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School to Offer Certificate for Social Work with Latinos

UC Berkeley has officially approved Berkeley Social Welfare's Social Work with Latinos (SWLC) Certificate, which will provide current graduate students the opportunity to enhance their “skills in culturally competent practices that improve the lives of Latino individuals, families and communities.” The SWLC will be the School’s first certificate program.

Based on the ongoing interest of Berkeley Social Welfare students, both past and current, as well as the social work profession’s growing demand for culturally and linguistically competent MSWs, the School has prioritized creating this dedicated study.

The SWLC will be open to students registered and enrolled in Berkeley Social Welfare’s MSW program who are in good standing. Spanish-language proficiency is required, and applicants will be expected to submit a statement describing their interest and experience in Latino social work.

The first cohort is expected to include 8-10 MSW students.

More information about the SWLC will be posted soon. Visit Berkeley Social Welfare’s Lifelong Learning webpage to learn more about continuing education opportunities offered by the School.

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