Monthly Archives: August 2019

NASW-CA Announces Annual State Award Winners

Larry Schallert

SACRAMENTO, CA—NASW-CA announced the 2019 award winners for their Annual State Awards that will be presented at their annual conference at the Marriott in San Mateo on November 2.

This year’s Social Worker of the Year, Larry Schallert, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Diplomate of Clinical Social Work and holds a Pupil ..Read More…

Meet Kyla Gilmore, NASW-CA Membership Coordinator

My name is Kyla Gilmore and I’m currently in my advance year of the Master of Social Work program at California State University Stanislaus. I’m originally from San Bernardino, but currently residing in the Central Valley. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, with a minor in psychology at the University of California, ..Read More…

Respecting the Inherent Dignity and Worth of the Person

By Laura S. Abrams, MSW, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs

I have begun to reflect more on these words in a time of divisiveness, blame, and unimaginable grief. If we are to honor and embrace the dignity and worth of all humans, including those on ..Read More…

Get to Know Your Regional Leader: Hazel Tercero, LCSW, PPSC, Assistant Regional Director, Region H

My name is Hazel Tercero and I am a licensed clinical social worker with a PPSC in School Social Work.

I am Nicaraguan-American and take great pride in being raised by Nicaraguan immigrants, who worked extremely hard to raise their three children after enduring civil unrest in their own homeland. My parents managed to ..Read More…

Empty Hallways: Many Factors Contribute to Declining Skilled Nursing Facility Occupancy Rates

By Jason Bloome

A managed long-term support and services (MLTSS) program, which involve capitated payments to managed care organizations (MCOs) to provide care services for members on Medicaid and Medicare, is a tool used by many states, currently 19, to manage healthcare costs and healthcare delivery. States implement MLTSS to save money, increase efficiency, improve ..Read More…