UCCF provides a 12-week CSW Foundational Academy that blends e-Learning, instructor-led trainings, facilitated skill labs, office days, and simulation exercises to newly hired Children Social Workers. Academy modules include California Common Core modules mandated for all new social workers employed in public child welfare agencies to be completed within their first year of hire. The Academy is facilitated by DCFS and UCCF anchor leads to model the collaboration between agency and university that is the hallmark of DCFS University. Instructors for individual modules within the Academy come from DCFS, UCCF, County Counsel, law enforcement, Mental Health, and other community partner agencies.


Click here for a list of CSW Academy modules