Monthly Archives: March 2018

CSULB Students Present Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Papers at 21st AABSS


Left to right: Kayla Fernande, Ramona Flore, Janaki Santhiveeran, Jacqueline Hill, Cesar Delgado

Four students show cased their MSW theses in Las Vegas on Feb 26-27, 2018 through their peer-reviewed scholarly presentations at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference.

The AABSS is one of the interdisciplinary, ..Read More…



Christine Loeber, Social Worker, Executive Director

Jennifer Golick, Clinical Director

Jennifer Gonzales, Clinical Psychologist

NASW-CA is saddened by the death of these three dedicated and caring professionals who were serving Afghanistan and Iraq veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury and other mental health issues in the Pathway Home ..Read More…

New NASW-CA Online CE Course: Cutting-Edge Ethical Issues in the Digital Age (2-CEUs)


Dr. Frederic Reamer

This mixed-media course is based on a 70-minute video recording of the live presentation by Dr. Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, a recognized expert in social work ethics. Dr. Reamer examines the ethical challenges of providing services and communicating with clients using social networking sites, e-therapy, online chat ..Read More…

Understanding Obstacles, Charting New Paths



(From left to right) Edward Jason Valdez (Cohort 2-18), Lainey Sevillano (Cohort 3-18) and Prof. José Paez, LCSW.

By Lainey Sevillano

The Los Angeles Department of Mental Health hosted the first ever Filipino Wellbeing Training Summit on February 24, 2018. The day was full of learning, listening, and lambing. ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: Enough is Enough: Social Workers and the Epidemic of Gun Violence



By Laura Abrams, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA

When I was in graduate school in 1996, my first semester of my PhD program at UC Berkeley, I recall writing a policy paper on “What the Odwalla Juice Scare Can Teach Us About Gun Violence.”

At that time, ..Read More…

Enjoy Free Access to the “Social Work Month” Article Collection During March


The “Social Work Month” collection features select articles published in NASW’s scholarly journals: Social Work, Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools. Find articles on statutory compensation for those wrongly imprisoned, the social work role in postmortem care, care in the U.S. vs. Canada for women living in ..Read More…

Prepare for MACRA 2019


Starting on January 1, 2019, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers will be required to participate in the new Quality Payment Program established under the Medicare Access and Children Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

The Quality Payment Program (referred to as “MACRA”) replaces the Physician Quality Reporting System ..Read More…