Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Farewell Interview with Elder Advocate Professor Lillian Hyatt

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.

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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
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Social Workers Creating Changes in Education


By Ashley Battle, Betsy Medina, Esmeralda de la Mora, Leticia Garcia, California State University, Long Beach

School suspension and expulsion, regarded a rigid approach to school discipline (Triplett, et al., 2014), have been correlated with higher levels of antisocial and negative behavior, including drug use, gang involvement, and an increased likelihood to ..Read More…

Member Spotlight: Cklara Moradian, MSW Candidate from Region G


By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW, Membership Director

Cklara Moradian’s passion for social work is apparent when you meet her. She is open about the work she wants to do in her community and making it a better place. An active member in the San Fernando Valley Unit of Region G, and a ..Read More…


Dr. Josef Ruzek to Present Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training

Dr. Josef Ruzek, specialist in early intervention for trauma survivors who has been active in development and evaluation of early preventive interventions for disaster and terrorism survivors, returning Iraq War personnel, and patients seen in hospital trauma centers, will present at the ..Read More…