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

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.

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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…