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And We’re…Back to School!

And We’re…Back to School!

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW

NASW-CA Membership Director

The beginning of the school year is upon us once again. It always surprises me how quickly fall comes up — and I’m going back out to meet new students at new programs. The years fly by as we welcome more and more professional social workers ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Gilroy Shooting

By Janlee Wong, MSW, NASWCA Executive Director

Sadly, mass shootings, as well as gun violence in general, have become commonplace, and too frequent in the U.S. and around the world.  Some say it’s been normalized, spread by the Internet and social media. Others include such reasons as the widespread proliferation of guns despite continuing gun ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Kurt Wellman

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

Kurt Wellman passed away late last year and when the NASW-CA family learned of his passing, many of us were deeply saddened. I first met Kurt as a very energetic BSW student at San Diego State University (SDSU). You couldn’t miss Kurt. He was an older student who ..Read More…

Message from the Executive Director: Understanding Each Other

By Janlee Wong, MSW

The current controversy involving the incident with the Covington Catholic High School students, the Black Hebrew Israelites and Native Americans mirrors the political and racial divisions in our country today. High school students in Washington DC for a pro-life march, encounter others who are also expressing their opinion and views in ..Read More…

A Message from the NASW-CA Board President

By Dr. Sylvester Bowie

This is my first opportunity to say Happy Thanksgiving as your chapter president and board chair. While some of our members have had their faith tested as they have faced challenges including fires, unhealthy air, school closure and other activities that might question the desire to give thanks.

There is ..Read More…

Squirrel Hill

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

The California Chapter of NASW echoes our sister Pennsylvania Chapter in offering our deepest condolences to the families, friends and communities of the victims in the Squirrel Hill synagogue mass killing.

Yes, some of our leaders have decried the shooting, but some haven’t or not adequately in ..Read More…

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