Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Conversation about Race and Class in the U.S.

A Conversation about Race and Class in the U.S.

NASW-CA Social Action Social Justice Council

The recent protests in Ferguson and the growing movement against mass incarceration of people of color call on us to move toward multiracial unity and action. Join us in


What are our roles as social workers in the current race and class struggles going on ..Read More…

California BBS Update

Application processing timeframes has been updated
for the week of September 22, 2014 and can be found at:

A variety of information relating to the LCSW Licensing Requirements:

LCSW License Requirements

Navigating the LCSW Licensing Process

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Immigration Law and Enforcement: An Overview for Social Workers

The Chapter is pleased to announce the recent update
to the online course on immigration law, its enforcement, social practice and the humanitarian crisis of children at the border.

Title: Immigration Law and Enforcement: An Overview for Social Workers

Contributors: Eliana Kaimowitz, JD; Yali Lincroft, MBA; Ken Borelli, MSW, ACSW; Erin ..Read More…

Member Spotlight: Ben Cote, MSW Candidate from Region E

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, NASW-CA Membership Coordinator

Don’t mess with Ben Cote. He’s a social worker, a teacher, and… a black belt. Well accomplished in the field of social services, one of Cote’s achievements that he is most proud of is studying the martial art of aikido.

Growing up with Neurofibromatosis ..Read More…

Stuck in the Station

What is Happening With Long Term Support and Service
Rebalancing in California?

By Jason Bloome

Providing long term support and services (LTSS) in the least restrictive environment is the shared goal of recipients, payees, providers, physicians, social workers and other health care professionals with many positive outcomes: saving money, improving health ..Read More…

Scott Bowling Appointed to California BBS

Scott Bowling, 49, of West Hollywood, has been
appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Scott has been president and chief executive officer at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation since 1999.

“I am honored by this appointment to the Board of Behavioral Sciences and thank Governor Brown for his support,” said Bowling. “I ..Read More…

Mental Health Professionals & Dispute Resolution

Sonoma County’s Behavioral Health Division 
and the NASW-Sonoma Unit present:

Mental Health Professionals & Dispute Resolution

Friday, October 10, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
3333 Chanate Rd., Santa Rosa CA 95403

(Mary Jo Burns Room)

The presentation will describe opportunities available for Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the field of integrated ..Read More…

Red Cross Disaster Training Session

2014 Disaster Services Training Weekend

The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region is hosting a disaster training weekend to certify volunteers in different areas of expertise. Completion of these courses will also help volunteers become eligible for promotion in various disaster positions. 

Training will be held over two days on ..Read More…