The California Child Welfare Resource Library was founded to provide up-to-date educational materials for knowledge and skill building to the state's schools of social work, the county public child welfare agencies and the regional training academies and centers to promote best practices and advocate for families and children who use the child welfare system.


The California Child Welfare Resource Library was created by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) in 1995 as a mail order facility to fulfill the mission's goals. The two most important ways the Library fulfills these needs are by purchasing new materials to expand the scope of resources available to our partners, and by acting as the central dissemination point for CalSWEC curriculum development projects.

Recognizing that the education of future social workers and the continuing education of social work practitioners is of paramount importance to the quality of living in California, the Library strives to provide the highest level of support to patrons so that they will be prepared to work with and for the children who are the future of the Golden State.

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Last modified: 22 April 2013