Monthly Archives: April 2017

NASWCA Annual Social Worker Awards Deadline Extended

NASWCA Annual Social Worker Awards Deadline Extended


The deadline has been extended to May 31, 2017!

Please submit all nominations and materials by this date.

Every year, the California Chapter of NASW honors individuals who have made significant contributions to social work.

These include social workers who have performed outstanding work in the past few years (Social Worker of the Year); social ..Read More…

The Jane Addams Model

By David Brooks

These days everything puts me in mind of Jane Addams. Many of the social problems we face today — the fraying social fabric, widening inequality, anxieties over immigration, concentrated poverty, the return of cartoonish hyper-masculinity — are the same problems she faced 130 years ago. And in many ways her responses ..Read More…

Implementing Smoking Cessation Into Your Social Work Practice






In the United States, smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable death ( Although smoking rates have declined overall, individuals with mental health and substance use disorders disproportionately use tobacco products, affecting long-term health and lifespan. Social workers are in a unique position to advance smoking ..Read More…

Region D Co-Sponsors Jai’s Library Dedication


(image from Facebook)

Transgender/trans-sexual (hereby referred to as trans) youth have the highest suicide rates among population groups. Trans is a biological condition that emerges when a person is born one gender but emotionally relates more with the other. The problem is that there is a societal misperception about trans because of ..Read More…

Symposium on Fairness and Equity Issues in Child Welfare Training and Education

This year’s Symposium on Fairness and Equity Issues in Child Welfare Training and Education — Equity From the Start — concerns equalizing developmental opportunities for children in the child welfare system during the critical period of early childhood. Administrators, trainers, and educators in child welfare, partnering agencies, and related child-serving fields are welcome to attend.

The event will ..Read More…

Mendocino County Family and Children Services in ‘Crisis’

Mendocino County’s Family and Children’s Services is in a state of crisis. That is according to an assessment by the Northern California Training Agency at UC Davis, as well as the department’s employees, who say they are overworked and receive no help in dealing with the stress and emotional burden inherent to the ..Read More…