Parent-Child Separation on the Southwestern Border

Preventing Forced Child Adoptions and Important Advocacy Actions for Social Workers

By Karen Smith Rotabi, MSW, MPH, PhD

People who seek asylum from “Northern Triangle” countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have been suffering systematic human rights abuses on the Southwestern border. Specifically, the current Presidential administration’s “zero tolerance policy” has separated children from ..Read More…


Message from the Executive Director: Understanding Each Other

By Janlee Wong, MSW

The current controversy involving the incident with the Covington Catholic High School students, the Black Hebrew Israelites and Native Americans mirrors the political and racial divisions in our country today. High school students in Washington DC for a pro-life march, encounter others who are also expressing their opinion and views in ..Read More…



Strategic planning is a process that allows an organization’s leadership and membership to participate in setting its program goals and objectives. Every three years, the California Chapter reviews and updates its strategic plan using input from staff, leadership and members.

Click on the link below to review the draft 2019-2022 Chapter Strategic Plan approved for member ..Read More…


A Puzzle With Missing Pieces

MLTSS cannot succeed in California without integrating assisted living facilities.

By Jason Bloome

Managed Long Term Support and Services (MLTSS) programs are quickly expanding throughout the nation. More than 24 states have MLTSS programs which consist of State Medicaid Agencies providing capitated payments to managed care organizations (MCOs) for the provision of LTSS, often in ..Read More…


Virtual Ethics Round Table Event


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The National Association of Social Workers is hosting a free Virtual Ethics Round Table on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. During the live online broadcast, faculty, student, and field instructor panelists will examine the implications ..Read More…

Other News

Meet NASW-CA Legislative Coordinator Marisa Gonzalez

My name is Marisa Gonzalez. I am originally from Fresno, CA and attended the University of California, Irvine, competing as a track and field and cross-country athlete running the mile and 5,000 meters. 

I received my bachelor’s degree in history and will be attending law school in August, awaiting acceptances. My father is from ..Read More…

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Submit Your Social Worker Nominations!

Every year, the California Chapter of NASW honors individuals who have made significant contributions to social work. It’s time to submit your nominations!

These include social workers who have performed outstanding work in the past few years (Social Worker of the Year); social workers who have a lifetime of major achievements (Lifetime Award); non-social workers ..Read More…