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Fresno State MSW Student Wins Infographic Contest

Fresno State MSW Student Wins Infographic Contest

Yenifer Gallegos-Mejia (center) is pictured with Tina Paddock, NASW-CA Image Council and Christopher Cajski, CalSWEC.

Congratulations to Fresno University MSW student Yenifer Gallegos-Mejia, winner of the 2018-19 CalSWEC Infographic contest!

Ms. Gallegos-Mejia received a check for $250 and her framed winning infographic of the contest topic “The History of U.S. Social Work as a Profession.” ..Read More…

A Chat With Social Worker Bill Dorsey About the Tubbs Fire

By Shelly Kalmer

Note:  I wrote this article in late October when, at that time, the Tubbs Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties was the most destructive in the state’s history. 

On November 8, 2018, exactly 13 months later, residents of those counties awoke to beautiful, but extremely windy weather. Mobile phones began beeping ..Read More…

Social Work Joint Symposium: A Big Success!

NASW-CA Director of Membership S. Jolene Hui provides gifts to her former instructor Jorja Leap and Rene Castro, thanking them for their contributions to the symposium. 

NASW-CA was proud to be part of the 34th Annual Social Work Joint Symposium at the California Endowment in Los Angeles on Friday, March 22.

Each year, field faculty ..Read More…

Student Spotlight: Emily Padilla, MSW Candidate 2019, University of California, Los Angeles

How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

When I started working in low-income schools in Spokane, WA, my students taught me about resiliency and perseverance. I really bonded with them and wanted to be an ally and advocate. I’ve been a social worker ever since.

What area of social work are you ..Read More…

Submit Your Social Worker Nominations!

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 Award); non-social workers ..Read More…

Six Social Workers Inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction



By Judith Lipsett

Members of the Hall of Distinction Committee at 2016 induction celebration.  Left to right front row Janlee Wong, Benjamin Cuellar, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Nancy Lim-Yee, Esther Gillies. Back row: Joseph Nunn, Catharine Ralph, Colleen Friend Not pictured: Frances Caple, Kim Gaghagen, Anita Harbert, Jim Kelly, Peter Lee. PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Tierney/Thrive Images ..Read More…