And We’re…Back to School!

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW

NASW-CA Membership Director

The beginning of the school year is upon us once again. It always surprises me how quickly fall comes up — and I’m going back out to meet new students at new programs. The years fly by as we welcome more and more professional social workers ..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…

Professional Development


The first group of workshops at the NASW-CA Annual Conference on Saturday, November 2 at the San Mateo Marriott will offer CEUs on a number of important and pertinent topics in social work today. 

Join our Technology Council Co-Chair Christa Tipton, MSW, as she presents, “Hoarding Behaviors: Insights and Innovations.” This session will address how ..Read More…

Council Reports

CADD CORNER: 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…



Please Join NASW-CA Region C at Oakland Pride!

2019 Oakland Pride Parade – Celebrate Diversity, Advocate for Social Justice

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 9:30 – Noon

Location: 14th St  & Jefferson Street, Oakland, California

(Parade heads down Broadway 14th St – 21st St)

RSVP Needed:

Wear your Social Work or NASW gear!

Please meet up between 9:30 ..Read More…

Other News

Get to Know Region A Director Curtiss Sarikey, LCSW, PPSC

Curtiss Sarikey is currently Chief of Staff with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and brings more than 30 years of experience in social work and education. He was most recently at the Stuart Foundation from 2016 to 2017 as Senior Director where he led work for the Foundation on educator leadership, labor management collaboration, ..Read More…