Mental Health Issue or Not: There Are Too Many Guns Out There


By Janlee Wong

Sadly, the political discourse in this country has become so polarized (aided and abetted by the White House) that instead of discussing the massive availability of guns in this country as contributing to mass shootings, politicians dismiss the issue as the actions of a “deranged” individual for which nothing ..Read More…

Message from the Executive Director

The Dream Is Not Ending, It’s Only Beginning

By NASWCA Executive Director Janlee Wong, MSW

The Trump Administration decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has many thinking the “nightmare” of immigration raids and deportations has begun for this remarkable and successful group of children and adults. The National Association ..Read More…

Message from the Executive Director

My Conversation with a Republican

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

For several of my columns since last November’s election, I’ve encouraged conversations with Republicans, particularly Trump supporters.  Based on a National Public Radio interview with Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), I’ve constructed the following imaginary conversation on health care.

WONG:  What about the ..Read More…


By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

Ever since the Great Depression when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) began the great tradition of creating social safety net programs to assist the elderly, children, the poor and infirm, Americans have accepted the concept that when there is no one else to help, the government can ..Read More…

What We Believe

By Janlee Wong

While Americans are split about many actions that Trump has taken, for social workers it’s always best to fall back on the NASW Code of Ethics to guide us. We fight for human beings regardless of their race, creed, religion or national origin. We shouldn’t start dividing up humans by any ..Read More…