Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hall of Distinction Lauds Social Work Pioneers

Hall of Distinction Lauds Social Work Pioneers

By Eric Lindberg

Six individuals who spent decades tackling issues such as lack of diversity in social work education, racial barriers and segregation, and the negative effects of divorce on children and families have been inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction.

The new inductees are Janet E. Black, a central force in ..Read More…

The Disparities of Transitional Age Youth (TAY)

By Tunisia Nelson, Colleen McDuffie, Eleanor Reid, Amanda Hernandez, Belinda Williams

While the intended effects of the AB 12 policy is addressing some of the issues that transitional age youth encounter to become independent adults: allowing youth to remain a dependent until 21, allowing the youth to re-enter the system as a dependent before ..Read More…

Do You Know Anything About Welfare Code 365.1?

By Yi Zhang, Carolina Ramirez, Lizeth Sebastian and Esteban Plata


America currently has the largest prison population in the world. Due to mandatory sentencing for drug offenses, the number of inmates increased from an estimated 500,000 in 1980 to 2.3 million in 2010 (Western & Pettit, 2010; Alexander, 2010). Discussions on mass incarceration ..Read More…

NASW-Michigan and EcoCuba Network Announce a Cross Country Social Welfare Trip in Cuba

APRIL 23 – MAY 5, 2017

NASW-MICHIGAN is pleased to again be collaborating with ECO CUBA NETWORK in sponsoring a social welfare-focused trip to Cuba where members can earn 45 CEs while learning about the health and human services system in Cuba.  We have sponsored two previous highly successful trips in the past few ..Read More…

Region A Report

By Shelly Kalmer, MSW, ACSW, ASW, Director, Region A

We are less than a month away from the completion of one of the most disconcerting U.S. presidential campaigns in recent history.  And as November 8th approaches, the choice becomes more and more clear.

As social workers, we may not agree with Secretary Clinton’s ..Read More…