sees disability as an issue of diversity rather than of dysfunction and medicine.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Ethnic Sensitive Child Welfare Practice: Videotape Series Guide
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This guide goes with the Ethnic Sensitive Child Welfare Practice videotape series. ...

This guide goes with the Ethnic Sensitive Child Welfare Practice videotape series. It suggests ways to use the videotapes and includes information on focusing discussion, leading exercises, providing handouts, and preparing exam questions.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Emancipation Preparation in California Counties
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This project assesses a sample of California county programs for preparing foster ...

This project assesses a sample of California county programs for preparing foster teenagers to live independently. Counties were selected to represent statewide variability and represent northern and southern regions as well as urban and rural areas.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Mental Health and Mental Disorders (Version 2.1)
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These learning materials on Mental Health and Mental Disorders in Child Welfare ...

These learning materials on Mental Health and Mental Disorders in Child Welfare were compiled for the California Common Core Curricula, an innovative training program for all new child welfare workers in the state. Materials include two full curricula, PowerPoint presentations, and references. Topics include: profiles of major mental illnesses; common childhood, adolescent and adult disorders; and crisis management. Materials can be used in their entirity or modified to meet specific traning needs.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Choices: A Child Welfare Curriculum Module on Voluntary Services and Court-Mandated Services
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This module compares the relative effectiveness of court-mandated versus voluntary service plans ...

This module compares the relative effectiveness of court-mandated versus voluntary service plans in preventing child maltreatment recidivism and analyzes family characteristics that influence how families are recommended for court-mandated services. Results showed that the type of plan does not make a difference on case outcome.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Self-Care for New Child Welfare Workers: Social Worker Safety, Stress Management, and Time Management (Version 2.0)
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Self-care for social workers is an essential skill that can prevent burn-out ...

Self-care for social workers is an essential skill that can prevent burn-out in a stressful field. This resource on self-care in child welfare work includes teaching materials on specific topics often problematic for new workers like time management, stress management, secondary trauma, and safety. Materials can be used to teach how stressful work experiences effect professional performance and well-being, and strategies for stress reduction. Resources includes a PowerPoint presentation and references. Materials were compiled for the California Common Core Curricula, an innovative training program for all new child welfare workers in the state.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Culturally Sensitive Risk Assessment: An Ethnographic Approach
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This curriculum combines systematic risk assessment with ethnographic interviewing. The combination of ...

This curriculum combines systematic risk assessment with ethnographic interviewing. The combination of the two conceptual frameworks helps clarify risks and strengths and enables case plans and interventions to be more closely matched to what families are able and willing to do. Overheads: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Culturally%20Sensitive%20Risk%20Assessment%20Overheads.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Child Welfare Skills With Southeast Asian Families
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This module introduces the historical, cultural, and social factors that influence a ...

This module introduces the historical, cultural, and social factors that influence a social worker's ability to skillfully interact with Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, and Cambodian families. It provides approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes sections on: Southeast Asian history, escape, refugee, and resettlement experiences; legal and health issues; mental health and education issues; the Southeast Asian family; and child welfare practice and the Southeast Asian family.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
The Relationship Between Reunification Services, Service Utilization, and Successful Reunification
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This curriculum is an empirically based instructional tool on family reunification services. ...

This curriculum is an empirically based instructional tool on family reunification services. It covers historical and legal approaches, types of services offered, factors associated with parent use of services, and information on service effectiveness. The curriculum's goal is to provide the knowledge for social workers to develop appropriate and responsible case plans for parents receiving child welfare reunification services. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/D%27Andrade%20PPT2.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Differential Response and Alternative Response in Diverse Communities: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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Differential Response is an effort to reform the child welfare system by ...

Differential Response is an effort to reform the child welfare system by offering voluntary services to families who would not qualify for services under traditional CWS criteria. All DR models share five general components: screening based on risk, voluntary provision of services, respectful engagement of families, community involvement, and a focus on prevention. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Differential%20Response%20PowerPoint%201023.pdf

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Pathways to College: Understanding the Psychosocial and System-Related Factors That Contribute to College Enrollment and Attendance Among Emancipated Foster Youth: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum, written for graduate social work students and child welfare workers, ...

This curriculum, written for graduate social work students and child welfare workers, is designed to improve the quality of care and services provided to children in out-of-home care. Understanding their pathways to college and identifying the factors related to educational achievement can hep inform program service delivery to youth currently in the foster care system. PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Merdinger_module_PowerPoint.pdf

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Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Provider Set:
CalSWEC Child Welfare
Enhancing Positive Outcomes in Transracial Adoptive Families
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This curriculum explores the experiences and challenges of transracial adoptive families with ...

This curriculum explores the experiences and challenges of transracial adoptive families with the goal of improving the qualityof services and supports provided to them. It also addresses the subset of transracial adoptive families who choose to maintan contact with their child's birth family. Handouts: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Transracial%20Adoption%20Handouts.pdf

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)