School Orientations

By Janlee Wong

Late summer is the time of new class orientations at many schools of social work. The following address was given at the Fresno State University MSW I orientation August 21, 2018.

You’ve already decided to make an investment of time and money by going ..Read More…


Serve on a NASW Policy Statement Expert Panel

NASW is seeking members to actively serve on panels for the following policy statements. Panels will begin work in late 2018.

If you are interested in serving visit:  https://bit.ly/2HdCbhJ

Please respond by October 19, 2018.

Foster Care and Adoption Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Mental Health Sovereignty, Rights, and the Well-Being of ..Read More…

Political Action

Professional Development

Upcoming SPS Webinar – Register Now


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) individuals continue to face greater health threats and disparities than their heterosexual peers – issues of marginalization, stigmatization, and homophobia. LGBT individuals in rural environments continue to face greater psychosocial and health disparities compared to their urban LGBT counterparts. This is in addition to the challenges ..Read More…


Social Workers Creating Changes in Education


By Ashley Battle, Betsy Medina, Esmeralda de la Mora, Leticia Garcia, California State University, Long Beach

School suspension and expulsion, regarded a rigid approach to school discipline (Triplett, et al., 2014), have been correlated with higher levels of antisocial and negative behavior, including drug use, gang involvement, and an increased likelihood to ..Read More…



Dr. Josef Ruzek to Present Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training

Dr. Josef Ruzek, specialist in early intervention for trauma survivors who has been active in development and evaluation of early preventive interventions for disaster and terrorism survivors, returning Iraq War personnel, and patients seen in hospital trauma centers, will present at the ..Read More…

Other News

Examination Writers Sought

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is seeking qualified social workers to write questions for the licensing exams used in the United States and Canada.

Interested applicants must have both a degree in social work and a valid social work license, be currently practicing social work (teaching social work courses is also ..Read More…


NASW Santa Clarita Mixer on September 25

Come meet and greet other LCSWs and MSWs at our inaugural NASW Santa Clarita mixer on Tuesday, September 25, at 6:30 pm at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant.

We are excited to start networking and growing our group of LCSWs and MSWs in Santa Clarita. We will be introducing ourselves, reviewing our recent email survey responses, ..Read More…

Around the State

Welcome to the Profession Orientation

NASW-CA staff and volunteer leaders visit the new social work cohorts every fall. Here are some snapshots from around the state to start off the 2018-2019 school year.

NASW-CA Executive Director Janlee Wong (far right) celebrates Fresno State’s new MSW student orientation on August 21 with faculty. Left to right: Christopher Cole, Andrea ..Read More…