Our World is New Zealand

By Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

More than 50 people were shot and killed and many wounded at Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, a tragedy beyond comprehension for most human beings on the planet. 

Sadly the killer and his admirers have an evil and twisted mission born of hate and ..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…


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Political Action

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 Vote This Week

The House of Representatives is slated to vote THURSDAY, APRIL 4, on
H.R.1585, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of
2019, introduced by Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01).

H.R.1585 is a reauthorization bill that includes narrowly-focused
enhancements to address gaps identified by victims and survivors of
domestic and sexual violence and the ..Read More…

Council Reports

CADD Corner: HSU Social Work Students Power Real Community Change

By Drs. Jen Maguire and Pam Bowers

As we know, social work students help power real community change while earning their social work degrees. In Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work, students have multiple ways to engage in community change. Be it through community projects, research assistantships, internships, volunteering or participation in campus clubs, ..Read More…


What’s In a Word: Authority

By Al Murdach MSW (retired)

This column examines words which impact social work practice and are thus important for practitioners to ponder and explore. Our word for this column is: authority.

Authority is a word most social workers prefer to avoid when describing their relationships with clients. Other words such as nurture, care, support, encourage, ..Read More…

Other News

Eight CSULB Students Presented Peer-Reviewed Papers at International Conference

Six Second-year graduate students showcased their Theses Research and two first-year graduate students showcased their faculty-student collaborations in Las Vegas on Feb 25 and 26, 2019 through their peer-reviewed, scholarly presentations at the 22nd Annual Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference. 

To present his/her research project at the conference, each of the thesis ..Read More…


NASW-CA San Francisco Unit is Seeking Volunteers

The NASW-CA SF Unit needs your help!  We welcome new volunteers to help host 3 networking and continuing education events per year plus 1 social work month celebration.  There are also opportunities to host additional activities such as member surveys, social action events (e.g. attending marches), and more!

NASW-CA SF Unit volunteers:

meet in ..Read More…

Around the State

Fresno State MSW Student Wins Infographic Contest

Yenifer Gallegos-Mejia (center) is pictured with Tina Paddock, NASW-CA Image Council and Christopher Cajski, CalSWEC.

Congratulations to Fresno University MSW student Yenifer Gallegos-Mejia, winner of the 2018-19 CalSWEC Infographic contest!

Ms. Gallegos-Mejia received a check for $250 and her framed winning infographic of the contest topic “The History of U.S. Social Work as a Profession.” ..Read More…