How White Social Workers Should Respond to Charlottesville

White social workers who aim to follow the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics should check in with minority clients in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., violence and should take steps to educate themselves on the U.S. white supremacist movement, writes social work professor Elspeth Slayter.

She also recommends they ..Read More…


Message from the Executive Director

My Conversation with a Republican

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

For several of my columns since last November’s election, I’ve encouraged conversations with Republicans, particularly Trump supporters.  Based on a National Public Radio interview with Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), I’ve constructed the following imaginary conversation on health care.

WONG:  What about the ..Read More…


Political Action

2017 Has Been a Busy Year So Far


By Rebecca Gonzales

This year has been a particulary busy year for legislation, partially in response to actions by the Trump administration. Many members of the Democratic caucus have introduced bills as a way to protect against federal actions, especially in the areas of immigration and healthcare. The State Assembly also increased ..Read More…

Professional Development

Council Reports

NASW-CA’s Rehabilitation and Inclusion Council Report


Eric Escareno

In an effort to bring awareness to the forefront, and align previous and current reform efforts, the NASW-CA’s Rehabilitation and Inclusion Council would like to engage NASW members and Community members and partners.

The Rehabilitation and Inclusion Council seeks to promote and attain parity in career and higher education opportunities ..Read More…



Our Assessment of ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act

By Jose Castaneda, Lorrie Marino, Stephanie Panchig, Teresa Robles, Maggie Sebastian

As a matter of equality and social justice, we believe that there should be a standardized testing and funding for all states. A student may have a desire to be a successful member of society, but when the school system is not ..Read More…

Other News

CADD CORNER: South of the Border — Compassion

By Melinda Hohman, PhD

Most of us have seen the headlines and stories in the news regarding undocumented immigrants being arrested and taken away from their families, with the sole reason being that they were undocumented (Sacchetti, 2017). Usually the stories detail how they came to the U.S. as ..Read More…