Monthly Archives: September 2018

What Do We Know About the Psychological Distress of Latino Veterans in California?

What Do We Know About the Psychological Distress of Latino Veterans in California?



By Yessenia Mayorga, MSW Candidate, and Janaki Santhiveeran, PhD, School of Social Work, CSULB.

Recent scholarly work has created renewed interest on the topic of “psychological distress” as it relates to life satisfaction and physical wellness. Psychological distress is a concept often used to express an individual’s well-being and satisfaction with life ..Read More…

Get Answers to the 10 Common Questions About Private Practice


NASW receives questions from clinical social workers in private practice about managing the business of a private practice, working with insurance companies, supervision, and the use of technology. The following are the top 10 questions NASW has received during the first half of 2018


Media Alert: Sacramento Author Book Release



For Immediate Release:

“Squatter’s Gold” a debut novel of fiction by long-time Sacramento homeless and affordable housing advocate Tim Brown, was published in July 2018 by This Sacramento story of homelessness, treasure and murder begins with an historic prologue about 1850 Sacramento, the gold rush and the historic Squatter’s Riots.

The ..Read More…

Red Cross Looking for Volunteers in Response to Hurricane Florence

In response to Hurricane Florence, the American Red Cross is implementing the Health Professionals Direct Deployment Process for volunteers to support Disaster Mental Health (DMH) and Disaster Health Services (DHS).

This initiative was incredibly successful during the 2016 and 2017 disaster seasons, resulting in over 6,000 new health and mental health volunteers applying ..Read More…

Welcome to the Profession Orientation

NASW-CA staff and volunteer leaders visit the new social work cohorts every fall. Here are some snapshots from around the state to start off the 2018-2019 school year.

NASW-CA Executive Director Janlee Wong (far right) celebrates Fresno State’s new MSW student orientation on August 21 with faculty. Left to right: Christopher Cole, Andrea ..Read More…

NASW Santa Clarita Mixer on September 25

Come meet and greet other LCSWs and MSWs at our inaugural NASW Santa Clarita mixer on Tuesday, September 25, at 6:30 pm at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant.

We are excited to start networking and growing our group of LCSWs and MSWs in Santa Clarita. We will be introducing ourselves, reviewing our recent email survey responses, ..Read More…

Serve on a NASW Policy Statement Expert Panel

NASW is seeking members to actively serve on panels for the following policy statements. Panels will begin work in late 2018.

If you are interested in serving visit:

Please respond by October 19, 2018.

Foster Care and Adoption Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Mental Health Sovereignty, Rights, and the Well-Being of ..Read More…

Examination Writers Sought

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is seeking qualified social workers to write questions for the licensing exams used in the United States and Canada.

Interested applicants must have both a degree in social work and a valid social work license, be currently practicing social work (teaching social work courses is also ..Read More…