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

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

NASW Member Sarah Gehlert Selected as Dean of USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Originally published on January 14th, 2020 in USC News
By Eric Lindberg

Photo caSarah Gehlert will join USC in April.
(Photo/Courtesy of Sarah Gehlert)

Experienced researcher and university administrator Sarah Gehlert will lead the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work as dean, university officials announced Tuesday.

Gehlert has served as dean of ..Read More…

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