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Official California Chapter 2018 Election Open – Please Vote!

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…

TRIBUTE TO THOSE PROFESSIONALS LOST IN THE PATHWAY HOME SHOOTING

 

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…

PETITION PROCESS TO BE PLACED ON THE CHAPTER ELECTION BALLOT

 

The petition process allows members nominated by not selected by the Chapter Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (CCNLI) to add his/her name to the slate by submitting a petition to the Chapter Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (CCNLI) within 30 days of the announcement.

This year’s deadline for petition submission ..Read More…

NASW Statement in Response to Trump’s Executive Order to Revoke TPS

The following link to the NASW statement on last week’s Executive Order from the Trump Administration to revoke the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Salvadorans and Haitians. The statement also includes a reference to the racially charged comments by Trump on immigration requests from African nations and Haitians.

https://www.socialworkers.org/News/News-Releases/ID/1621/NASW-opposes-President-Trumps-Revocation-of-Temporary-Protection-Status-TPS-for-Immigrants

 

 

Powerful NY Times Video Focuses on Mental Health Crisis in Puerto Rico After María

 

Many social workers have reached out with offers of assistance to fellow social workers in Puerto Rico, but the scale of the disaster goes beyond what private nonprofits can do. Sadly our federal government continues to treat Puerto Rico as a foreign country.

NASW and other organizations will be working hard on political ..Read More…

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work: But Some Things Do

 

 

Traditional methods can backfire, but ideas like teaching bystanders to intervene and promoting more women have proved effective.

Many people are familiar with typical corporate sexual harassment training: clicking through a PowerPoint, checking a box that you read the employee handbook or attending a mandatory seminar at which someone lectures about harassment ..Read More…

NASW-CA STATEMENT ON CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES

The recent California wild fires have been a disaster of the greatest proportions for California and the thousands that have been affected.  Social workers and mental health are what’s called the “second responders” after the public safety personnel and the emergency evaluation shelters.

California has frequent wild fires every year and certainly many ..Read More…

San Diego a Haven for the Homeless — and Deadly Hepatitis A

The rampant hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego is highlighting the city’s significant homeless problem.

More than half of the 444 people with confirmed cases as of Sept. 14 are homeless, county health officials reported earlier this month. The officials say the highly contagious liver infection was spread through person-to-person contact.

While hepatitis ..Read More…

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