Announcements

PRACTICE ALERT: 2018 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

PRACTICE ALERT: 2018 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

 

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) is currently informing clinical social workers who are Medicare Part B providers whether they will be receiving a 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustment beginning January 1, 2018.

The 2018 penalty for two percent is for Medicare providers who did ..Read More…

NASW-CA EXTENDING DEADLINE FOR BIRDWOMAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

NASW-CA 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.

Graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a Council on ..Read More…

Help Needed for California Residents Impacted by Las Vegas Mass Shooting

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) is encouraging California residents impacted by the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas to apply for benefits.

A special application is available on CalVCB’s website. There were over 14,000 Californians in attendance at the concert and ..Read More…

Seeking Expert Panelists on Issues Related to Parental Abduction

Coverage in the media (print, broadcast and social media) and widespread use of AMBER Alerts have increased public awareness of parental abduction over the years.  From a policy perspective, there have been a number of policies implemented to address parental kidnapping on state, national and international levels, including but ..Read More…

Seeking Expert Panelists on Issues Related to Parental Abduction


Coverage in the media (print, broadcast and social media) and widespread use of AMBER Alerts have increased public awareness of parental abduction over the years. From a policy perspective, there have been a number of policies implemented to address parental kidnapping on state, national and international levels, including but not limited to ..Read More…

SAMHSA’S Disaster Distress Line

 

It is always essential to take care of our mental health, but especially during times of tragedy.  This email includes a few resources to share with staff and community members as well as a reminder, and tools, to practice self-care.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Line:  Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained ..Read More…

NASW Puerto Rico Chapter Sends Message Detailing Dire Situation on Island

 

On October 3, NASW Puerto Rico sent NASW National a series of cellphone text messages describing conditions on the island, from lack of power and water to suicides, and asked that NASW let social workers and others know of their plight. NASW will convey the chapter’s message to members of Congress who are ..Read More…

Board’s English as a Second Language: Additional Examination Time

 

Regulation for the Board’s English as a Second Language: Additional Examination Time (ESL Testing Accommodation), became operative on October 1, 2017.

Please visit http://www.bbs.ca.gov/bd_activity/regarchive_17.shtml for specific regulation text and other relevant documents.

Examination Candidates may now download the ESL Request for Testing Accommodation (90-day processing time) at:  ..Read More…

DACA Renewal Application Deadline is October 5!

  

CENTRAL VALLEY

·  Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton. 1106 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202.

San Joaquin, Stanislaus. (209) 812-0716 www.ccstockton.org

·  UFW Foundation 220 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Bakersfield, CA (661)324-2500 www.ufwfoundation.org

·  UFW Foundation 2409 Merced St, Fresno, CA 93721. Fresno, CA (559)496-0700

www.ufwfoundation.org

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

·  California Rural Legal ..Read More…

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