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2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: Beau Medicine Crow, BSW Candidate, CSU Sacramento

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.

Beau Medicine ..Read More…

2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: Shurene Premo, MSW Candidate, 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.

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

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Student Spotlight – Stephanie Reade, MSW Candidate 2020, Online Program, University of New England

Submitted by Stephanie Reade

1. How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

I have been in healthcare my entire career. In the past 5 years, I have been working in hospice and palliative care. Pursuing an MSW was necessary for me in order to provide my patients and clients with the clinical expertise ..Read More…

2019-2020 Birdwoman Scholar Spotlight: Whitney Baugher, MSW Candidate, 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.

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

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Crystal Anthony: A Social Worker’s journey from the Super Bowl to the Board of Behavioral Sciences

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW
NASW-CA Membership Director

Crystal Anthony is a voice for her community. And now she is a voice for social workers in the state of California.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and NASW member, Anthony was recently appointed by Governor Newsom to serve on the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. ..Read More…

Stepping Stones: California’s Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Proposal Will Lead To Big Changes for Skilled Nursing Facility Diversion/Transition

By Jason Bloome

On October 29, 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) introduced a proposal called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM), a framework for broad reforms in payment delivery, consolidation and waiver renewals for Medi-Cal. 

CalAIM proposes to address several of California’s complex health challenges including homelessness, children with ..Read More…

America’s Drug Crisis: Challenges and Successes in the Opioid Epidemic and Beyond

The newest edition of Practice Perspectives from NASW features “America’s Drug Crisis: Challenges and Successes in the Opioid Epidemic and Beyond” written by Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW. It offers an in-depth analysis of the different stages of the current drug epidemic that has swept the nation for the past few decades.

We encourage all ..Read More…

Larry Schallert: Recognizing a passion for helping others

By: Vivianna Shields
Originally published by The Signal (Santa Clarita Valley, CA)

Larry Schallert, Assistant Director of the Student Health & Wellness/ Mental Health Center displays his 2019 Social Worker of the Year award at his desk at College of the Canyons in Valencia on Friday, November 08, 2019. Photo by Dan Watson/The Signal

Whether it’s ..Read More…

HIGHLIGHT: Nor-Cal Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council Steering Committee

NASW-CA would like to highlight the members of our Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council Steering Committee for Northern California! They are all accomplished social workers with many decades of combined experience, putting in a lot of work to not only form the committee, but also to help it grow to what is it today! ..Read More…

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