By Al Murdach, LCSW (retired)
This column explores the meanings behind words that are significant today for social work professionals because they relate to major issues confronting the field. Today’s words are: Human Rights.
The notion of human “rights” is enshrined in numerous historical documents, ..Read More…
The National and Chapter Offices will be closed during December 26, 2016 through January 2, 2017 and returning on January 3, 2017.
NASW Member Services will be closed on December 26-27, 2016 but will be open and assisting members during Wednesday to Friday, December 28-30, 2015 from 9:00 ..Read More…
By Mary Rawlings, PhD, LCSW, Professor and Chair, Department of Social Work, Azusa Pacific University
National data indicate that 23 million people in the U.S. currently engage in substance use that is considered high or moderate risk for ..Read More…
The NASW-CA Chapter is requesting proposals for 90-minute presentations covering a broad range of topics related to clinical practice issues for experienced practitioners.
2017 NASW-CA Annual Conference Date and Location
Friday – October 20, 2017 – Marriott Hotel, San Mateo, CA
(pre-license and license renewal classes take place on Saturday, Oct. 21)
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which identifies measures available to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries by clinical social workers and other Medicare providers, will end on December 31, 2016.
PQRS 2016 payment reports will be made available in 2018 and a negative payment ..Read More…
Written by Carly Kohler, MSW
Submitted by Shelly Kalmer, MSW, ACSW
All photos courtesy of Carly Kohler, MSW
December 3, 2016
What follows is a firsthand account of the ongoing Standing Rock Pipeline protest. The protest is a result of a proposed oil pipeline that will run ..Read More…
By S. Jolene Hui, LCSW, NASW-CA Director of Membership
Social workers’ unique education and perspective makes them arguably more qualified than any other profession to serve politically in their communities. Jennifer Vallejo, a licensed clinical social worker from Long Beach, decided she wanted to use what she’s learned as a social worker to represent ..Read More…