Social Workers Endorse Hillary!

NASW’s Political Action for Candidate Election Committee (PACE) endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

Social workers can show their support for Clinton by downloading, printing and displaying this NASW Pace campaign logo. http://bit.ly/2eq44HI



Professional Development


NASW-CA Statewide Technology Council Teleconference

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event:   What are the Standards of Technology for Social Workers?  How do social workers define the use of technology as it relates to ethics, policy and practice?

Toll free:  1-888-450-5996  and  Participant Passcode:  273842

Council Reports


National’s Modernization Plan

By Natalia Salinas

This past summer the National Board voted to replace all our bylaws with a charter that grants them sole authority over all decisions for our association. This was done in part to implement National’s “Modernization Plan.” There is controversy over this significant change as chapters are now merely “advisory boards” rather ..Read More…



Do You Know Anything About Welfare Code 365.1?

By Yi Zhang, Carolina Ramirez, Lizeth Sebastian and Esteban Plata


America currently has the largest prison population in the world. Due to mandatory sentencing for drug offenses, the number of inmates increased from an estimated 500,000 in 1980 to 2.3 million in 2010 (Western & Pettit, 2010; Alexander, 2010). Discussions on mass incarceration ..Read More…

Other News



San Luis Obispo Unit Report

By L. Jeannette Davis, DSW, Secretary, SLO Unit 

On Thursday, October 27, the SLO Unit will hold its second fall meeting with Christine Pirruccello, MS, LMFT, as our presenter. Her talk is titled “Mental Health Evaluation Team: How We Serve the San Luis Obispo County” [1 CEU].

Ms. Pirrucello, manager of the team, moved to ..Read More…

Around the State


Historic Gift Presented to USC School of Social Work

Social work pioneer—and two-time USC alumna—Suzanne Dworak-Peck has given an historic $60 million gift to USC. Her gift will endow and name the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Her exceptionally generous gift cements the school’s standing among the discipline’s most innovative institutions, and will significantly bolster its profoundly important work in our ..Read More…