NASW Condemns Trump Administration’s Nationwide Removal Raids on Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is deeply troubled and concerned about Trump administration removal raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on migrant undocumented families. The raids, which began this weekend, will have devastating long-lasting harm on children, families and communities. The administration has ordered ICE to target undocumented asylum-seeking ..Read More…


Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Kurt Wellman

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

Kurt Wellman passed away late last year and when the NASW-CA family learned of his passing, many of us were deeply saddened. I first met Kurt as a very energetic BSW student at San Diego State University (SDSU). You couldn’t miss Kurt. He was an older student who ..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

NASWCA Budget Update

By Jacob Fraker, MSW Candidate, Social Work Intern

On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed and approved his very first budget as Governor of California for the 2019–2020 fiscal year. The Governor’s budget strikes a balance between making historic investments in our state’s most vulnerable populations and budget resiliency through fiscal responsibility. Governor Newsom’s ..Read More…