Announcement From BBS Regarding Upcoming Exams

Announcement From BBS Regarding Upcoming Exams

Our testing vendor, Pearson Vue, announced that effective today and continuing until April 16, 2020,  all Pearson Vue owned examination sites will be closed due the concerns related to the COVID-19.   The Pearson Vue owned sites are the only sites we use for BBS examinations.  Pearson Vue will contact the scheduled candidates to provide them ..Read More…

IMPORTANT: Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet

CMS just issued the below information about telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries. We want to get it to you right away:

CSWs can provide teletherapy to beneficiaries if the client is in their home.They can also see new or existing patients.Telephone/audio only does not appear to be reimbursable; CSWs must use a video conferencing ..Read More…


The NASW California Chapter is cancelling its April 19-20, 2020 Lobby Days event due to the worsening COVID-19 situation. We are following guidance from California Governor Newsom, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California State Department of Public Health, and local governments regarding the cancellation of mass events. Our event is also impacted by the ..Read More…

NASW-CA Update Regarding Our Annual Lobby Days Amid Coronavirus Fears

Coronavirus Disease – COVID-19

The National Association of Social Workers California Chapter is closely monitoring developments related to the respiratory illness commonly referred to as the Coronavirus (COVID 19). Based on the information we have at this time, the NASW CA 2020 Lobby Days Conference, scheduled for the dates of April 19 and 20, is ..Read More…

NASW-CA Online Program: Celebrate Social Work Month 2020 with a 40% Discount!

Celebrate Social Work Month 2020

Take 40% off on any one or more online courses purchased in one transaction. Discount can be used only one-time in March 2020. No exceptions to dates. Courses are available for up to two years after purchase.

Course Catalog:
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MARCH 16, 2020: Deadline For Annual Conference Presenter Proposals Fast Approaching

Social Workers! The deadline is approaching for annual conference presenter proposals. It is March 16, 2020.

Please email Cheryl Raynak at to submit your proposal or if you have any questions prior to submitting.

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Honor NASW-CA and Proclaim March as Social Work Month

Supervisor Hilda L Solis with NASW-CA Chapter Leaders

On March 4th, 2020, at the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Meeting, 1st District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis presented a scroll to NASW-CA Chapter and regional leaders in recognition of Social Work Month. Executive Director Janlee Wong, Fmr. Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, Director of Membership Jolene Hui, as ..Read More…

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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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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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…