California Social Work Education Center

CalSWEC is the nation’s largest state coalition of social work educators and practitioners. Unique in its size and scope, the CalSWEC collaborative provides professional education, student support, in-service training, and workforce evaluation and research—all directed toward developing effective, culturally competent public service delivery to the people of California.
21 members | 9 affiliated resources

Shared Items

Children’s Social Worker Portfolio and Training Guide

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The purpose of this guide is to direct and support the professional development of new Children’s Social Workers (CSWs) during their first year of service with DCFS. The portfolio is a reference document for CSWs, as well as for Supervising Children’s Services Workers (SCSWs) and managers who supervise new workers, beginning with the CSW Core Training Academy and continuing through the end of the CSW’s nine-month probationary period.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment

Author: Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Training Academy for Children’s Social Workers

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 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.

Material Type: Full Course

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 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.

Material Type: Lecture Notes

Author: UCLA, Center on Child Welfare, Carole Bender, Director; Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services, Monica McCurdy, Training Coordinator

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 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.

Material Type: Assessment

Author: California Social Work Education Center

Implementation Science: Closing the Gap Between Innovation and Practice | Resource Guide Version 1.0

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This contains, among other things, a selected bibliography on implementation science; items describing some of the main implementation models and frameworks; citations of works that apply and test implementation science in real world settings; and links to groups, periodicals, and websites illustrating the uses of implementation science.

Material Type: Data Set

Author: California Social Work Education Center