Monthly Archives: February 2020

2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: Corina Tsinnajinnie, San Diego State University

2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: Corina Tsinnajinnie, San Diego State University

The Birdwoman Scholarship is a monetary grant awarded to Native American/Native Alaskan master’s or bachelor’s social work degree candidates in California. Birdwoman Scholarship recipients in the past have worked or volunteered in both public and nonprofit agency settings.

Today we’d like to highlight the last of our winners for the 2019-2020 school year.

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IMPORTANT: Please Share With Your Networks Information from CDC Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Current understanding about how the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. COVID-19 is a new disease and there is more to learn about how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

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CalPACE Official Endorsements for the 2020 California Primary Elections

CalPACE, the California Chapter’s political action committee, is committed to electing qualified social workers to political office across the state. CalPACE has endorsed the following candidates in the California Primary elections happening on March 3rd, 2020:

Kimberly Warmsley, LCSW, for Stockton City Council. 

To find out more on Kimberly’s campaign, go to:  https://www.votekim2020.com/
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NASW-CA Participated In California State Legislature’s Day of Remembrance Event In Sacramento

NASW-CA Executive Director Janlee Wong attended the California State Legislature’s Day of Remembrance event in Sacramento held at the California Museum on February 19th, 2020.

Pictured: Janlee Wong, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Mariko Yamada

Join Us at the Statewide School Health Conference May 14th & 15th

Learn about the latest school health programs – including for mental health, substance use, reproductive health, and youth leadership – at the 2020 California School-Based Health Conference: A Shared Vision for Healthy Students in Sacramento on May 14-15. Network and learn from school health experts from across the state. Attendees can also participate in advocacy ..Read More…

Student Spotlight – Gabrielle Jackson, MSW Candidate 2021, San Francisco State University

How did you become interested in pursuing social work? 

I always knew that I wanted to be in the helping profession due to my own lived experience with addiction, mental health and the criminal justice system. I made my reentry into higher education after being out of school for over 15 years and with a ..Read More…

2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: William Feather, MSW Candidate, Humboldt State University

The Birdwoman Scholarship is a monetary grant awarded to Native American/Native Alaskan master’s or bachelor’s social work degree candidates in California. Birdwoman Scholarship recipients in the past have worked or volunteered in both public and nonprofit agency settings.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting each of our scholarship recipients for 2019.

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JOIN US! Los Angeles Board Of Supervisors Proclamation For Social Work Month On March 4th

Please join us on Wednesday, March 4th for Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors Meeting. We would like to get as many social workers as we can for a big show of support! Supervisor Hilda Solis will be making a Proclamation to designate March as Social Work Month! Social workers from Region I will also ..Read More…

NASW-CA Statement on Ethical Violations

No Possible Reason For Violating Confidentiality

As professional social workers, and our professional association NASW are shocked and outraged that the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and ICE have violated the confidentiality of mental health records to use information from therapy sessions to try and deport those held in detention and seeking asylum.

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NOMINATE OUTSTANDING SOCIAL WORKERS NOW!

Every year, the California Chapter of NASW honors individuals 
who have made significant contributions to social work. It’s time to submit your nominations! 

These include social workers who have performed outstanding work in the past few years (Social Worker of the Year); social workers who have a lifetime of major achievements (Lifetime Achievement); non-social workers who ..Read More…

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