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Where Elder Rights Go to Die? CCRCs and Opposed Level of Care Changes

Where Elder Rights Go to Die? CCRCs and Opposed Level of Care Changes


(This article has been reprinted by permission from The Advocate, a publication of CANHR–California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform)

American adults generally have the right to decide: 1) where they are going to live and; 2) what people are or aren’t going to be allowed to do to them.

There are exceptions ..Read More…

Fundraising Campaign Launched for Inaugural Isabel Yanez-Perez Scholarship

The Department of Social Work is launching a fundraising campaign to honor the memory of Professor Isabel S. Yanez-Perez. Professor Yanez was a well-known statewide consultant and trainer with over 25 years of administrative and direct practice experience in public health, education, and social services. She worked in the areas of substance abuse, ..Read More…

CCCC Approved for a $250,000 Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute


Award will help recruit, train and empower patient-ambassadors for palliative care

SACRAMENTO — The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has received a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to recruit, train and empower patient-ambassadors for palliative care.

Clinical Director Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: SDSU Board Fellows Program: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders



By Melinda Hohman, Ph.D.

The recent workforce study commissioned by NASW indicated that over a third (35.6%) of the recent social work graduates currently work in non-profit organization (NPO) settings with the majority (92%) in all work settings providing direct or clinical services (Salsbury, Quigley, Acquaviva, Wyche, & Sliwa, 2018). Across ..Read More…

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Wounded Healers: A Multistate Study of Licensed Social Workers’ Behavioral Health Problems
Studies indicate that helping professionals are disproportionately affected by behavioral health problems. Among social workers, the nature ..Read More…

Regional Leader Spotlight: Meet Shelly Kalmer



Shelly Kalmer, MSW, ACSW, Regional Director, Region A


What has been your favorite part of being a regional leader?

I have most enjoyed getting to know social workers in my region and across the state. As a board member and participating in the many state-wide events—CEU Conferences, Lobby Days, Leadership Conferences—in ..Read More…