School of Social Work

About Calswec

CalSWEC, the California Social Work Education Center, is the nation's largest state coalition of social work educators and practitioners. It is a consortium of the state's 21 accredited social work graduate schools, the 58 county departments of social services and mental health, the California Department of Social Services, and the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

CalSWEC Mission

CalSWEC is a partnership of the schools of social work, public human service agencies, and other related professional organizations that facilitates the integration of education and practice to assure effective, culturally competent service delivery and leadership to the people of California.

CalSWEC's Mission is supported by the following Goals:

  • Preparing a diverse group of social workers for careers in human services, with special emphasis on child welfare, mental health, and aging fields
  • Defining and operationalizing a continuum of social work education and training
  • Engaging in evaluation, research, and dissemination of best practices in social work


CalSWEC Title IV-E Stipend Program Information and FAQs


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