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NASWCA Member Promotion Spotlight

NASWCA Member Promotion Spotlight


NASW-CA Member Farid De La Ossa Arrieta was recently promoted to per diem Visitation Specialist II at Rally Family Visitation Services at Saint Francis Hospital in San Francisco.

Originally from Colombia (South America), De La Ossa Arrieta has worked at Rally Family Visitation Services as per diem Visitation Specialist I at Saint ..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…

Student Profile: Omar Leyson, 4th Year BASW Student at CSU Los Angeles


How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

After 26 years of faithful and dedicated service in the United States Navy, I was given the opportunity to go back to school. I decided to pursue social work because I am passionate about conditions that most of the fellow veterans have. I ..Read More…

Student Spotlight: Janice Huang, 2018 MSW Candidate, San Jose State University


How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

My immigration and acculturation experience not only influenced my decision to become a social worker, but also prepared me for this long journey. In December 2005, when I was 17, I left my homeland, China, to immigrate to San Francisco with my father. Although ..Read More…

Students to be Honored at NASW Annual Conference

National Association of Social Workers

Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council

Diana Ming Chan Bilingual Social Work Scholarship

Congratulations to the following students who will be honored at the NASW Annual Conference Awards Ceremony, on October 20, 2017 at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel.

Ricky Lau: San Jose State University Melody Wai Tsuen Sit: UC ..Read More…

Meet Your 2017 NASW-CA Student Directors



Student Director North: Therese Gonzales

I am your Student Director North. I am currently a second year Title IV-E MSW student at Cal State East Bay. For foundation year of MSW, I did my internship at Silicon Valley Children’s Fund where I worked closely with high school students in reaching their educational and ..Read More…

Kilolo Brodie Appointed to California State Council on Developmental Disabilities


Kilolo Brodie, 44, of Turlock, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Brodie has served in several positions for the Master of Social Work Program at California State University, Stanislaus since 2010, including department chair, master of social work program director, director of field education and associate professor. ..Read More…