Monthly Archives: June 2018

Hazards Ahead! Cal MediConnect Faces Troubled Waters in the Future

Hazards Ahead! Cal MediConnect Faces Troubled Waters in the Future


By Jason Bloome

The Cal MediConnect Program (CMC) began in 2014 with the expectation that California would improve quality of care, save money and maximize the ability of participants to live at home or in the community in lieu of institutional care by giving dual-eligibles the choice of having Medicare benefits administered ..Read More…

How to Volunteer to Help Immigrant Children Separated from Family


Social workers eager to help immigrants who have been separated from their children have a wealth of resources at their disposal.

The truth is one of them.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Board Member Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW, an expert on social work and immigration, is encouraging social workers to advocate for these ..Read More…

Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) Annual Conference Recap


Molly Zive staffs the NASW-CA exhibit table at the recent NSWM Annual Conference in San Diego.

By Molly Zive, LCSW

On June 14, more than 400 human service professionals gathered on San Diego State University’s campus to attend the Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) 29th Annual Management Conference. This year’s theme ..Read More…

Inside the California Facilities holding Children Separated from their Parents at the Border

In a quiet nook in the small city of La Verne, small cottages topped with Spanish tile are spread across a sprawling green campus.

Long ago, it was an orphanage; now it’s a group home for foster kids. Recently, it also became one of several shelters in the Los Angeles area that quietly ..Read More…



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Court-Approved Detention Site Inspections and Interviews with Detained Minors (JUNE 2018 – JULY 2018) 

The primary purpose of the visits is to monitor compliance with the Flores Settlement, dealing with conditions of detention and the release of immigrant minors.

The schedule of these court-approved visits, (which are subject to ..Read More…

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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