NASW-CA President’s Message 

By Cathy Ralph

While being the NASW-CA Chapter President at this critical time in our country has come upon me unexpectedly (the confluence of both, not the reality of our separate election outcomes!), I’m also an instructor on the Field Team at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare and our School’s Title IV-E ..Read More…


An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members which is held every third Wednesday of the month from January through November 2017.

The monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject. There is no registration and members can join ..Read More…

Political Action

Professional Development

Council Reports


Do You Know the Problem with Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care?

By Eleanor Reid

Adolescence is a difficult time for many youth, yet it becomes even more challenging when there is pressure to emancipate from the foster care system. Further, transitioning out of the foster care system can be difficult without the adequate social support, education and stability. According to Scannapieco, et al. (2007), ..Read More…


14th Hawaii International Summit

NASW members receive a discount!

California CEUs are also available!

Please see below and visit www.ivatcenters.org for more information!

Other News

Spotlight on Distance/Online Learning: California State University, Long Beach

By S. Jolene Hui, LCSW, NASW-CA Director of Membership

Although online MSW are becoming increasingly popular due to the flexibility for working professionals, there is another, non-traditional, option that some often forget about: distance education.

While most online/virtual programs function solely with technology and through online courses, distance learning operates in-person at locations ..Read More…


Northern Gateway Unit Presents Law and Ethics Training

The Northern Gateway Unit of NASW will present Dr. Tsui LCSW, PSY.D, who will offer the Law and Ethics training.

The event is on February 27, 2017 at the Redding Library on 1100 Parkview, Redding, CA 96001 from 9 am to 4 pm.

The price for NASW members is $30 and for non members $ ..Read More…

Around the State


Looking for a way to celebrate American democracy on Inauguration Day?

Join fellow Social Workers in welcoming President Obama and his family to the Coachella Valley and thanking them for their service.

The Obamas arrive at the Palm Springs Airport Friday afternoon at 2:30pm. We will be there (corner of Ramon and Autry) with ..Read More…