Monthly Archives: September 2018

Welcome to the Profession Orientation

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…

A Farewell Interview with Elder Advocate Professor Lillian Hyatt

“I know a helluva lot about a helluva lot.” — Professor Lillian Hyatt


By Lisa Kopochinski, NASWCA Editor

Professor Lillian Hyatt is a force to be reckoned with. At age 93 1/2 and nearly blind, this long-time elder care advocate is candid that her journey on earth is nearly over.

This ..Read More…

American Red Cross Efforts for Hurricane Florence


In light of the recent devastation of 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), inviting health and mental health professionals to volunteer in communities that have been affected.

The Direct Deployment Process ..Read More…

Upcoming SPS Webinar – Register Now


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) individuals continue to face greater health threats and disparities than their heterosexual peers – issues of marginalization, stigmatization, and homophobia. LGBT individuals in rural environments continue to face greater psychosocial and health disparities compared to their urban LGBT counterparts. This is in addition to the challenges ..Read More…

Important Election Dates & Deadlines in California

Voter Registration Day –September 25, 2018

*Data provided by U.S. Vote Foundation 

California General Election November 6, 2018

Early Voting: Dates Vary by Locality  

Contact your local election office

Voter Registration Deadline  Monday, October 22, 2018 Online by Mon Oct 22, 2018
Postmarked by Mon ..Read More…