Social Work Organizations Oppose Repeal of Affordable Care Act


National Association of Social Workers and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care say no individual or family should lose access to health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed our health care system and extended health insurance coverage to over 20 million individuals.  ..Read More…


What We Believe

By Janlee Wong

While Americans are split about many actions that Trump has taken, for social workers it’s always best to fall back on the NASW Code of Ethics to guide us. We fight for human beings regardless of their race, creed, religion or national origin. We shouldn’t start dividing up humans by any ..Read More…


New Chapter Award Announced!

NASW-CA is now accepting nominations for Organization of the Year!

This award will honor an organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of social work.

Organization of the Year joins Social Worker of the Year (social workers who have performed outstanding work in the past few years); Lifetime Achievement Award (social workers ..Read More…

Political Action

Professional Development

Request for Student Research: 2017 Research Award for MSW Students

The 2017 Research Awards for MSW Students encourages and supports student research that will contribute to the evidence base for policy and practice for public human services. This enables recipients to showcase their project/thesis and recognizes them for their work. Award recipients may be invited to present their research project/thesis findings to the ..Read More…

Council Reports


What’s In a Word? Poverty

By Al Murdach, LCSW (retired)

This column explores the meanings and implications of words important to social workers. Our word for today is: poverty.

Since its beginnings, social work has always had an interest in alleviating poverty and destitution.

Although variously defined, poverty refers to a condition of life in which people lack sufficient ..Read More…


Other News

Protect Yourself Against a Client Data Breach!

Client data protection is important. As you use many methods to transfer, store and protect your clients’ private information, many of the electronic commerce platforms used are vulnerable to cyber security breaches: computers, laptops, cell phones and office files.  Security breaches can also happen to platforms owned by other companies, a third party, placing the ..Read More…


Region F Desert Cities Unit Report

Unsure of What You Can Do to Support Social Justice?

Join fellow Desert Cities social workers and allied professionals to discuss effective advocacy approaches that support our client communities. The group will hold a Focused Conversation about our greatest concerns and hopes for a better future. The conversation will conclude with specific ..Read More…