Every child has a right to a permanent home for his or her care and upbringing.
A caring family is the best and least restrictive environment for raising children.
A wide range of parenting practices, varying as a result of ethics, cultural, community, and familial differences, can provide adequate care for children
The goal of child welfare is to promote the health and safety of children and their development toward a positive, productive adulthood.
In the circumstances of danger to a child, the state has a right to intervene in family affairs to protect the child. In such circumstances, the safety of the child takes precedence over the rights of the parents.
Every reasonable effort should be made to preserve and strengthen a child's existing family before an alternative placement is considered.
Services must be available , accessible, timely, and effective.
California Child Welfare Curriculum Competencies Foundation Competencies (First Year)
Ethnic Sensitive & Multicultural Practice
Core Child Welfare Practices
Human Behavior & the Social Environment
Advanced Competencies (Second Year)
Child Welfare Practice
Advanced Child Welfare Practice
Human Behavior & the Child Welfare Environment
Child Welfare Policy, Planning, & Administration
The Title IV-E MSW program is comprised of 60 units of coursework. MSW students in the full-time program take four courses per semester or eight courses per academic year. All courses must be completed with at least a 'B' grade.