From the President

March Social Work Month: Recognizing and Honoring Our Colleagues


By Shirley Gentilini, MSW, LCSW

March is the month when we recognize and honor those social workers chosen by their local units or regions to be named Social Worker of the Year. Those selected have made extraordinary contributions to our ..Read More…

From the President

Changes and Awareness for Social Workers in 2014

 By Shirley Gentilini, MSW, LCSW

As February begins, NASW-CA’s California News will be strictly online. This will be an advantage to those who would like to write longer articles, as there will no longer be a 250-word limit. Another advantage is that ..Read More…

From the President

Beginning a New Year: Social Work — Courage, Hope and Leadership

By Shirley Gentilini, MSW, LCSW

Our social work profession attracts people who have courage and a willingness to help others.   As dedicated professionals social workers use their skills and knowledge to improve the lives of those who need assistance. ..Read More…

We’re All Shut Down

By NASW-CA Executive Director Janlee Wong, MSW

 While there continues to be serious disagreement on the effects of not only the recent government shutdown, failure to raise the debt ceiling and the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”), we should see if there’s anything most (but not everyone) can ..Read More…

2013 Was An Interesting Year

By NASW-CA President Shirley Gentilini, MSW, LCSW

This year has gone by quickly. Lobby Days in April; the June Leadership meeting in San Diego; and the October NASW Annual Conference and board meeting held in Oakland. All were very well-planned and organized events.

Those who attended the conference shared how much they ..Read More…