Social Workers Get Tips From Sex Trafficking Survivor

Social service providers in California’s Mendocino County are learning how to spot potential victims of sex trafficking from someone who’s been there. In her training sessions, survivor Elle Snow says her vulnerability resulted from sexual molestation at home and lack of help from authorities, conditions often shared by children in foster care.

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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.

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We Need YOU to Take BBS Survey

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) is conducting a survey of BBS registrants and licensees, as well as behavioral health agency directors. This survey is voluntary and anonymous. The purpose of the survey is:

To gather information about different types of work settings in which clinical services (assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment) are provided; and, To ..Read More…

Political Action

Council Reports

Updates from the Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council


By Nancy Lim-Yee, LCSW

The Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council (APISWC) has been busy during the past six months planning and hosting various activities for its members.  The APISWC’s Steering Committee continues to meet on the third Sunday of each month to plan the activities of the Council.

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The Opportunity for Collaboration through Mobile Technology




By Stephen Shrank

One of the biggest strengths of social work is the vast amount of workers daily traversing nearly every neighborhood of a given metropolitan area. However, a weakness has been a lack of collaboration and consolidation of the knowledge, resources and observations of these workers.

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Register for the 2017 NASW-CA Annual Conference

It’s not too early to register for this year’s NASW-CA Annual Conference!

On the licensure track? We are offering licensure courses needed to become an LCSW: Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependency, Aging and Long-Term Care, Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting, and Human Sexuality.

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Other News



NASWCA will provide up to TEN $1,000 scholarships to Native American undergraduate or graduate social work students in California.

• Applicants must be a member of NASW or join NASW to apply.
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