Monthly Archives: July 2019

Clinical Supervisor (PT): HealthTrust


The successful candidate will perform psychosocial assessments and develop mutually agreed upon intervention plans with clients. They will be responsible for implementing safe and sustainable treatment plans. Must be able to work collaboratively with Santa Clara County and community partners.  Preferred experience should include mental and behavioral health with homeless populations. The ..Read More…

NASW Condemns Trump Administration’s Nationwide Removal Raids on Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is deeply troubled and concerned about Trump administration removal raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on migrant undocumented families. The raids, which began this weekend, will have devastating long-lasting harm on children, families and communities. The administration has ordered ICE to target undocumented asylum-seeking ..Read More…

NASWCA 2019 Legislative Update

By Alejandro Contreras, MSW Candidate, NASWCA Social Work Intern

This year has seen a large amount of legislation. The total number of bill introductions for 2019 is 2,576: 1,799 Assembly Bills and 777 Senate Bills (not including constitutional amendments and resolutions). With Gavin Newsom taking the reins as Governor and California continuing to respond to ..Read More…

NASWCA Budget Update

By Jacob Fraker, MSW Candidate, Social Work Intern

On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed and approved his very first budget as Governor of California for the 2019–2020 fiscal year. The Governor’s budget strikes a balance between making historic investments in our state’s most vulnerable populations and budget resiliency through fiscal responsibility. Governor Newsom’s ..Read More…

NASW Releases Statement on Trump Administration Raids on Migrant Families

NASW Releases Statement on Trump Administration Raids of Migrant Families

NASW has released a statement on the Trump Administration raids of migrant families. The statement, which was sent to more than 500 reporters around the nation, contains advice on what social workers can do to help:

NASW previously released a short video that ..Read More…

BBS: New Requirement for All Applicants and Licensees

As outlined on page 9 of the January 2019 BBS Newsletter(, both applicants and licensees must complete at least six hours of coursework or supervised experience in suicide risk assessment and intervention beginning January 1, 2021.

NASW-CA Chapter Online CE Program offers coursework to meet this requirement at

Qianwei Zhao, MSW, Wins Social Work HEALS Fellowship Award

Qianwei Zhao was recently selected as a 2019-2020 NASW/CSWE Social Work HEALS Fellow by the NASW Foundation Jane B. Aron/Social Work HEALS Fellowship Award Panel.

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

Dissertation: Incarceration Trajectories and Their Relation to the Mental Health Symptoms of Mothers Imprisoned in State and Federal Correctional Facilities: ..Read More…