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NASWCA 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 Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school ..Read More…

LGBT Mental Health and Aging Support Guide

Finding ways to grow and be healthy as you age is important. The journey of aging brings with it new stressors and opportunities, including some that are unique to the LGBT community.

Being LGBT does not automatically mean you will experience mental health challenges. However, as an LGBT elder, there are certain stressors ..Read More…


Debbie Wingate, MSW candidate from Region D

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW, Membership Director

By simply talking to Debbie Wingate, you can tell that she is passionate about the social work fiel

She has been working in the field for nearly 25 years since 1992. For the past four years she’s been ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: An Overview of the California Child Welfare Core Practice Model


By Virginia Hernandez, PhD

Executive Director, California Social Work Education Center

In 2012, California’s child welfare practice community initiated a collective effort to improve its service delivery system and outcomes for the children, youth and families it serves. On behalf of the County Welfare Directors Association and in partnership with the California Social ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: The Republican’s American Health Care Act and Pre-existing Conditions

Why aren’t we also talking about threats to mental health care?

By Jeffrey L. Edleson

May is Mental Health Awareness Month but reading the news of late you wouldn’t know it. It has felt more like Pre-Existing Condition Month.

The great public discussion of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as recently passed ..Read More…

Social Worker Leaders Selected for Induction into Hall of Distinction

Members of the Hall of Distinction Committee at the 2016 induction celebration.  

Left to right front row Janlee Wong, Benjamin Cuellar, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Nancy Lim-Yee, Esther Gillies

Back row: Joseph Nunn, Catharine Ralph, Colleen Friend

Not pictured: Frances Caple, Kim Gaghagen, Anita Harbert, Jim ..Read More…

Call for Nominations: 2017 Adoption Excellence Awards

The United States Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Children’s Bureau (CB) is pleased to announce that Adoption Excellence Awards nominations are now being accepted.  These annual awards recognize States, Tribes, agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in making contributions to providing permanency ..Read More…

California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon Offers Advice for Social Workers

“When I started in the nonprofit sector 15 years ago, I hadn’t studied social work. I had studied philosophy. But then I had to do budgets and outreach, and realized I needed a social worker, a budget person,” said California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to a group of ..Read More…