NASW Demands President Trump Immediately Stop Racist Tweets and Instead Unite Nation to Address Racism, Violence and Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is angered by President Trump’s recent racist tweets aimed at Baltimore and several women of color in Congress. We demand Trump stop making such comments immediately.

Instead, Trump should behave in a way fitting of the dignity and gravity of the highest office in the land ..Read More…


Executive Director’s Message: Traumatizer in Chief

By Janlee Wong

Social workers know all too well the cumulative and debilitating effects of trauma from birth to old age. We know full well how social determinants such as poverty, crime, dysfunctional families, bullying, health and mental health issues can block or divert one’s life and well-being.  Given a chance, many can overcome ..Read More…

Political Action

NASWCA 2019 Legislative Update

By Alejandro Contreras, MSW Candidate, NASWCA Social Work Intern

This year has seen a large amount of legislation. The total number of bill introductions for 2019 is 2,576: 1,799 Assembly Bills and 777 Senate Bills (not including constitutional amendments and resolutions). With Gavin Newsom taking the reins as Governor and California continuing to respond to ..Read More…

Council Reports

The Social Worker and Gun Violence

This is a statement on behalf of the NASW California Social Action Social Justice Council

Prepared by Sam Coleman, PhD, MSW, CSU Long Beach

We can play a crucial role in curbing gun violence if we educate ourselves about firearms and apply that knowledge in action guided by our profession’s strengths.

Every social worker reading ..Read More…


Other News

In Memoriam: Zeke Hasenfeld

By Stan Paul

Yeheskel “Zeke” Hasenfeld, a member of UCLA’s Social Welfare faculty for more than three decades, passed away Feb. 28, 2019, after a battle with cancer. He was 81.

Hasenfeld joined the faculty in 1987 following a post as professor and associate dean at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. ..Read More…