Council Reports

CADD CORNER: Respecting the Inherent Dignity and Worth of the Person

CADD CORNER: Respecting the Inherent Dignity and Worth of the Person

By Laura S. Abrams, MSW, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs

I have begun to reflect more on these words in a time of divisiveness, blame, and unimaginable grief. If we are to honor and embrace the dignity and worth of all humans, including those on ..Read More…

CADD Corner: HSU Social Work Students Power Real Community Change

By Drs. Jen Maguire and Pam Bowers

As we know, social work students help power real community change while earning their social work degrees. In Humboldt State University’s Department of Social Work, students have multiple ways to engage in community change. Be it through community projects, research assistantships, internships, volunteering or participation in campus clubs, ..Read More…

API Council Report: Reflecting on 2018 and Hoping for 2019

By Jiewen ‘Janice’ Huang

It has been one year and two months since I took on the role of Co-chair for the Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council (APISWC), Northern California of NASW. When I sighed with mixed emotions about how fast time flew by, I was hit by this deep appreciation for the growth ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: Enough is Enough: Social Workers and the Epidemic of Gun Violence



By Laura Abrams, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA

When I was in graduate school in 1996, my first semester of my PhD program at UC Berkeley, I recall writing a policy paper on “What the Odwalla Juice Scare Can Teach Us About Gun Violence.”

At that time, ..Read More…

NASW-CA Rehabilitation & Inclusion Council Report

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 & Inclusion Council seeks to promote and attain parity in career and higher education opportunities for rehabilitated persons with criminal ..Read More…