Executive Director’s Message

Save the Children: Families Belong Together

By Janlee Wong

As the nation continues to witness the chaos resulting from the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from their parents when they enter the U.S., many organizations, ..Read More…


Traveling this Summer? Don’t Forget Your Continuing Education!

The NASW-CA Chapter Online CE Program offers continuing education courses in a variety of formats to suit different learning preferences, including course PDFs and other portable formats for learning on the go.

The Online CE program includes courses in five different learning formats, depending on the material covered:

Book-based and text-based courses offer ..Read More…

Political Action

Professional Development

Build the Future of Social Work: Become a Mentor

By Bruce Friedman

NASW-CA membership committee is launching a pilot mentor program that will help build the future of the profession. The mentoring program will match seasoned social workers (those who have been in the field for at least 10 years) with social workers who graduated within the past six years, or who ..Read More…

Council Reports


The Soul of the Poor: Social Work and the Wholeness of Humanity

This article reflects on the use of the word “poor” and an introduction of the term “soul” as a missing factor for consideration in social work practice. The examination of “soul” allows for a more complete understanding of the wholeness of the humanity we seek to serve. This article is a reminder that words continue to be powerful and that they impact significantly social work practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. With all of our calls for social justice and fairness social workers are reminded that we must constantly be on guard not to stereotype or dehumanize low-income populations that we have pledged to assist by using words such as “poor” against them. This is something we all profess to know, but often in the haste of our work, we forget.


Registration is Open for NASW-CA Annual Conference

Registration is open and it’s not too early to register for this year’s NASW-CA Annual Conference!

This year’s conference will be held October 26-27 at the LAX Marriott Hotel. 

Registration deadline is September 26. Early bird deadline is September 7.

On your way to licensure? We are offering courses that fulfill the pre-licensure ..Read More…

Other News

Around the State

Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) Annual Conference Recap


Molly Zive staffs the NASW-CA exhibit table at the recent NSWM Annual Conference in San Diego.

By Molly Zive, LCSW

On June 14, more than 400 human service professionals gathered on San Diego State University’s campus to attend the Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) 29th Annual Management Conference. This year’s theme ..Read More…