Monthly Archives: May 2018

Where Elder Rights Go to Die? CCRCs and Opposed Level of Care Changes

Where Elder Rights Go to Die? CCRCs and Opposed Level of Care Changes


(This article has been reprinted by permission from The Advocate, a publication of CANHR–California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform)

American adults generally have the right to decide: 1) where they are going to live and; 2) what people are or aren’t going to be allowed to do to them.

There are exceptions ..Read More…

Request for Proposals: Creation of NASW-CA Chapter Informational Video


1.2. Statement of Purpose

The California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-CA) invites proposals to create a two to three-minute informational animated video regarding NASW.  The purpose of the video is to highlight NASW’s mission – to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: SDSU Board Fellows Program: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders



By Melinda Hohman, Ph.D.

The recent workforce study commissioned by NASW indicated that over a third (35.6%) of the recent social work graduates currently work in non-profit organization (NPO) settings with the majority (92%) in all work settings providing direct or clinical services (Salsbury, Quigley, Acquaviva, Wyche, & Sliwa, 2018). Across ..Read More…

Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student


Infographic Contest winner Jo Chriselle Viray of USC is pictured with Tina Paddock, head of the NASW-CA Image Council.

Congratulations to Jo Chriselle Viray, the winner of the 2017–18 CalSWEC Infographic Contest!

Viray, an MSW student at USC, received $250 and her framed winning infographic depicting the contest topic “Key ..Read More…

Leaders Applaud Governor Brown’s Budget for Making Mental Health History


Sacramento – Only 11 days into the country recognizing the month of May as “Mental Health Month,” Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. is making mental health history in California. In his May Revise State Budget for 2018-19 released earlier today, Governor Brown has proposed millions in new state funding investments for community ..Read More…

The Patient Self-Determination Act: What Does It Set Out to Do?


By Magnolia Cedeño, Almira Dang, Kenna Hartman, Amy Johnson, & Milagros Villareal

The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 (PSDA) brings forth the importance of completing an advance directive. The objective of the PSDA is to inform individuals who receive some form of care in places such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc., about ..Read More…