Executive Director’s Message: Racism, When Will It End?

By Janlee Wong,
NASW-CA Executive Director

While recent events seem to indicate an increase in racism, we all know that it is ever present and must be fought continuously. The recent events involving Christian Cooper (NYC), Ahmaud Aubrey (GA) and George Floyd (MN) point to how imbedded racism is in American society and culture and how ..Read More…


Political Action

VOTING IS SOCIAL WORK: Permissible Election Activities Checklist For 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations

This year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. Let’s celebrate this centennial year by engaging in legal and professional voter engagement! Check out #VotingIsSocialWork ‘s Permissible Election Activities Checklist for more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2IwiMM7

A downloadable PDF version is also available here:

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Professional Development

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 2020 NASW National Virtual Conference

NASW’s 2020 Virtual Conference Registration is NOW Open

If you’ve never experienced an #NASW Conference before, now is your chance! Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’re a seasoned professional, find virtual sessions like “Social Workers Make a Difference: Addressing the #COVID19 Pandemic,” “How Can I Protect My Practice, Clients, and My Career ..Read More…

Council Reports


Open Bridges: CalAIM and the Use of In Lieu of Services Offers Hope For Thousands of the Elderly Who Could Benefit From Skilled Nursing Facility Diversion/Transition.

By Jason Bloome

California is currently requesting stakeholder input for their CalAIM proposal, an ambitious undertaking which will streamline the delivery of Medicare and Medi-Cal services with the ultimate goal of transitioning the state to Managed Long Term Support and Services (MLTSS).  One component of CalAIM, the use of In Lieu of Services (ILOS), will ..Read More…


Re-Opening your Private Practice: Interactive Discussion Forum

NASW recently released guidelines on re-opening your private practice in a COVID-19 world. However, we know that every practitioner is different and every practice has different needs. Join us for an interactive discussion forum on Thursday, June 7th at 7pm (via Zoom) as we address best practices for re-opening your office to see clients again ..Read More…

Other News

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Consuelo Gomez Lopez

January 27, 1928 – March 22, 2020

Dr. Consuelo (“Connie”) Gomez Lopez, mother of Omar Lopez and Shalini Mattina, passed away the morning of March 22 at Sunflower Gardens Memory Care in Santa Ana, California. She fought a lengthy, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease for nine years. She was 92. Despite her illness, her determination ..Read More…

Legal Issues

Stay Current: State Statutes on Child Welfare

From Child Welfare Information Gateway:

Stay Current on Your State’s Child Welfare Statutes

Every state has their own laws and statutes to protect children and youth. Learn what you need to know about your state and find out what other states are doing. Read and share the State Statutes series!

The following state statute summaries ..Read More…