News about IV-E Stipend Schools

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Here's news about the schools of social work in CalSWEC's consortium:

  • The July/August 2017 issue of Fostering Families includes the article “Keeping Kids Connected—Let’s ‘Age Out’ the Term ‘Aging Out’” by Imahny Walker, M.S.W., a 2017 graduate of, and Eileen Mayers Pasztor, D.S.W., a professor at California State University, Long Beach School of Social Work

    The article reflects research Ms. Walker, currently a children’s social worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, did for a two-semester master’s thesis course in which she analyzed independent living policies and programs. Read the article.

  • Humboldt State University celebrated the graduation of its original Title IV-E Pathway Program cohort. “Last May we had the first of the original Pathway students graduate with her MSW, and this May [2017] we had three more of the original Pathway participants graduate,” reports Pathway Project Coordinator Michelle Rainer. “This is a great accomplishment after eight years!” Read the story.
  • The Los Angeles area schools of social work and Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services provide support to students through both CalSWEC and University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF). Read more about their partnership in their June 2016 newsletter.
  • California State University, Long BeachPractice Makes Perfect: Social Work Simulation Lab (third story from top of page) | January 2016: The School of Social Work at CSU, Long Beach offers its unique simulation lab for training its social work interns. “It’s a different world than sitting in a classroom pretending to be doing a visit,” says Director  Nancy Meyer-Adams.  “It is a safe space for students to practice their skills before meeting with families that may need their help. … When students are in the lab, there’s always a coach or mentor within the scene who is able to provide immediate feedback about the scene and the intern’s actions.”