Monthly Archives: September 2014

Can Seniors Choosing to Live in Continuing Care Residential Communities Lose Their Autonomy?

Can Seniors Choosing to Live in Continuing Care Residential Communities Lose Their Autonomy?

A reading of the Herriot case (8/26/2008) makes
clear they can. AB 2171 (Wieckowski) will make sure that will not happen.

By Lillian L. Hyatt, MSW, resident of a CCRC and AARP Policy Specialist on CCRCs

There was a fierce struggle going on in the California legislature over AB ..Read More…

DHCS UPDATE: Behavioral Health Treatment Services Draft SPA & APL

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
intends to provide Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) services as a covered Medi-Cal benefit for individuals 0 to 21 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder to the extent required by the federal government.  DHCS will seek federal approval to provide BHT as it is defined by ..Read More…

Nancy Humphreys and David Kessler set to Keynote NASW-CA Annual Conference in Burbank

Registration deadline is October 3rd.
Early birds register by September 5th for maximum savings!

Join your fellow social workers at the NASW-CA 2014 Annual Conference on Friday, October 24 at the Marriott Hotel, Burbank, California.

The newly revamped conference schedule was designed to offer an affordable and diverse range of continuing education, professional ..Read More…

WOMEN’S COUNCIL: The Board of Behavioral Sciences and Social Work Values

By Marilyn Montenegro

Why does the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) treat people with criminal convictions in a disparate and disrespectful way? Why do they fail to provide access to information about licensing criteria that is clear and easily understood?

Why does the social work profession, which is committed to service, justice ..Read More…

From the President

Summer Events and the Beginning of Fall

By Shirley Gentilini, MSW, LCSW

This September, I extend well wishes to those students returning to school and also to those who are just beginning on their academic journey. Those of us who are members of NASW will have the opportunity to interact with students ..Read More…

NASW Briefs: Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Elder Abuse 

Attention: NASW-CA Members

NASW Social Justice Brief:  Unaccompanied
Migrant Children: Overview and
Recommendations (PDF)

NASW Practice Perspective:  Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation 
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