Monthly Archives: June 2019

NASW Says Cash Bail System Should be Abolished

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest professional social work group in the United States, says the cash bail system should be abolished across the nation because it discriminates against people of color, women, and people who are lower income. 

“All people accused of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty,” ..Read More…

50,000 and a Swift Passage: Will Congress Continue the Money Follows the Person Program?

By Jason Bloome

Money Follows the Person (MFP), a federal program first launched in 2007, allocated $1.75 billion dollars over five years to fund state programs to transition participants from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to home and community-based services (HCBS). In 2011 Congress extended the program and increased the program’s allocation to $4 billion. Forty-four ..Read More…

How Can We Support Our Transitional Age Foster Youth (TAY)?

By Tunisia Nelson, Cal State Long Beach Alumni, MSW, ASW

Most children have parents who monitor their academic performances, check their attendance, enroll them in appropriate classes or even attend parent teacher conferences. Parents generally advocate and make sure that their children receive a quality education. When these children are treated unfairly or do not ..Read More…

Letter to the Editor

Re: Kaiser’s Mental Health Clinicians Authorize Statewide Strike

(posted May 23, 2019)

As a former holder of several California and national offices, a practitioner with over 50 years of experience, an administrator responsible for building and overseeing large provider networks for three mental health organizations, and as co-founder of the first mental labor union with the ..Read More…