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Governor Brown Signs Dementia Training Bill into Law

Governor Brown Signs Dementia Training Bill into Law


Governor Brown Signs Dementia Training Bill into Law!
Governor Brown heard from more than 1200 Alzheimer’s Association advocates who sent strong, personal letters urging him to sign Senate Bill 449 (Monning) into law. Thank you to all who responded to the call to action!

The bill increases dementia training ..Read More…

California Rep. Barbara Lee Reappointed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi


One of the House’s most dedicated anti-war activists, California Rep. Barbara Lee, has been reappointed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to the post of House Democratic Representative to the United Nations, POLITICO has learned.

Lee has been the focus of national news in recent weeks, with her steadfast efforts to push ..Read More…

The Importance of Supporting SB 349: the Dialysis Patient Safety Act


By Sonia Perez

Two years ago, a man in his early 40s started receiving treatment at my dialysis clinic in Riverside County, California. He seemed like a happy person and he always told me everything was fine. But a couple of months after starting, his girlfriend came in one day crying and ..Read More…

New Bill Introduced to Create Children’s Savings Accounts

 By Lisa Kopochinski, NASW-CA Editor

In December, Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (AD 46) introduced a bill to create Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA) for every newborn in the state of California.

Yes, when the bill is passed, every child born in California will leave the hospital with financial assets—money in a 529 account! CSA is a ..Read More…

Advancing the American Agenda: How the Social Work Profession will Help

The social work profession was founded in social change. Through the profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources and opportunities that allow them to meet their basic needs.

The Public Policy Department at NASW upholds this challenge by advocating for the Association to ..Read More…

Call with Social Work Community on ACA Open Enrollment: Important White House/HHS Action Alert

You are invited to join a conference call on Tuesday, December 13th at 11:00 AM EST with the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) CEO, Dr. Angelo McClain; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Senior Counselor, Andrea Palm; and White House Senior Associate Director ..Read More…

Legislative Scorecard for the 2016 Session

By Rebecca Gonzales, NASW-CA Director of Governmental Relations and Political Affairs

The National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASW-CA) is proud to release our 2016 Legislative Scorecard.  NASW-CA represents over 10,000 professional social workers who have degrees from accredited social work programs.  NASW-CA advocates on behalf of our members and their clients, for ..Read More…

NASW Statement on Donald J. Trump Election as 45th U.S. President



Association urges President-Elect to help heal divisiveness, trauma from his campaign

By Rebecca Gonzales

The National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASW-CA) issued the following statement after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

The Association is deeply concerned by statements Mr. Trump ..Read More…