Monthly Archives: January 2014

Social Workers Encouraged to Promote Consumer Enrollment in ACA Health Plans

One out of every six Americans is currently living without insurance. Close to 80 percent of the uninsured are in working families. Affordable health care insurance is now available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchanges.

Consumers can enroll in ACA health insurance plans and until March 31. The Obama administration is ..Read More…

CPT Codes Now Posted on NASW National Website

The national office continues to receive member requests by the postal service for a list of CPT codes.  For your information, all CPT codes are now posted on the national office’s website and may be downloaded free by members at the following link at

This is a reminder that due to the American ..Read More…


Is Legal Always Ethical: Drug Policy and Social Work

 By Marilyn Montenegro

Did you know?

Local law enforcement receives increased funding for increased arrests for drug offenses (e.g., possession for use). There is no additional funding for arrests for rape, domestic violence or aggravated assault. Often the mandated minimum sentence for ..Read More…

Region A: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, Del Norte

San Francisco Unit Report

By Mark Thoma, LCSW

From the San Francisco unit, 新年快樂, Gong Hey Fat Choy! We are looking forward to an active 2014 and our volunteers are now planning networking and CEU Events. Our first event will honor Social Work Month with a CEU and networking event on Thursday, March ..Read More…

Region B: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo

Silicon Valley Unit Report

By Chris Lum

The Silicon Valley unit is calling all outstanding social workers. Complete your nominations for an outstanding social worker in 2013! Visit and attend our annual Social Work Month Celebration on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm. The event is at the Martin ..Read More…

Region F: San Bernardino/Riverside, Orange County, Palm Desert

Orange County Unit Report

By Leslie Wind

The NASW Orange County unit has continued to offer high quality CEU presentations. To date, we have enjoyed two presentations — “Winter Wellness: Managing Stress through Mind and Body” by Golnaz Agahi, MCSW, MPH; and “Assessment and Treatment of Hyposexual Desire” by Todd Creager, LCSW. We ..Read More…