Where Elder Rights Go to Die? CCRCs and Opposed Level of Care Changes

Where Elder Rights Go to Die? CCRCs and Opposed Level of Care Changes


(This article has been reprinted by permission from The Advocate, a publication of CANHR–California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform)

American adults generally have the right to decide: 1) where they are going to live and; 2) what people are or aren’t going to be allowed to do to them.

There are exceptions ..Read More…

Leaders Applaud Governor Brown’s Budget for Making Mental Health History


Sacramento – Only 11 days into the country recognizing the month of May as “Mental Health Month,” Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. is making mental health history in California. In his May Revise State Budget for 2018-19 released earlier today, Governor Brown has proposed millions in new state funding investments for community ..Read More…

NASW Deeply Troubled by Death of Stephon Clark



Stephon Clark (Photo courtesy of Stevante Clark)

The National Association of Social Workers California Chapter is deeply troubled by the death of Stephon Clark. Clark, an unarmed African American man, was shot to death by police in his grandmother’s backyard. The entire Sacramento community, including law enforcement, is saddened and shocked by ..Read More…

Official California Chapter 2018 Election Open – Please Vote!


Members of California chapter will receive a separate California Chapter ballot this year.  Members in good standing as of March 15, 2018 will receive in a separate email a California Chapter election ballot.  Members will also receive in a separate email a National election ballot.

All members will receive ballots for only ..Read More…



Christine Loeber, Social Worker, Executive Director

Jennifer Golick, Clinical Director

Jennifer Gonzales, Clinical Psychologist

NASW-CA is saddened by the death of these three dedicated and caring professionals who were serving Afghanistan and Iraq veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury and other mental health issues in the Pathway Home ..Read More…



The petition process allows members nominated by not selected by the Chapter Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (CCNLI) to add his/her name to the slate by submitting a petition to the Chapter Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (CCNLI) within 30 days of the announcement.

This year’s deadline for petition submission ..Read More…

NASW Statement in Response to Trump’s Executive Order to Revoke TPS

The following link to the NASW statement on last week’s Executive Order from the Trump Administration to revoke the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Salvadorans and Haitians. The statement also includes a reference to the racially charged comments by Trump on immigration requests from African nations and Haitians.




Powerful NY Times Video Focuses on Mental Health Crisis in Puerto Rico After María


Many social workers have reached out with offers of assistance to fellow social workers in Puerto Rico, but the scale of the disaster goes beyond what private nonprofits can do. Sadly our federal government continues to treat Puerto Rico as a foreign country.

NASW and other organizations will be working hard on political ..Read More…