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

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…

Stepping Stones: California’s Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Proposal Will Lead To Big Changes for Skilled Nursing Facility Diversion/Transition

By Jason Bloome

On October 29, 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) introduced a proposal called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM), a framework for broad reforms in payment delivery, consolidation and waiver renewals for Medi-Cal. 

CalAIM proposes to address several of California’s complex health challenges including homelessness, children with ..Read More…

America’s Drug Crisis: Challenges and Successes in the Opioid Epidemic and Beyond

The newest edition of Practice Perspectives from NASW features “America’s Drug Crisis: Challenges and Successes in the Opioid Epidemic and Beyond” written by Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW. It offers an in-depth analysis of the different stages of the current drug epidemic that has swept the nation for the past few decades.

We encourage all ..Read More…

Larry Schallert: Recognizing a passion for helping others

By: Vivianna Shields
Originally published by The Signal (Santa Clarita Valley, CA)

Larry Schallert, Assistant Director of the Student Health & Wellness/ Mental Health Center displays his 2019 Social Worker of the Year award at his desk at College of the Canyons in Valencia on Friday, November 08, 2019. Photo by Dan Watson/The Signal

Whether it’s ..Read More…

HIGHLIGHT: Nor-Cal Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council Steering Committee

NASW-CA would like to highlight the members of our Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council Steering Committee for Northern California! They are all accomplished social workers with many decades of combined experience, putting in a lot of work to not only form the committee, but also to help it grow to what is it today! ..Read More…

New Feature On “Nursing Home Compare” Medicare Website Shows When Nursing Homes Are Cited For Patient Abuse

By Jason Bloome

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has made changes to its Medicare Compare website (https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare) to make it easier for consumers to see if a nursing home has violated rules regarding abuse, neglect or exploitation of a resident.

The website will add a new red alert icon next ..Read More…

Korean Social Workers Visit NASW California Chapter

Eight Korean social workers led by Professor Heeguk Kim of the Department of Social Welfare of Sangji University visited the California Chapter to learn more about NASW, licensure and the social worker response to the wildfire disasters. 

NASW Executive Director Janlee Wong presented on NASW and licensure.  NASW leaders Shelly Kalmer (former Region A ..Read More…

National Academies Study Recognizes Social Workers as Specialists in Social Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds a study recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine – Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health.

Professional social workers for more than a century have been indispensable in advancing the nation’s ..Read More…

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