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FEATURE: Staying Mentally Healthy During a Pandemic

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:

Social-Justice-Coronavirus-Impact-Download

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…

An Altered Landscape: How In Lieu of Services Will Impact Long Term Support and Services Rebalancing in California.

By Jason Bloome

About 13 million low income Americans rely on long term support and services (LTSS) which range from assistance with meal preparation, medicine management and/or help with activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, bathing, incontinence, etc.).[i]  For individuals turning 65 there is a 70% chance that at some point in their life ..Read More…

2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: Corina Tsinnajinnie, San Diego State University

The Birdwoman Scholarship is a monetary grant awarded to Native American/Native Alaskan master’s or bachelor’s social work degree candidates in California. Birdwoman Scholarship recipients in the past have worked or volunteered in both public and nonprofit agency settings.

Today we’d like to highlight the last of our winners for the 2019-2020 school year.

Corina Tsinnajinnie ..Read More…

Student Spotlight – Gabrielle Jackson, MSW Candidate 2021, San Francisco State University

How did you become interested in pursuing social work? 

I always knew that I wanted to be in the helping profession due to my own lived experience with addiction, mental health and the criminal justice system. I made my reentry into higher education after being out of school for over 15 years and with a ..Read More…

2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: William Feather, MSW Candidate, Humboldt State University

The Birdwoman Scholarship is a monetary grant awarded to Native American/Native Alaskan master’s or bachelor’s social work degree candidates in California. Birdwoman Scholarship recipients in the past have worked or volunteered in both public and nonprofit agency settings.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting each of our scholarship recipients for 2019.

William Feather ..Read More…

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