Crossing the Divide


Zander Keig (center at end of table) a Coast Guard veteran and a board member for the Transgender American Veterans Association, attends its meeting in Washington.

“It now feels as though I am on my own,” says Zander Keig, 52, who is from San Diego and a NASWCA member.

As a Coast ..Read More…



Ron Dellums, MSW

By Janlee Wong, MSW

A great historical social worker, Mr. Ron Dellums, 82, passed away July 30, 2018.

One of the great stories I heard Mr. Dellums tell is how he began his career in social work. He received his MSW from the School of Social Welfare at University of ..Read More…


NASW-CA Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19 Birdwoman Scholarship



NASW-CA Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19 Birdwoman Scholarship

NASW CA will provide up to TEN $1,000 scholarships to Native American undergraduate or graduate social work students in California.

Applicants must be a member of NASW or join NASW to apply.

Graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a ..Read More…

Political Action

Professional Development


The first group of workshops at the NASW-CA Annual Conference on Friday, October 26 at the LAX Marriott will offer CEUs on a number of important and pertinent topics in social work today. 

Join our Technology Council Co-Chairs Ruby Guillen, MSW and Christa Tipton, MSW, ..Read More…


A Broken Hammer and Bent Nails: Better Tools are Needed for Nursing Home Transition to Succeed in California


By Jason Bloome

Of the approximate 100,000 patients on long-term Medi-Cal in California skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), at least 11,000 have low level care needs that could be met by community-based residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) according to a legislative analysis.

The number of patients unnecessarily institutionalized could be closer ..Read More…

Other News

NASW-CA Announces Annual State Award Winners

SACRAMENTO, CA – NASW-CA announced the 2018 award winners for their annual state awards that will be presented at their annual conference at the LAX Marriott on Friday, October 26.


Zander Keig, LCSW, is this year’s Social Worker of the Year. A proud veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he served ..Read More…

Around the State

NASW Staff and Leaders Attend the SAMHSA Voice Awards


NASW Staff and Leaders attend the SAMHSA Voice Awards at UCLA Royce Hall on August 8, 2018.

From left: NASW Senior Public Relations Specialist Aliah Wright; Past NASW President Suzanne Dworak-Peck; NASW-CA Director of Membership S. Jolene Hui; and  NASW-CA Board Member Tina Paddock/