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2018-2019 Birdwoman Scholarship Winner Spotlight

2018-2019 Birdwoman Scholarship Winner Spotlight

Kymberly Ketchum, MSW Candidate 2019, California State University, Sacramento

When did your social work career start?

My social work career began about eight years ago when I realized my passion for helping the youth affected by parental incarceration. Initially, I was introduced to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation through a loved one who ..Read More…

Meet NASW-CA Legislative Coordinator Marisa Gonzalez

My name is Marisa Gonzalez. I am originally from Fresno, CA and attended the University of California, Irvine, competing as a track and field and cross-country athlete running the mile and 5,000 meters. 

I received my bachelor’s degree in history and will be attending law school in August, awaiting acceptances. My father is from ..Read More…

2018-2019 Birdwoman Scholarship Winner Spotlight

Shurene Premo, BSW Candidate 2019, San Diego University

Haganee Mum! Ne Naneehaa Shurene Premo, Ne Toka Badi Nythe. Hello everyone!

My name is Shurene Premo, and I am from Duck Valley, Nevada. I come from the Great Basin Territory and I carry the Tosa Wihi (White Knife) clan in my bloodline. I am representing ..Read More…

2018-2019 Birdwoman Scholarship Winner Spotlight

Rebecca J. Chavez, MSW Candidate 2019, California State University, Long Beach

When did your social work career start?

My social work career started in 2009, when I received an opportunity to be a youth advocate at Latino Family Center for teen moms. I was a mentor to young females who were in distress about their ..Read More…

CADD Corner: Climate Change and Climate Justice from Macro to Micro Actions

By Dr. Laurie Smith, School of Social Work Director at CSUSB

This past summer, I had the privilege of attending the international Social Work Education and Social Development conference in Dublin, Ireland. Keynoting was Mary Robinson, the President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997. Besides being impressed to finally see a female head ..Read More…

Tips and Resources for Online Students

 

By Maricella Kline, NASW-CA Membership Coordinator

Many people want to further their careers by earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree but for a variety of reasons attending an on-campus program is not an option. A 100 percent online MSW program allows these individuals the opportunity to advance their knowledge and ..Read More…

2019 Law Changes: California Licensing Process Changes for LCSWs

In the coming year, there will be many law changes that you need to be aware of as a Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensee, registrant or applicant. While this document highlights some of the bigger changes, the Board highly recommends reading the bills referenced for greater clarity. The discussed changes become effective ..Read More…

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