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Press Release: Senators Glazer & McGuire Unveil Bills to Secure Cell Phone Towers, Provide Power Packs to Vulnerable Residents & Help Hospitals During Power Outages

Press Release: Senators Glazer & McGuire Unveil Bills to Secure Cell Phone Towers, Provide Power Packs to Vulnerable Residents & Help Hospitals During Power Outages

Rebecca Gonzales, NASW-CA’s Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs, and our NASW-CA interns were in attendance at today’s press conference where Senator Glazer announced legislation to aid vulnerable residents have emergency access to electricity during natural disasters. Press release below:

Senator Steve Glazer, January 08, 2020 Photo credit: California Senate Democrats Wednesday, January 08, ..Read More…

Crystal Anthony: A Social Worker’s journey from the Super Bowl to the Board of Behavioral Sciences

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW
NASW-CA Membership Director

Crystal Anthony is a voice for her community. And now she is a voice for social workers in the state of California.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and NASW member, Anthony was recently appointed by Governor Newsom to serve on the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. ..Read More…

Get to know your Regional Leader: Janice Huang, MSW, Assistant Regional Director Region B

Janice joined NASW in 2015 as a member and was elected for the Assistant Regional Director position with Region B in 2019. Janice decided to run for this position because she cares deeply about professional standards, organizational services, and professional development. She believes that we can bring members together to work on maintaining and creating ..Read More…

Eureka City and Del Norte County Schools Partner with HSU Social Work on New Mental Health Grant

Photo provided by Humboldt State University This is a press release from Humboldt State University:

Nov 20, 2019

A pair of new grants from the U.S. Department of Education will bring nearly $5 million to Humboldt and Del Norte county schools to train and place Humboldt State Master of Social Work (MSW) students as school ..Read More…

Announcing the NASW-California Chapter Natural Disaster Online Continuing Education (CE) Scholarship

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddle Ridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

To support current NASW members (1) who reside full-time in California; (2) who are currently registered with the licensing board (BBS); and who lost their permanent residence or ..Read More…

Governor Newsom Announces the Following Appointments

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced the following appointments:

Xóchitl Rodriguez Murillo, 36, of Woodland, has been appointed deputy secretary of minority veterans affairs for the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Murillo has served as Mayor of the City of Woodland since 2018 and as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve since 2012. She was an ..Read More…

Governor Newsom Announces the Following Appointments

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the following appointments:

Deborah San Juan, 56, of Fairfield, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings. She has been a licensed clinical social worker at the Sutter Solano Medical Center since 2015. San Juan served in several positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1987 to ..Read More…

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