WATCH: Executive Director’s Message For Social Workers Graduating in 2020

WATCH: Executive Director’s Message For Social Workers Graduating in 2020

Social workers! Our Executive Director, Janlee Wong, recently sat down to share a message for our new class of social workers that graduated this spring. We know that not being able to celebrate this achievement in person has been tough for many, but we would like to share this message of hope from us to ..Read More…

Student Spotlight – Carina A. Romero, MSW Candidate 2020, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Photo Submitted by Carina A. Romero

1. How did you become interested in pursuing social work?
As an undergraduate student in psychology, pursuing a career in social work was never in my life plan. Rather, my initial career goal was to become a prison psychologist, because I wanted to help individuals who were at their lowest. ..Read More…

FEATURE: Self-Care Tips From A Therapist For Healthy Living While On Lockdown

By Tracy Harrison, LCSW

 Times are weird, confusing, and stressful which is probably the understatement of the year, so far. Someone really thought it through when they made Psychotherapists essential because mental health issues are skyrocketing. You’ve seen all kinds of “how to care for yourself” lists, I’m sure. Think of this as the frequently ..Read More…

UCLA Video Series: Perseverance amid the pandemic

UCLA Luskin social welfare alumni reveal some fear and frustration and a whole lot of dedication.

By Les Dunseith | April 15, 2020

Social workers. They are still out there.

They still walk Skid Row despite the COVID-19 pandemic. They still go to homes where children are in need. They still report to work at hospitals ..Read More…

FEATURE: Staying Mentally Healthy During a Pandemic

By Darryl Webster, MSW, LICSW

As a clinical social worker and former doomsday thinker in my youth, I grew up thinking all sorts of negative and catastrophic thoughts that stressed me out.

I thought I was going to die from all kinds of maladies. These thoughts and my inability to cope caused me to suffer ..Read More…

Celebrating Social Work Month…in a pandemic

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

NASW-CA Membership Director S. Jolene Hui (middle) celebrates with the Inland Empire Unit Social Work Month Event Committee –  From Left to Right: Edward Davila, Tarry Bartley, Linda SewerBridges-Williams, Tristin Alfred

Social work month is one of the happiest times of the year. Celebrating our profession is an ..Read More…

A Better Home for Grandma: In the time of COVID-19, residential assisted living homes can offer a safer option than skilled nursing homes for seniors who require rehabilitation and long-term care.

By Jason Bloome

The United States healthcare system is deluged by seniors with COVID-19 who require respiratory treatments: which includes the use of respirators, ventilators, inhalation therapy, oxygen, and other treatments.   The elderly in skilled nursing homes are a population especially vulnerable to developing serious illness or dying as a result of COVID-19.  In 2017, ..Read More…

Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to America’s Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations: A Social Justice Perspective

 Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to America’s Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations

Social Justice Perspective

By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW
Senior Policy Consultant, Social Justice and Human Rights
National Association of Social Workers

A PDF version is available for download here:


By this time, nearly all Americans are aware that the country ..Read More…

Student Spotlight – Jeff Capps, MSW Candidate 2020, University of California, Los Angeles

1. How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

My formative experiences in Southeast Los Angeles and at UC Berkeley shaped my understanding of the human condition and socioeconomic injustices. Covering the Occupy Movement as an undergraduate journalist compelled me more than anything else to serve others. After working in various capacities in film ..Read More…

SOAR: Support, Opportunities, and Rapport For Foster Youth in Bay Area

About SOAR for Youth

In community partnership with UC Berkeley, SOAR for Youth helps foster youth move through adolescence and into their adult lives with independence. SOAR teaches, coaches, and counsels our young people in academics, life skills, and emotional intelligence. The SOAR program aims to help our young people graduate from high school, attend ..Read More…