Social Work Students Represent CSUSM at the CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit

Tara- Raquel

Tune in on April 20th at 9am on YouTube!

If you’re on Twitter, be ready to tweet your questions and comments to LIVE (@CalSWEC) using #2018IVESummit!

Raquel Amaro, a second year Master of Social Work student, and Tara Nimry, a first-year student in the Master of Social Work program, are this year’s Student Representatives for the California Social Education Center (CalSWEC) 2018 Title IV-E Summit.

The Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Program provides professional education and student support to graduate and undergraduate social work students preparing for the field of public child welfare.

CalSWEC’s mission is to facilitate and support statewide partnerships for the education and training of social workers to ensure culturally responsive, effective, and high-quality health and social service delivery to the people of California. Each spring, CalSWEC holds a Summit to bring together Title IV-E Stipend Program students, University, Agency, Tribal, and Community Partners. Student Representatives from 22 social work programs throughout California gather to plan the event.

The Summit is intended to link social work theory with applied practice while providing opportunities for a diverse group of child welfare stakeholders to network and learn from one another; Raquel and Tara will be among the 350 attendees to gather in San Mateo on April 19th and 20th. The Child Welfare theme for this year is Intersectionality: Examining Systemic Inequities & Collaborating for Change. Delivering the keynote address is Hon. Abby Abinanti, an enrolled Yurok Tribal member and Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribal Court.

Raquel and Tara are part of the Media Committee, whose primary goal is to promote the event on social media. The committee is also charged with developing a logo – which came via one of our very own, Tara Nimry!

In addition to the rigor of their MSW program, these enthusiastic students have been busy building event awareness and excitement and driving traffic to Facebook and Twitter, by actively encouraging other students in their cohort to follow CalSWEC on social media, comment on posts, share, and retweet. Raquel and Tara will also assist with integrating incoming questions from Twitter or Facebook during the live stream by sharing questions with presenters and in-person attendees in real time.

For more information, please email Lisa Carmosino at

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