Monthly Archives: January 2020

ALL HANDS ON DECK: Resources Available as California 2020 Census Approaches

ALL HANDS ON DECK: Resources Available as California 2020 Census Approaches

NASW Members, as part of our mission to advocate for the clients we serve, it is our civic duty to do what we can to help get the word count and get everyone counted in California. As you may know, every ten years our federal government conducts a census to count everyone living in the ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: The Tragedy of Gabriel F.

By Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

In 2013, Gabriel F. died from severe physical abuse. Although Gabriel’s case was closed at the time, he was known to Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) since 2011. In 2016, felony child abuse and falsification of records charges were filed against four DCFS workers (two ..Read More…

Join Us for Our Monthly Virtual Peer Support Group Meeting!

NASW-CA’s Virtual Peer Support Group meets once every month! If you have questions, and would benefit from peer support regardless of the area you’re in, join us for our next meeting! We’ll be meeting on February 10th, 2020, from 7pm-8pm!

Register by going to! Go to Events tab on the right side of ..Read More…

ATTENTION: Job Opportunities in San Francisco, Sacramento

1) CDPH | Deputy Director 
Please see this notice for recruitment for the Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity under the California Department of Public Health.  It is very important to health and fate of the California Reducing Disparities Project, and the Office of Health Equity.  It is a position that must be confirmed by the ..Read More…

“WE ARE POWER” Community In Action Conference: Free Event at CSU Northridge on February 29th, 2020

CSU Northridge’s Department of Social Work invites you to “WE ARE POWER” Community In Action Conference on February 29th, 2020.
This event is free and will be from 8:30am – 3:30pm. If you have any questions please contact

A downloadable PDF version is provided below. Please share with your colleagues and students:

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SAVE THE DATE! Region F and Inland Empire Unit Hosting Social Work Month Event Featuring Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist Kane Smego

SAVE THE DATE! The Inland Empire Unit in Region F will be hosting a Social Work Month Celebration on March 2nd, 2020 in Fontana! Registration link coming soon! In the meantime, you can also download a PDF version of the flyer. Please share with your colleagues and students!


Upcoming CEU Opportunity: “Loving Dementia Care” Workshop Presented by UCSF and NASW-CA! Register by February 17th

Registration ends on February 17th! Event will be held on February 19th, 2020 from 8:15am – 12:30pm. This event will be at UCSF Mission Bay Campus in the Byers Auditorium.

If you have questions, please email Sarah Dulaney at

For information on this event please refer to flyer posted above. You can ..Read More…


From the National Immigration Law Center:

1. The U.S. Supreme Court announced on June 28, 2019, that it decided to review the DACA court cases during its next term.

The Court is likely to hear oral argument about DACA in early 2020 and could decide on the future of DACA sometime between January and June ..Read More…

NASW Member Sarah Gehlert Selected as Dean of USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Originally published on January 14th, 2020 in USC News
By Eric Lindberg

Photo caSarah Gehlert will join USC in April.
(Photo/Courtesy of Sarah Gehlert)

Experienced researcher and university administrator Sarah Gehlert will lead the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work as dean, university officials announced Tuesday.

Gehlert has served as dean of ..Read More…