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In Memoriam: UC Berkeley Social Welfare mourns the loss of Sarah Roncskevitz (BA ’17, MSW ’19)

In Memoriam: UC Berkeley Social Welfare mourns the loss of Sarah Roncskevitz (BA ’17, MSW ’19)

From UC Berkeley Social Welfare Dean Burton:

A promising young alum has been lost to COVID-19. Here is Dean Linda Burton’s message to the school community on the loss of Sarah Roncskevitz (BA ’17 MSW ’19).

Dear Haviland Community,

We learned the heartbreaking news that Sarah Roncskevitz, a graduate of our MSW class of ..Read More…


Statement from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights:

NEW YORK (June 1, 2020) — The leaders of the nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice organizations have issued a joint statement in response to the unrest ravaging America’s cities. These leaders and their organizations are:

Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National ..Read More…

CA Board Of Behavioral Sciences Announces New Waivers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Board of Behavioral Sciences has been granted two more waivers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Law & Ethics Exam requirement for Subsequent Number approval –

Practicum Enrollment Requirement for MFT trainees –

You can find these along with all other COVID19 waivers on our home page in the red box,

JOB OPENING: Wellness Counselor Needed For JUHSD in Daly City

The school district in the Daly City/Pacifica region is looking for a Wellness Counselor for Jefferson High School. Due to the local population, candidates should ideally be bilingual/speak fluent Spanish to work with an amazing mental health team with amazing students. Clinical supervision will be provided. 

Jefferson High School website:
Jefferson High School data ..Read More…

NASW Honors 2020 Social Work Graduates!

NASW today launched a webpage honoring 2020 social work graduates who are unable to have traditional graduation ceremonies due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) social distancing rules.

The page includes messages from social work leaders, including NASW President Kathryn Wehrmann and educator and ethics expert Frederic Reamer, and video slide shows featuring photos sent to NASW by graduating students. ..Read More…

Say Their Names: A Toolkit To Help Foster Productive Conversations About Race and Civil Disobedience

From the California Association of School Social Workers:

“In a racist society, it is not enough to not be non-racist, we must be anti-racist” – Angela Davis.

Say Their Names. George Floyd,  Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others that came before.

If you are planning on talking to your students or children about the ..Read More…

FEATURE – Patchwork Solutions: California Still Does Not Have Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Protocols For Nursing Homes

By Jason Bloome
NASW-CA News Contributor

Nursing homes in California have been hard hit by COVID-19 with more than 2,184 resident deaths due to the virus. Geriatricians and patient advocates have been pressuring the state to protect nursing home staff and residents by increased testing and isolation of infected residents.  A lack of compliance, enforcement ..Read More…

Apply For NASW-CA Executive Director Position – Deadline Extended to June 12th!

The deadline to submit an application for the Executive Director position has been extended until June 12th. Please refer to the Job Description below for more information and for instructions on how to apply!

Executive Director
National Association of Social Workers – California Chapter

The California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), with ..Read More…

A Social Work Conversation On Racial Injustice: Virtual Discussion On June 6th

Sometimes there’s an event that pierces our hearts and we are reminded of or awakened to the injustice in our society. The murders of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd are just those events. People in communities across the country take to the streets to express their outrage and ..Read More…

Community Health Councils Survey to Improve Online Medi-Cal Systems

 Community Health Councils (CHC) has been working closely with state advocates on the CalSAWS project. This is the new online system that will uniformly manage public benefits across all 58 counties in California.

To ensure this new system meets the needs of Medi-Cal beneficiaries, we will be sharing a series of surveys to better understand ..Read More…