A Farewell Interview with Elder Advocate Professor Lillian Hyatt

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…