Monthly Archives: October 2018

NASW-PA Statement on The Tree of Life Shooting


(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter is saddened by the injuries and loss of life in the aftermath of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, 2018, where eleven people were killed, and ..Read More…

Squirrel Hill

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

The California Chapter of NASW echoes our sister Pennsylvania Chapter in offering our deepest condolences to the families, friends and communities of the victims in the Squirrel Hill synagogue mass killing.

Yes, some of our leaders have decried the shooting, but some haven’t or not adequately in ..Read More…

Nominations Wanted for NASW Board of Directors



Nomination Form

We are looking for social workers to add their voice and influence to the mission of NASW.

There’s Still Time to Nominate Yourself or Someone Else to the #NASW Board of Directors and the National Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (NCNLI).

Nominations ..Read More…

Sylvester Bowie Presented with Certificate for the Chapter


From left to right: Janlee Wong (NASW-CA Executive Director), Christa Tipton, Ruby Guillen, and Sylvester Bowie.

At the NASW-CA Board meeting on October 27,  Ruby Guillen and Christa Tipton of the Technology Council were honored to present a framed certificate of appreciation to NASW-CA Board President Sylvester Bowie from United ..Read More…

Student Spotlight: Angela Eaves-Lewis

Angela Eaves-Lewis, MSW Candidate 2019

California State University, Long Beach, Distance Education Program

Submitted by Amanda Silva, NASW-CA Student Director South


How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

I fell into social work like everyone else! I worked in retail and my partner talked me into visiting her at her ..Read More…

A Tectonic Shift

One day substandard nursing homes with poor staffing will be forced to compete with small, high quality community-based care providers.

By Jason Bloome

A recent investigation by Kaiser Health News and the New York Times has found most nursing homes have fewer nurses and caregiver aides than had been reported to the ..Read More…