Around the State

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…



Anthony DiMartino, MSW, was recently promoted to serve as Legislative Director for California State Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, 79th CA Assembly District.

Prior to his promotion, DiMartino was a Legislative Aide for California State Assemblywoman Weber. He also served as a California State Assembly Fellow. Part of his accomplishments with Assemblywoman Weber included ..Read More…

NASWCA Member Promotion Spotlight


NASW-CA member Vanessa Cuevas-Romero, MSW, was recently promoted as the new Youth Initiatives Officer at Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (SNAHC).

Her new position entails developing a community-based system of care for American Indian/Alaskan Native children with mental health needs, suicide and substance use. Her main role is to leverage resources ..Read More…

Who’s Your Hero? Nominations Being Accepted for 2018 Social Work Hall of Distinction

The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 induction class of the California Social Work Hall of Distinction. Social workers who receive this distinguished recognition are, or were: 1) original founders of the profession by virtue of developing standards or programs, 2) those who made extraordinary contributions to ..Read More…

Six Honorees Join Hall of Distinction


The 2017 Honorees: Darrell Parrish (son of Benny Parrish), Doreen Der-McLeod, Bernice Catherine Harper, Barbara Needell, Ken Nakamura, and Linda Lopez (sister of Rebecca Lopez)

By Sue Rosenberg

In a ceremony on October 21, six outstanding social workers were inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction, a program within the California Social Welfare ..Read More…