For the last week we have all worried and watched helplessly as our communities are under attack. There are no words to express the sorrow we all collectively feel for those who have been so devastatingly impacted. I sense the immense grief in knowing our communities will never be the same. There ..Read More…


Tragedy in California


By Dr. Sylvester Bowie, Chapter President and Janlee Wong, Chapter Executive Director

It is hard to put into words the sense of sadness and feeling of powerless many must be feeling, given the multiple tragedies that have befallen California in recent times. Tragedies ranging from the mass shooting in a Thousand Oaks ..Read More…


Call for Proposals!


On March 19 -22, 2019, SWHelper will be hosting its second annual Global Social Welfare Digital Summit which is a completely online conference. Both presenters and attendees can participate from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Speakers get free access to all four days of the conference.


We are ..Read More…


What’s in a Word? Self-Determination


By Al Murdach, LCSW (Retired)

This column examines words which impact social work practice and are thus important for social workers to ponder and explore. Our word for today’s column is self -determination.

Since the early days of the profession, the concept of self-determination has occupied a central place in the value ..Read More…

Other News

2019 Law Changes: California Licensing Process Changes for LCSWs

In the coming year, there will be many law changes that you need to be aware of as a Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensee, registrant or applicant. While this document highlights some of the bigger changes, the Board highly recommends reading the bills referenced for greater clarity. The discussed changes become effective ..Read More…

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Social Workers Change Futures!


Thank you to all who participated in the 2018 Midterm Elections!

Whether you called voters, knocked on doors, posted on social media, talked with friends and colleagues, or just got out there to vote, your voice was heard. At least three of the NASW-endorsed competitive challengers have unofficial wins in their districts and all had ..Read More…