Monthly Archives: June 2018

Social Workers as Advocates for Enlightened Twin Counseling



By Joan A. Friedman, PhD

For my social work field education in graduate school, I worked at community mental health centers that served Latino populations. These experiences helped me appreciate how social workers, more than any other helping professionals, are educated to be sensitive to cultural and societal differences. Since the birth ..Read More…

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child Welfare Experts


NASW CEO Angelo McClain was interviewed for an Associated Press article on the horrible Trump Administration policy of separating immigrant children from parents.

“There are no principles of good child welfare that are being used in this process,” McClain said.

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Regional Leader Spotlight


Meagan Wallace, MSW, Region E- North County Unit Leader

Meagan is a recent MSW graduate from San Diego State University. She completed her undergraduate social work degree at Whittier College. During her time there, she was an active participant in the Social Work Council on campus and became the club’s president ..Read More…

Webinar: Voter Participation and Voter Engagement—Millennials

June 27, 2018
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
Shaneice Simmons, Associate Director of Civic Engagement, Rock the Vote


General Social Work Credits – NASW Members: $10 (nonmembers: $20)
Free version of webinar (no CE credit)

NOTE: Registration closes 10 minutes prior to ..Read More…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is Here!


Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). People of all ages deserve to live free from abuse. Strong social structures help to prevent elder abuse. The greatest risk factor for experiencing elder abuse is social isolation. By sustaining, enhancing, and creating policies and programs that strengthen social supports in our communities, we ..Read More…

NASW-CA Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Birdwoman Scholarship


NASWCA will provide up to TEN $1,000 scholarships to Native American undergraduate or graduate social work students in California.

Applicants must be a member of NASW or join NASW to apply.

Graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school of social work in ..Read More…

Fundraising Campaign Launched for Inaugural Isabel Yanez-Perez Scholarship

The Department of Social Work is launching a fundraising campaign to honor the memory of Professor Isabel S. Yanez-Perez. Professor Yanez was a well-known statewide consultant and trainer with over 25 years of administrative and direct practice experience in public health, education, and social services. She worked in the areas of substance abuse, ..Read More…