Council Reports

NASWCA Women’s Council Report

NASWCA Women’s Council Report


Disregard of Human Dignity In the Context of Social Service Delivery

By Marilyn Montenegro

In spite of clearly inadequate housing there was no agency to provide services designed to place my former client in safe, appropriate and affordable housing. After months of research and advocacy Norma is paying 60 percent of her income to ..Read More…

NASW-CA’s Rehabilitation and Inclusion Council Report


Eric Escareno

In an effort to bring awareness to the forefront, and align previous and current reform efforts, the NASW-CA’s Rehabilitation and Inclusion Council would like to engage NASW members and Community members and partners.

The Rehabilitation and Inclusion Council seeks to promote and attain parity in career and higher education opportunities ..Read More…

WOMEN’S COUNCIL REPORT: Compassion in Prison and Beyond: The Gold Coat Story


“Don’t let me die alone” the dying prisoner whispered as her reached for his caretakers hand. “I won’t” replied the younger man and true to his word he remained by the dying man’s side, helping him to sip water, wiping his face and holding his hand. When death came just after midnight, ..Read More…

American Red Cross Expands Eligibility for Disaster Mental Health Program


By John Weaver, LCSW

Since 1992, the American Red Cross (ARC) has recruited social workers and other mental health professionals to serve in the Disaster Mental Health (DMH) program, and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has partnered with them to support recruitment. In the aftermath of disasters, DMH volunteers support ..Read More…

Social Action Social Justice Council Report: Healing Through Resistance Event a Success! 

Social Action Social Justice Council members participated in the 11th Annual Social Justice Symposium, held on January 28, 2017 at Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, with some 500-plus students and community members attending.

Under this year’s theme, “Healing Through Resistance,” the event featured 26 workshop sessions on topics ranging from homelessness ..Read More…

American Red Cross Council Looking for More Volunteers

By Joni Diamond, LCSW

It’s a New Year and time to become an American Red Cross Volunteer! There are opportunities for students to LCSWs to retirees!  Go to:

Type in your city to find your local Red Cross and join! Click on the link below to learn about the various volunteer ..Read More…