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…



HIPAA Phishing Email Alert

Social work practitioners should be aware of a recent phishing scam. On November 28, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued a listserv announcement warning covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email that disguises itself as an official communication from the Department. The phishing email is being circulated on ..Read More…



Stuck in Institutions

Very Few Seniors in California Benefit From the Money Follows the Person Program

By Jason Bloome

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration—established by Congress through the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act—provides state Medicaid programs the opportunity for seniors and disabled people to transition from nursing homes back to home or community-based ..Read More…

Other News

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Responses to the Federal Election

In response to the recent presidential election, many educational institutions and various organizations have published letters expressing their thoughts and opinions on the outcome.

Dean Marilyn Flynn of the USC Suzanne Dworack-Peck School of Social Work published an “Open Letter to Faculty, Students, Alumni and Friends of the School ( ..Read More…



NASWCA Region F Desert Cities Unit Report

Do You Have Enough Food for Your Next Meal?
What About Food for Tomorrow?

While you may be able to answer ‘yes’ to both of these questions, are you aware that 25 percent of the people in the Coachella Valley would, unhappily, answer ‘NO’?  Food insecurity and hunger are important ..Read More…

Around the State


Who’s Your Hero? Nominations Wanted for California SW Hall of Distinction

The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) is accepting nominations for the 2017 induction class of the California Social Work Hall of Distinction. Social workers who receive this distinguished recognition are, or were: 1) original founders of the profession by virtue of developing standards or programs, 2) those who made extraordinary contributions to professional ..Read More…