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…


NASW-CA Announces Annual State Award Winners

Larry Schallert

SACRAMENTO, CA—NASW-CA announced the 2019 award winners for their Annual State Awards that will be presented at their annual conference at the Marriott in San Mateo on November 2.

This year’s Social Worker of the Year, Larry Schallert, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Diplomate of Clinical Social Work and holds a Pupil ..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

Respecting the Inherent Dignity and Worth of the Person

By Laura S. Abrams, MSW, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs

I have begun to reflect more on these words in a time of divisiveness, blame, and unimaginable grief. If we are to honor and embrace the dignity and worth of all humans, including those on ..Read More…



2019 AHA Circle of Life Awards

NASWCA Executive Director Janlee Wong (third from left) recently represented NASW with other sponsors at the 2019 AHA Circle of Life Awards in San Diego.

Other News

Meet Kyla Gilmore, NASW-CA Membership Coordinator

My name is Kyla Gilmore and I’m currently in my advance year of the Master of Social Work program at California State University Stanislaus. I’m originally from San Bernardino, but currently residing in the Central Valley. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, with a minor in psychology at the University of California, ..Read More…