There are no words to adequately express our feelings about the tragedies that we’ve endured for the past week and beyond. Our hearts are heavy, our souls are strained, and many have expressed a paralyzing feeling of helplessness.

We are all going through this time in our own way, and still somehow, we ..Read More…


A Message from the NASW-CA Board President



By Dr. Sylvester Bowie

This is my first opportunity to say Happy Thanksgiving as your chapter president and board chair. While some of our members have had their faith tested as they have faced challenges including fires, unhealthy air, school closure and other activities that might question the desire to give thanks.

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A Silent Crisis



 Very few options exist in California for low-income families who care for the elderly with Alzheimer’s who could “wander”.

By Jason Bloome

Seniors are the fastest growing demographic age group in California. California’s Department of Finance predicts between now and 2026 the number of seniors 65 and older will grow by 2.6 ..Read More…

Other News

Tips and Resources for Online Students


By Maricella Kline, NASW-CA Membership Coordinator

Many people want to further their careers by earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree but for a variety of reasons attending an on-campus program is not an option. A 100 percent online MSW program allows these individuals the opportunity to advance their knowledge and ..Read More…


NASWCA San Luis Obispo Unit Annual Holiday Party

On Thursday, December 6th, the San Luis Obispo Unit will hold its Annual Holiday Party from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Each year we meet in December to network and honor a local non-profit. This year we are honoring the Grizzly Youth Academy.

Come one, come all to celebrate this holiday season with ..Read More…

Around the State

Six Social Workers Inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction



By Judith Lipsett

Members of the Hall of Distinction Committee at 2016 induction celebration.  Left to right front row Janlee Wong, Benjamin Cuellar, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Nancy Lim-Yee, Esther Gillies. Back row: Joseph Nunn, Catharine Ralph, Colleen Friend Not pictured: Frances Caple, Kim Gaghagen, Anita Harbert, Jim Kelly, Peter Lee. PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Tierney/Thrive Images ..Read More…