CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit

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The Title IV-E Summit combines the Title IV-E Student Day and the Title IV-E Field Institute, which prior to 2017 each convened separately.

The idea to combine these major conferences took shape during the summer of 2016; the CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit is the result.

The rationale for this innovation was to enhance networking opportunities, broaden statewide perspectives, and streamline logistics and event implementation. This new format and increased attendee base provide students the opportunity to:

  • learn from a variety of statewide perspectives,
  • hear from a spectrum of counties and field instructors, and
  • gain a richer understanding of the child welfare landscape. 

Watch the video below to learn more about the Title IV-E Summit!

Background and History of the Title IV-E Summit

  • The Title IV-E Student Day was designed to be an educational conference and networking opportunity for IV-E students throughout the state. First convened in 1998, Student Day was key to the IV-E student experience. Historically, the one-day event was directed by a student planning team and featured a keynote speaker, workshops centered around a theme, and vendors offering information related to child welfare social work practice, including NASW membership and county employment opportunities.
  • The Title IV-E Field Institute is considered by many as the Student Day equivalent for Title IV-E project coordinators, county administrators and supervisors, Tribal/Indigenous partners, and other stakeholders in the field. The Institute was designed to bring together key partners to gather knowledge, tools, and resources to enhance the delivery of field instruction to Title IV-E MSW students, while also focusing on a theme. CalSWEC hosted the Title IV-E Field Institute since June 2013.