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Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings

Congressman Elijah Cummings
1951-2019

By: Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

Born in Baltimore, son of sharecroppers, Mr. Cummings graduated from a Baltimore high school in 1969, then from Howard University in 1973 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976.  His political career included the Maryland General Assembly and then in 1996 being ..Read More…

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New Addition to the NASW-CA Annual Conference Program

Julia Weber, JD, MSW, will present a workshop entitled, “Gun Violence Prevention: The Role of Mental Health Providers and Gun Violence Restraining Orders,” during the first group of workshop sessions (10:45-12:15) at the NASW-CA annual conference on November 2 at the San Mateo Marriott. 

The role firearms play in mass casualties, suicide, and domestic violence ..Read More…

Council Reports

CADD CORNER: Respecting the Inherent Dignity and Worth of the Person

By Laura S. Abrams, MSW, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs

I have begun to reflect more on these words in a time of divisiveness, blame, and unimaginable grief. If we are to honor and embrace the dignity and worth of all humans, including those on ..Read More…

Opinion

Transformative Moments: Resilience and Legacy

By Kathleen Bigsby, PhD, LCSW

Transformative Moments

As we approach the one-year anniversary of wildfires that impacted thousands of lives, I have found myself reflecting on this transformative moment. I believe it was nearly two months after the life-changing wildfire swept through Southern California when I truly felt the enormity of the experience. For 13 ..Read More…

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Meet the 2019/2020 NASW-CA Interns

Kendra Barnes

Hello! My name is Kendra Barnes. I was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California. From a young age my life aspiration was to change the world for the better. In the past, I thought that this would be most attainable by engaging in politics and studying economic policies. For this reason, after ..Read More…

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