March is Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month

Social workers stand up for millions of people every day. These include people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contributions they bring to society.

This year we will commemorate Social Work Month ..Read More…

Social Work Organizations Oppose Repeal of Affordable Care Act


National Association of Social Workers and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care say no individual or family should lose access to health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed our health care system and extended health insurance coverage to over 20 million individuals.  ..Read More…

President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order is Inhumane

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes President Donald Trump’s executive order Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States over concerns the order acts as a de facto ban on Muslim immigrants and was enacted in an inhumane and insensitive manner.

Trump’s executive order, which was announced on Jan. ..Read More…

Death by a Thousand Budget Cuts: The Need for a New Fight for Poor People’s Rights

“You’re living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed—what the hell do you have to lose?”

—Donald J. Trump on the presidential campaign trail, August 2016


By Tina Sacks

As of January 2017 it appears that, we, indeed, have ..Read More…

NASW Withholds Support of Confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to Lead U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The National Association of Social Workers  withholds its support of the Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because he has no discernible qualifications to manage an agency of such magnitude and complexity.

It is crucial that HUD have a ..Read More…

Preliminary NASW-CA 2017 Election Slate

The Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development (CCNLI) announces the following election slate for the 2017 California Chapter Elections. Members nominated—but not selected by the CCNLI who are interested in petitioning the CCNLI to be placed on the ballot— should follow the petition process described below the slate.

Chapter Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification Chair

Tarrisyna Deon’za Bartley, LCSW Mike Foster ..Read More…

NASW Opposes Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be next U.S. Attorney General

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes Senate confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General over deep concerns that during his tenure the United States could lose ground on important advances made during the past 50 years in civil and human rights.


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Answering the Call to Action: A California Native Social Worker at Standing Rock

Written by Carly Kohler, MSW

Submitted by Shelly Kalmer, MSW, ACSW

 All photos courtesy of Carly Kohler, MSW

December 3, 2016

What follows is a firsthand account of the ongoing Standing Rock Pipeline protest. The protest is a result of a proposed oil pipeline that will run ..Read More…