Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program

Title IV-E Program at CSU, Chico

History of Title IV-E

In 1990, deans and directors of California Schools of Social Work and the County Welfare Directors Association created the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) in order to improve the training of social workers for publicly supported social services. In 1992, CalSWEC entered into a contract with the California Department of Social Services to develop the Title IV-E MSW Public Child Welfare Training Program to provide financial aid and prepare students and graduates for careers in public child welfare. Years later in 2003, work began to develop a Title IV-E BASW program similar to the MSW program, and in fall 2004, the first Title IV-E BASW cohort began. Also developed over time, the Title IV-E BASW and MSW Pathway Programs (Distance Education), is a part-time-only distributed learning program that provides support for students who live in rural and remote regions of California and who are employees of county agencies.

Support for all of these students is provided through federal Title IV-E training funds managed by the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. About 400 stipends for full-time study are now available statewide. Tuition and other aid are provided to current social service employees for part-time study.

Visit our pages for more information about the Title IV-E MSW, BASW, and Pathway Programs.

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 Goals

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

Contact Information

Meka Klungtvet-Morano, MSW
Title IV-E Project Coordinator     
School of Social Work
CSU, Chico
Title IV-E Faculty & Staff