FEATURE  Angelo  headshot                                        posted Aug 9

Transformative Social Work Leadership

By Angelo McClain, Ph.D, LICSW

Today, social work leaders must be visionaries, forward thinkers and innovators. They must adapt to change and cater to new innovations while respecting traditional methods. Above all, they must thrive in uncertainty.

As such, if they want to succeed, social work leaders must evolve and constantly rethink ..Read More…



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Please Contribute to these Disaster Relief Funds!


During the week of August 9 – 12, 2016 relentless rains fell and rivers swelled. Communities across South Louisiana flooded at historic levels. Even people living on high ground were forced to flee to makeshift shelters where they are being cared for by more fortunate neighbors.  Please click here ..Read More…

Political Action


Lobby Days Victories!

By Rebecca Gonzales, Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs

 Summer has arrived and so has the annual legislative recess. During the month of July, legislators have returned to their districts to meet with their constituents and to attend local events. At this point in the legislative process, bills that are still moving have ..Read More…

Professional Development

Council Reports

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Joint Council Meetings

Come to our joint Council Meetings to learn about them and get involved!

The American Red Cross, Disabilities and the Technology Councils will meet at the Burbank Marriott Daily Grill on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm at no charge!

Enjoy complimentary appetizers (no host dinner and drinks).

Please R.S.V.P. ..Read More…



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What’s in a Word? Culture

By Al Murdach, LCSW (retired)

This column explores the meanings behind words that are currently significant for social workers.  Today’s word is: “Culture.”

Social workers are currently bombarded with demands from the general public, employers, client groups, funders, academics, and social work authors that they must become more “culturally competent” in dealing with clients ..Read More…



NASW-CA 2016 Annual Conference: October 14, 2016


Join your fellow social workers at the NASW-CA 2016 Annual Conference on Friday, October 14 at the Marriott Hotel, Burbank CA. The conference schedule was designed to offer an affordable and diverse range of continuing education, professional development and networking opportunities for all!

Conference Highlights

Opening Keynote

Angelo ..Read More…

Other News


Addressing the Elephant in the Room

By Brian Kaufman

After hearing all the back and forth discussions regarding the modernization project I think it is time to address why this all needed to happen in the first place.

It is time that all of us as NASW members must address the proverbial elephant in the room.

The real issue that ..Read More…



Region I Update

By Paul McDonough

Hello Region I Members:

Effective July 1st, I resigned my volunteer roles as Director of Region I and member of the NASW California Chapter Board of Directors to focus on enjoying paternity leave. Since starting graduate school and joining NASW in 2006, I have been a local volunteer leader, moving up ..Read More…

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