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NASW-CA Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Native American Birdwoman Student Scholarship

NASW-CA Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Native American Birdwoman Student Scholarship

GOAL: To recruit and increase the number of Native American social workers. NASW-CA will provide up to TEN $1,000 scholarships to Native American undergraduate or graduate social work students in California.

Graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school of social work in California.

If applying as an ..Read More…

Friday July 3rd is National CROWN Day, also known as Black HAIR INDEPENDENCE Day!

One year ago, The CROWN Act was signed into law in California, making it illegal to discriminate against natural hair and protective styles like braids, locs, twists and knots.  Since then, 7 states have passed the bill and we have more work to be done.
Join The CROWN Coalition, an alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center ..Read More…

#SocialWorkersForBlackLives: Past And Present USC MSW Students Organized Solidarity March in Los Angeles

By Mario Espitia, LCSW
NASW-CA Region I Assistant Regional Director

This past Saturday, on June 13th, 2020, the #SocialWorkersForBlackLives march, organized by USC School of Social Work alumni and students, was held. Social workers from all over the greater Los Angeles area gathered at the USC University gates early in the morning for a moment of ..Read More…

Social Work In Action: Gay For Good Organization Hosted Harvey Milk Day Food Drive In Los Angeles

Submitted by Steve Gratwick, LCSW
Gay For Good co-founder, national board member

A group of social workers and community volunteers organized and participated in a food drive for Harvey Milk Day, this past weekend. The Los Angeles Chapter of the national volunteer group Gay For Good partnered with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office on a ..Read More…

NASW-CA’s Marin Unit and San Francisco Unit Hosted Virtual Networking Event

We’d like to thank the leaders of both Marin Unit and San Francisco Unit, as well as Jolene Hui and Rebbeca Gonzales for hosting and leading a virtual networking event last night!

The topics covered included:
● An understanding of NASW’s national resources to guide social workers practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic
● An overview ..Read More…

Volunteers For Contract Tracing Of Coronavirus Spread in LA County Needed

Social Workers! Los Angeles County is working hard to do a massive push for contact tracing of people infected with the novel coronavirus throughout the county in order to better assess how far the virus’s reach has been. This is a great opportunity for retired social workers who are looking for a way to volunteer ..Read More…

The Sacramento Bee: Newsom, Fresno’s Bitwise unveil online resource for Californians who’ve lost jobs amid coronavirus

Photo credit: The Sacramento Bee

By Tim Sheehan

From The Sacramento Bee:

Hundreds of thousands of California residents have already lost jobs to the coronavirus pandemic, as sprawling “stay-at-home” orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus shuttered non-essential businesses. The fast-spreading contagion is dealing a financial body slam to affected families as well as to ..Read More…

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…