Monthly Archives: March 2016

Region F Unit Celebrates Social Work Month

Region F Unit Celebrates Social Work Month

By Tarrisyna Bartley, LCSW , NASW IEU Chair

In honor of Social Work Month, the NASW IEU, Region F held their monthly meeting and celebrated with an event with over 50 participants on Monday March 7, 2016 at InnovAge Greater California PACE in San Bernardino.

We wanted to recognize ..Read More…

In Memoriam

Festus O. Webley

Earlier this month, Festus O. Webley, retired DPSS manager, passed away.  He was just a couple of weeks away from celebrating his 90th birthday. A funeral service was held on March 7 at the Crestlawn Mortuary and Memorial Park in Riverside, California.  (image at right: Festus Webley and his ..Read More…

Two Surveys: Which One is Telling the Truth About Excessive Monthly Care Fee Increases?

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

What caused residents to revolt against a very large monthly care fee increase? In a Northern California high-end CCRC, a very large increase (5.5 percent) was foisted on the residents. At the same time, the ..Read More…

2016 Chapter Elections: Candidate Statements

Virginia Ballantyne

Virginia Ballantyne, MSW, is currently employed as a social worker with Santa Clara County Adult Protective Services. Virginia developed her interest in social justice as a result of being on the receiving end of service provision. She attributes her empathy and dedication to providing quality service and advocacy for vulnerable ..Read More…

Social Work Month 2016: Forging Solutions Out of Challenges

Our nation’s more than 600,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent.

They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our nation a better place to live.

We celebrate ..Read More…

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS RECRUITMENT INFORMATION for American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Responders

The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) is client-facing throughout the entire disaster cycle of preparedness, response and recovery.  DCS response provides relief when disasters strike for those affected by residential fires, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, transportation accidents, terrorist attacks, mudslides and other man-made and natural disasters 24 hours a day, 365 days-a-year ..Read More…


By Janlee Wong

Are you angry? The phenomenon known as Donald Trump can be summarized in one word: ANGRY!  It makes sense. The Donald is an angry man when he gets on stage.  Just like in the movie Network, he exudes, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to ..Read More…