Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Massacre in Charleston: A Message from NASW-South Carolina Chapter

The Massacre in Charleston: A Message from NASW-South Carolina Chapter

The National Association of Social Workers, South Carolina Chapter, extends its heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of the victims of the massacre at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church. 

When a hate crime such as this happens in our state, it happens to all of us. Our hearts hurt. Our minds try to ..Read More…

BBS Notification of Continuing Education Regulation Changes

As of July 1, 2016, there were changes to continuing education (CE) regulations that impact both CE providers and California licensees.

One of the changes is that, as of July 1, 2016, the BBS will no longer approve continuing education providers. Instead, the following California Board recognized “National CE Approval Programs” have been designated ..Read More…

Women’s Council Report: Who We Exclude from Social Work

By Marilyn Montenegro

Did You Know?

The consequences of a criminal conviction are so severe and enduring that they effectively challenge one’s fundamental status as a member of society. One in four adult Californians has a criminal history. Many seek social work services and many seek to become social workers. People with ..Read More…

Help Shape the ASWB Social Work Practice Analysis and the Future of the Social Work Exam Content Outlines!

The Association of Social Work Boards is currently in the planning phase of the 2015-2017 Practice Analysis.
The Practice Analysis will provide a picture of the current state of social work practice in the U.S. and Canada and will be used to update the test blueprints for the ASWB licensing exams.

ASWB is ..Read More…

LCSW Position Available

St. Anthony’s Medical Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Southern California, seeks a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide short-term, structured, evidence-based interventions and case management as part of an overall treatment plan. Must be licensed, bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Please send cover letter, resume and references to No phone calls please. Salary dependent on ..Read More…

For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study

Bullying starts as early as elementary and middle school, and occurs more frequently for students who later identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, a new study suggests.

The study found that from fifth through 10th grade, children who later identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual were nearly twice as likely to be victims ..Read More…

From the Executive Director: A Promise Unkept

By Janlee Wong, MSW

Recently, the California State Senate debated Senate Bill 4 (a NASW Lobby Days bill) which would provide Medi-Cal to undocumented children and open the Covered California Healthcare Exchange to the undocumented (with no federal subsidy).  Typically, Democrats voted for the bill and most Republicans against it.  This ..Read More…