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Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student

Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student


Infographic Contest winner Jo Chriselle Viray of USC is pictured with Tina Paddock, head of the NASW-CA Image Council.

Congratulations to Jo Chriselle Viray, the winner of the 2017–18 CalSWEC Infographic Contest!

Viray, an MSW student at USC, received $250 and her framed winning infographic depicting the contest topic “Key ..Read More…

San Diego Padres Host “Social Workers Harness Technology for Social Good”


SAN DIEGO, CA – On Saturday, March 31 at Petco Park, the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASW-CA) as part of the San Diego Partnership of Professional Social Workers partnered with the San Diego Padres to host the 6th annual Social Work Awareness event. The onsite program and on-field ceremony preceded ..Read More…

CSULB Students Present Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Papers at 21st AABSS


Left to right: Kayla Fernande, Ramona Flore, Janaki Santhiveeran, Jacqueline Hill, Cesar Delgado

Four students show cased their MSW theses in Las Vegas on Feb 26-27, 2018 through their peer-reviewed scholarly presentations at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference.

The AABSS is one of the interdisciplinary, ..Read More…

Understanding Obstacles, Charting New Paths



(From left to right) Edward Jason Valdez (Cohort 2-18), Lainey Sevillano (Cohort 3-18) and Prof. José Paez, LCSW.

By Lainey Sevillano

The Los Angeles Department of Mental Health hosted the first ever Filipino Wellbeing Training Summit on February 24, 2018. The day was full of learning, listening, and lambing. ..Read More…

Prison Debate Team Wins Ethics Bowl Against CSUB



By NASWCA Member Dian Grier

An unprecedented event took place recently behind the walls of California Correctional Institution Tehachapi.

Six Cal State Bakersfield students from the philosophy department arrived to compete in a College Ethics Bowl against CCI. The CCI prison team won by 10 points in their first-ever debate on Nov. ..Read More…