The National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter is deeply saddened by the most recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks California. As of now, we do not know the details of the shooting, or the motivation of the shooter, but we do know that traumatic events increase the need for mental health ..Read More…

NASW-PA Statement on The Tree of Life Shooting


(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter is saddened by the injuries and loss of life in the aftermath of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, 2018, where eleven people were killed, and ..Read More…

Social Work Voter Guide to the 2018 General Election

Make you get out there and vote!

Here is a link to the California candidates the NASWCA supports:



Click here for a list of our national endorsements:











A Farewell Interview with Elder Advocate Professor Lillian Hyatt

“I know a helluva lot about a helluva lot.” — Professor Lillian Hyatt


By Lisa Kopochinski, NASWCA Editor

Professor Lillian Hyatt is a force to be reckoned with. At age 93 1/2 and nearly blind, this long-time elder care advocate is candid that her journey on earth is nearly over.

This ..Read More…

American Red Cross Efforts for Hurricane Florence


In light of the recent devastation of Hurricane Florence, the American Red Cross is implementing the Health Professionals Direct Deployment Process for volunteers to support Disaster Mental Health (DMH) and Disaster Health Services (DHS), inviting health and mental health professionals to volunteer in communities that have been affected.

The Direct Deployment Process ..Read More…

NASW Social Justice Priorities 2018


The Social Justice Priorities Chart represents priorities adopted by the National NASW Board of Directors.  The priorities will be reviewed and revised annually.

This year’s priorities include one major revision- the addition of Environmental Justice. By including Environmental Justice, NASW will be addressing one of the country’s top social justice imperatives. NASW ..Read More…

Crossing the Divide


Zander Keig (center at end of table) a Coast Guard veteran and a board member for the Transgender American Veterans Association, attends its meeting in Washington.

“It now feels as though I am on my own,” says Zander Keig, 52, who is from San Diego and a NASWCA member.

As a Coast ..Read More…

Inside the California Facilities holding Children Separated from their Parents at the Border

In a quiet nook in the small city of La Verne, small cottages topped with Spanish tile are spread across a sprawling green campus.

Long ago, it was an orphanage; now it’s a group home for foster kids. Recently, it also became one of several shelters in the Los Angeles area that quietly ..Read More…

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child Welfare Experts


NASW CEO Angelo McClain was interviewed for an Associated Press article on the horrible Trump Administration policy of separating immigrant children from parents.

“There are no principles of good child welfare that are being used in this process,” McClain said.

To read the full article, click here: