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California State University, Long Beach
Child Welfare Training Centre

More About the Centre


The CWTC is one of six universities in Southern California which make up the Inter-University Consortium on Child Welfare (IUC), a unique, collaborative Title-IV E training program commited to the preparation of newly-hired DCFS Children's Social Workers and the on-going education and professional development of the Department's staff.

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS), the Inter-University Consortium , comprised of the graduate programs of social work at CSULB, California State University Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, California State Univeristy Northridge and California State University Dominguez Hills, works to increase the professional skills and knowledge of Los Angeles Couty public child welfare workers. Established in 1991, the IUC develops and supports specialized training centers located at each university. The project provides in-service and specialized training to case-carrying social workers, staff who support case-management personnel, management staff, administrative staff, and specialized pre-service for MSW students.

In addition to our partnership with the Inter-University Consortium and Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services, the CWTC has been successful in securing numerous local, statewide and national projects including the W.K. Kellog Foundation Interdisciplinary Training Project, Long Beach Juvenile Crime Prevention Project, OCAP Consumers' Perception Research Project, Stevenson-YMCA Community Schools and the CalSWEC Ethnographic Risk Assessment Training and Research Project.

For additional information regarding the CWTC, please e-mail Monica Malin:

Our Mission

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The Child Welfare Training Centre is committed to training excellence, bringing practical and family centered knowledge and techniques to both new and experienced child welfare professionals and assuring that emerging child welfare trends are integrated into best practice curricula.