Public Child Welfare Training Academy

The Southern Region Public Child Welfare Training (PCWTA) Academy provides a comprehensive, competency based in-service training program for the public child welfare social workers of five Southern California counties (Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego). The training program consists of core, advanced, and specialized training classes and courses provided to approximately 2,000 child welfare social workers, supervisors, and managers. The Academy's curriculum is based on statewide practice standards and child welfare competencies, but it is also tailored to meeting regional training needs. The Academy program plan is implemented through a collaborative partnership by Academy staff, faculty, and directors from the above-referenced counties and three universities offering social work degree programs. They are Loma Linda University, California State University San Bernardino, and San Diego State University. The Southern Region PCWTA has training centers in both Oceanside and Riverside and is sponsored by the California Department of Social Services in cooperation with the California Social Work Education Council (CalSWEC).

For additional information on the Public Child Welfare Training Academy, you may contact them at 3600 Lime Street, Bldg. 4, Suite 424, Riverside, CA, 92501, or call (909)682-2580, or visit their website at PCWTA.