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STUDENT PETITION: Stop DMH of LA County From Cutting MHSA WET Stipend Program For Students

STUDENT PETITION: Stop DMH of LA County From Cutting MHSA WET Stipend Program For Students

Submitted by Elizabeth Juarez,
MSW Candidate at CSU Dominguez Hills:

The MHSA WET Stipend Program supports diverse communities and meets their professional needs. This stipend program was developed in efforts to support strength-based Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, and Psychology students who will be entering the public mental health workforce upon graduation.

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Meet NASW-CA Membership Intern Alex Michel!

Alex Michel (pronouns: she/her/hers)
MSW/MPP Dual Degree Candidate
UCLA – Luskin School of Public Affairs

Alex is currently a graduate student at UCLA where she is pursuing her dual master’s degree as part of the Luskin School of Public Affairs’ social welfare and public policy program. 

A first-generation American, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, and a Latinx ..Read More…

In Memoriam: UC Berkeley Social Welfare mourns the loss of Sarah Roncskevitz (BA ’17, MSW ’19)

From UC Berkeley Social Welfare Dean Burton:

A promising young alum has been lost to COVID-19. Here is Dean Linda Burton’s message to the school community on the loss of Sarah Roncskevitz (BA ’17 MSW ’19).

Dear Haviland Community,

We learned the heartbreaking news that Sarah Roncskevitz, a graduate of our MSW class of ..Read More…

Vania Buck at Chico State wins this year’s CalSWEC Infographic Contest

CalSWEC, in partnership with the NASW-CA Image Council, is pleased to announce that Vania Buck is the winner of the 2019-20 Infographic Contest.

Vania, an MSW student at Chico State, will receive a prize of $250 from NASW-CA Image Council.

In addition, considering the high caliber of the other infographic submissions, as well as ..Read More…

Getting Ready For Grad School? Click Here For Guide To Navigating Financial Aid

If you are gearing up to start the school year in the fall, and are having difficulty navigating how to obtain enough financial aid to cover tuition, fees, and living expenses, check out www.studentaid.gov!

From the website:

The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $120 billion in ..Read More…

WATCH: How to Speak With Your Children About Coronavirus

Social workers and parents! Please share this video with your clients, family, and friends. This pandemic is not only stressful for adults, but also for children who do not yet have the capacity to fully comprehend what is happening right now. It is important to talk to them!

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General ..Read More…

UC Berkeley: In memoriam, Sylvia Bracamonte (BASW ’17 MSW ’19)

We lost one of our own this week. Here is Dean Burton’s message regarding the death of recent alum Sylvia Bracamonte:

Dear Haviland community,

We were heartbroken to learn of the death yesterday of Sylvia Bracamonte, who graduated from our MSW program last spring. She also earned her undergraduate degree in social welfare at Cal, and ..Read More…

Celebrate Social Work Month with 20% off NASW Press Books and eBooks!

Your 20% discount will automatically be applied to your print book order prior to the final credit card charge. For more information about all NASW Press titles, including books, eBooks, reference works, journals, brochures, and standards, visit the NASW Press website. If you have questions please send an email to  ..Read More…

NASW-CA Participated In California State Legislature’s Day of Remembrance Event In Sacramento

NASW-CA Executive Director Janlee Wong attended the California State Legislature’s Day of Remembrance event in Sacramento held at the California Museum on February 19th, 2020.

Pictured: Janlee Wong, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Mariko Yamada