About the Core for Social Workers Training Program
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in cooperation with the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) and the Statewide Curriculum Development Oversight Group (CDOG), has developed standardized curricula in the Core for Social Workers ("Core") program to be used statewide for the mandatory training of child welfare social workers and supervisors. Instructors are experts in the field of child welfare who use a variety of teaching methods based on adult learning theory and best practices.
Who Should Attend
Core for Social Workers is intended for new child welfare services staff, staff transitioning into new job responsibilities and/or experienced workers who have not received formal training in the standardized core subject areas.
Core for Social Workers fulfills primary standardized core curricula requirements and includes six total modules consisting of 18 classes, 10 eLearnings and 5 field activities to be completed over a six-month period for standard cohorts or a two-month period for fast track cohorts. Classroom days are blocked together and held each month with a duration ranging from 2 to 4 days per month. Participants must complete all Core requirements (classroom, eLearnings and field activities) to receive a certificate of completion and meet state training requirements (all requirements must be completed within 12 months of hire).
Additional Training Requirement for Core: CWS/CMS Training
There is now a CWS/CMS training requirement for Core in addition to the sequence of classes, eLearnings and field activities. The CWS/CMS training requirement is fulfilled by completing the first day of our CWS/CMS for New Users training; however, it is strongly recommended that you complete all four days of the training. Students who are not from Consortium counties may register for CWS/CMS for New Users online here. Students from Consortium counties may register online here.
How to Enroll
To enroll, select the title of the course you are interested in, review the course details, then click the "Enroll Now" button. You’ll be redirected to the California Child Welfare Training System (CACWT), where you will be required to log in to your account and follow the prompts to complete your registration. If you do not have a CACWT account, please contact your county training coordinator to request a profile be created for you.
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