Monthly Archives: August 2017

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is Not the Answer to the No Child Left Behind

 

 

By Jose Castaneda, Lorrie Marino, Stephanie Panchig, Teresa Robles and Maggie Sebastian

We found that the major complaints with the previous education policy, NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Act, were the emphasis on standardized testing as a way to assess each student’s academic performance, as well the overall assessment of each ..Read More…

New Practice Alert!

Ther is a new practice alert that informs clinical social work providers of the impending Medicare number changes for beneficiaries beginning April 1, 2018.

http://www.socialworkers.org/assets/secured/documents/practice/Clinical/PRA-FL-45717.MedicareCodeChangesFL.pdf.

This change will impact reimbursement for clinical social workers who will need to provide new Medicare numbers on their claim forms in order to avoid payment denials.

Red Cross Initiating Direct Deployment for DMH Volunteers: Call to Action

The tremendous and lingering impact of Hurricane Harvey storm will call for even more deployments of volunteers including Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteers to meet the needs of the clients.

If you are available to deploy, this is possible through the Direct Deployment Process. Professionals who are DMH-eligible (but not currently Red Crossers) ..Read More…

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE APPROACHING FAST!

Register for the NASW-CA annual conference before Thursday, August 31 for maximum discounts!

This year’s conference will be held October 20-21 in San Mateo at the Marriott Hotel and features renowned ethics expert Dr. Frederic Reamer (keynote speaker and workshops), a variety of wonderful workshops, pre-licensure courses, and a 2-day licensure test prep course.

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Meet Your 2017 NASW-CA Student Directors

 

 

Student Director North: Therese Gonzales

I am your Student Director North. I am currently a second year Title IV-E MSW student at Cal State East Bay. For foundation year of MSW, I did my internship at Silicon Valley Children’s Fund where I worked closely with high school students in reaching their educational and ..Read More…

NASW Practice Alert 

 

NASW has published a new practice alert informing clinical social work providers of the impending Medicare number changes for beneficiaries beginning April 1, 2018. The change will impact reimbursement for clinical social workers who will need to provide new Medicare numbers on their claim forms in order to avoid payment denials.

For details, please ..Read More…

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