Monthly Archives: July 2016

L.A. County to Review Five Years of Child Deaths

L.A. County to Review Five Years of Child Deaths

By Elizabeth Green

In a recent Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors grappled with the contentious issue of how to fund a homelessness initiative before hearing a brief presentation about the county’s child protection efforts.

After more than four hours of public comment, Los Angeles County CEO Sachi Hamai finally delivered a ..Read More…

BBS Requirements to Treat Couples and Families

Effective January 1, 2017, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, prior to commencement of couple or family treatment, shall obtain written confirmation from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (Board) that he or she meets State requirements to treat couples and families, and shall provide a copy of this written confirmation to clients.
Additionally, a ..Read More…

NASW-CA’s Rebecca Gonzales Receives Gilman Wells Award

The NASW Council of Chapter Executives (COCE) is proud to announce the 2016 Chapter Awards winners.  Terry Werner, BSW, is the 2016 Outstanding Chapter Executive Director of the Year.  Terry is the Chapter Executive Director for the Nebraska and South Dakota Chapters.  Making the 455 mile commute from Lincoln Nebraska to Pierre South Dakota ..Read More…

NASW-CA Fresno Unit Meet and Greet Summer Mixer

The Meet and Greet Summer Mixer for the Fresno Unit was the perfect example of networking in action! 

NASW members and friends met in downtown Fresno on July 8, 2016 for the first NASW gathering the area has seen in a long while. The attendees proved to be dedicated social workers who wish to see ..Read More…

What’s in the Word (or two)?  Social Justice

By Al Murdach, LCSW (retired)

This column explores some of the meanings behind words that today have a significant impact upon the social work profession. Our words today are “social justice.”

Social justice has currently become a mantra for our profession. In the early days of social work social reform was the predominant byword, ..Read More…


The Modernization Controversy

By Janlee Wong

Three years in the planning and implementation stage, NASW’s Modernization and Revitalization Plan started Phase 1 of implementation July 1, 2016. Since it’s in the early planning stages, Modernization has been controversial and many leaders and members are opposed to it.

Opponents have cited a number of ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: Language Needs and Cultural Congruence

By Virginia Rondero Hernandez

An estimated 57 percent of foreign-born California residents surveyed in 2012 spoke English less than “very well” (Gambino, Acosta & Grieco, 2014). Assuming this estimate prevails, it calls into question the language needs of state residents that do not have command of the English language and the implications for service ..Read More…