Executive Director’s Message


By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

With the passage of the GOP tax bill, look for the GOP Congress to lead in 2018 with cuts to health and social programs to offset the cost of tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy.

While we know the theory behind the tax cuts is ..Read More…


Request for Proposals: Creation of NASW-CA Chapter Informational Video


1.2. Statement of Purpose

The California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-CA) invites proposals to create a two to three-minute informational animated video regarding NASW.  The purpose of the video is to highlight NASW’s mission – to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and ..Read More…

Political Action

Professional Development

Free Webinar! The Licensure Process

Join us for a FREE WEBINAR on the CA Licensing Process with Membership Director, S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW. This process can sometimes be difficult to decipher but we will go through it step by step so that you are organized and have a plan to get through it easily and ..Read More…

Council Reports


What’s in a Word(s)? Social Work Identity

By Al Murdach LCSW (retired)

This column explores some of the meanings behind words that today have a significant impact upon the Social Work profession. Our words for today are: Social Work Identity.

Social Work has long been troubled by questions of identity, such as: What is Social Work? Who are Social Workers? ..Read More…

Other News


NASWCA Region A Report


Amy Appleton

The Petaluma Unit of Region A held a successful and informative CEU event on Thursday, April 26. We were fortunate to have Loralee Carter, LCSW, a trauma care specialist, who presented on her 15 months in Afghanistan where she worked for the US Government and provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for ..Read More…

Around the State

Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student


Infographic Contest winner Jo Chriselle Viray of USC is pictured with Tina Paddock, head of the NASW-CA Image Council.

Congratulations to Jo Chriselle Viray, the winner of the 2017–18 CalSWEC Infographic Contest!

Viray, an MSW student at USC, received $250 and her framed winning infographic depicting the contest topic “Key ..Read More…