Monthly Archives: November 2017

Student Spotlight: Meet Guillermo Rodriguez

Student Spotlight: Meet Guillermo Rodriguez


This ambitious student is in his second year of the new two-year full-time program at CSU Monterey Bay

How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

My mother being a single parent was working full days as a field worker, managing to make ends meet, daily. Growing up in a crime- ..Read More…

Announcing the 2017 California Wildfires CE Scholarship 

To support current NASW members who reside full-time in California and who lost their permanent residence or employment as a result of the California wildfires (Aug-Oct 2017), the Chapter is offering a scholarship that will provide a total of 36 hours of online prelicense coursework or post-license continuing education units (CEUs) at no cost through the Chapter’s ..Read More…

Who’s Your Hero? Nominations Being Accepted for 2018 Social Work Hall of Distinction

The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 induction class of the California Social Work Hall of Distinction. Social workers who receive this distinguished recognition are, or were: 1) original founders of the profession by virtue of developing standards or programs, 2) those who made extraordinary contributions to ..Read More…

International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) 


NASW has issued a statement to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate.

Along with other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally NASW urges Congress pass this legislation quickly.

For more information on this legislation, contact NASW Senior Practice Associate Rita Webb ..Read More…

Preparing for Medicare’s Newest Quality Program for Reporting Measures: MACRA




MACRA is CMS’ new Quality Payment Program which is replacing PQRS. Beginning in 2019, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers will have three options to participate in MACRA:  low volume threshold, virtual groups, and individual or group reporting.

In 2018, clinical social workers may participate in MACRA to practice reporting ..Read More…

Mental Health Issue or Not: There Are Too Many Guns Out There


By Janlee Wong

Sadly, the political discourse in this country has become so polarized (aided and abetted by the White House) that instead of discussing the massive availability of guns in this country as contributing to mass shootings, politicians dismiss the issue as the actions of a “deranged” individual for which nothing ..Read More…

Training on Revisions to NASW Code of Ethics Available on Demand


Training on 

​Revisions to the ​

NASW Code of Ethics Available on Demand

View the Recording for Free

​Or Earn CEUs for j​ust $10

​Nov 9-30, 2017​

Official NASW Training on the 2017 Revisions to the Code of Ethics

View Only: Free for all social workers (no ..Read More…