Executive Director’s Message


By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

With the passage of the GOP tax bill, look for the GOP Congress to lead in 2018 with cuts to health and social programs to offset the cost of tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy.

While we know the theory behind the tax cuts is ..Read More…


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is Here!


Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). People of all ages deserve to live free from abuse. Strong social structures help to prevent elder abuse. The greatest risk factor for experiencing elder abuse is social isolation. By sustaining, enhancing, and creating policies and programs that strengthen social supports in our communities, we ..Read More…

Political Action

Council Reports


Social Workers as Advocates for Enlightened Twin Counseling



By Joan A. Friedman, PhD

For my social work field education in graduate school, I worked at community mental health centers that served Latino populations. These experiences helped me appreciate how social workers, more than any other helping professionals, are educated to be sensitive to cultural and societal differences. Since the birth ..Read More…

Other News

Fundraising Campaign Launched for Inaugural Isabel Yanez-Perez Scholarship

The Department of Social Work is launching a fundraising campaign to honor the memory of Professor Isabel S. Yanez-Perez. Professor Yanez was a well-known statewide consultant and trainer with over 25 years of administrative and direct practice experience in public health, education, and social services. She worked in the areas of substance abuse, ..Read More…


North Gateway Unit Presents Conference for Community Wellness

This two-day conference takes place August 3-4, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm in at 800 Shasta Drive in Redding, California

This 12 CEU conference will focus on trauma and community resilience. On Friday, we will learn from B. Liles, PhD about trauma-focused therapy, as well as child sex trafficking identification and ..Read More…

Around the State

Regional Leader Spotlight


Meagan Wallace, MSW, Region E- North County Unit Leader

Meagan is a recent MSW graduate from San Diego State University. She completed her undergraduate social work degree at Whittier College. During her time there, she was an active participant in the Social Work Council on campus and became the club’s president ..Read More…