Monthly Archives: July 2018

Former Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums Dies at 82

Former Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums Dies at 82


By Rick Hurd East Bay Times

OAKLAND, CALIF. – Ronald V. Dellums, a former Oakland mayor who served nearly three decades in the U.S. Congress, has died. He was 82.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., confirmed Dellums’ death Monday morning. He died Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer.

“It is with deep sadness ..Read More…

Meet NASW-CA Membership Coordinator Maricella Kline


Maricella Kline recently began working as a NASW-CA Membership Coordinator. Maricella is currently in the Advanced year of the Master of Social Work program with Arizona State University (ASU). She is enrolled in the online program and she currently resides in the Central Valley. Maricella earned her Bachelor of ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: Leading While Standing on Jell-O: Leadership Principles for Turbulent Times


By Virginia Rondero Hernandez, PhD, LCSW, 

Executive Director, California Social Work Education Center, University of California, Berkeley

Over the last several years, social work educators in university leadership positions have witnessed a plethora of changes and demands on higher education. Reduced public support has prompted aggressive pursuits of external revenue sources through grants, ..Read More…


Immediate openings at MLK Jr. CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER for Case Manager (unlicensed master’s or experienced bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, behavioral/social sciences, public administration) $5,333.33/month + 27.7% benefits; and, Child Forensic Interviewer (Spanish-English fluent + MSW from SWEC-accredited graduate school and valid Clinical Social Work ..Read More…

Registration is Open for NASW-CA Annual Conference

Registration is open and it’s not too early to register for this year’s NASW-CA Annual Conference!

This year’s conference will be held October 26-27 at the LAX Marriott Hotel. 

Registration deadline is September 26. Early bird deadline is September 7.

On your way to licensure? We are offering courses that fulfill the pre-licensure ..Read More…

The Soul of the Poor: Social Work and the Wholeness of Humanity

This article reflects on the use of the word “poor” and an introduction of the term “soul” as a missing factor for consideration in social work practice. The examination of “soul” allows for a more complete understanding of the wholeness of the humanity we seek to serve. This article is a reminder that words continue to be powerful and that they impact significantly social work practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. With all of our calls for social justice and fairness social workers are reminded that we must constantly be on guard not to stereotype or dehumanize low-income populations that we have pledged to assist by using words such as “poor” against them. This is something we all profess to know, but often in the haste of our work, we forget.