Monthly Archives: October 2019

Legislative Year In Review Webinar

Legislative Year In Review Webinar

Please join us for our Legislative Year In Review Webinar on Tuesday, November 12th, from 7pm-8pm.

Sign up to hear Rebecca Gonzales, our Director of Government Relations, go over our annual legislative scorecard and review other legislation of interest. Bring your questions! If you have a specific bill you want her to discuss, please email ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings

Congressman Elijah Cummings

By: Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

Born in Baltimore, son of sharecroppers, Mr. Cummings graduated from a Baltimore high school in 1969, then from Howard University in 1973 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976.  His political career included the Maryland General Assembly and then in 1996 being ..Read More…

Meet Paul Vallejo, NASW-CA’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Paul Vallejo has recently joined NASW-CA as the new Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Paul is currently in his last year at California State University, Dominguez Hills, studying Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on American Studies. He currently resides in Paramount, California.

Paul has over eight years of experience working in different fields of marketing. ..Read More…

Become a Mentor! Pay It Forward by Joining New Pilot Mentorship Program

Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor for a new, up-and-coming social worker? Now is your chance to pay it forward and help a new generation of social workers! We are accepting applications for seasoned social workers that are willing to devote some time each week or month to nurturing talent and helping the ..Read More…

Become a Mentee! New Pilot Mentorship Program Starting

We know it’s always tough when you’re starting out in your career. The first few years are a tough transition from student to professional, and it can feel like there are always too many obstacles in the way. NASW-CA is launching a new pilot program. We’re helping to connect newer social workers with more seasoned ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Gratitude to Our News Editor

By Janlee Wong, MSW

Lisa Kopochinski, NASWCA’s longtime News Editor, is leaving after 11 years of dedicated service to the Chapter. When Lisa started, NASWCA was still publishing a paper newspaper that was mailed to members.  The format was newsprint tabloid size 11 inches by 17 inches and only a few printing companies could print ..Read More…

Transformative Moments: Resilience and Legacy

By Kathleen Bigsby, PhD, LCSW

Transformative Moments

As we approach the one-year anniversary of wildfires that impacted thousands of lives, I have found myself reflecting on this transformative moment. I believe it was nearly two months after the life-changing wildfire swept through Southern California when I truly felt the enormity of the experience. For 13 ..Read More…