Document Category: University Partnerships

American Indian/Alaska Natives Curriculum Content Evaluation Guide

In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s competency-based education standards and social work competencies this curriculum content guide provides general information that social work educators should know when working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace Equity

This learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists explored research on experiences of workplace discrimination in child welfare and discuss strategies for university and agency partners to build towards more equitable workplaces. The panel discussion was followed by a small group peer-to-peer exchange …

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Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and Practice

Held on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through partnerships between schools of social work and child welfare training units in public and tribal child welfare organizations. Panelists shared examples from partnerships in Georgia and Minnesota.

Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involving four university social work programs in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services. The study included 245 stipend graduates and examined the program’s influence on their organizational commitment, professional identity, and intent to stay in the field.

Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy Guide

The BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to help identify and act on policy opportunities that will ultimately prevent and mitigate the Pair of ACEs and build community resilience to help children, families and communities thrive.

Reducing Disparities through Indigenous Social Work Education: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper highlights effective and inclusive education designed to address the dramatic overrepresentation of Indigenous families in North American public child welfare systems including a pathway to “decolonizing” social work education by honoring and integrating Indigenous knowledge into social work education to support culturally responsive child welfare.

CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California

The Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) sets national standards for the identification and assessment of competencies in the education of social work students through the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). This document details the competencies within EPAS for Title IV-E stipend recipients within California.