Region I

NASW-CA Social Work Occupational Council Hosting Virtual Event For New Social Workers on August 7th

NASW-CA Social Work Occupational Council Hosting Virtual Event For New Social Workers on August 7th

NASW-CA’s Social Work Occupational Council and Region I are co-hosting a virtual event on August 7th from 6:00PM-7:30PM for new graduates and early career social workers to discuss salary expectations and negotiations, benefits, and helpful tips on workplace safety, workplace culture, as well as burnout – what it is and tips on how to prevent ..Read More…

#SocialWorkersForBlackLives: Past And Present USC MSW Students Organized Solidarity March in Los Angeles

By Mario Espitia, LCSW
NASW-CA Region I Assistant Regional Director

This past Saturday, on June 13th, 2020, the #SocialWorkersForBlackLives march, organized by USC School of Social Work alumni and students, was held. Social workers from all over the greater Los Angeles area gathered at the USC University gates early in the morning for a moment of ..Read More…

JOIN US! Los Angeles Board Of Supervisors Proclamation For Social Work Month On March 4th

Please join us on Wednesday, March 4th for Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors Meeting. We would like to get as many social workers as we can for a big show of support! Supervisor Hilda Solis will be making a Proclamation to designate March as Social Work Month! Social workers from Region I will also ..Read More…

REGION I: Social Work Support Group Meeting on Saturday, February 8th at CSU Los Angeles

Social workers in Region I, please join us this coming Saturday, February 8th, 2020 for our first Social Worker Support Group for Spring 2020. This event is co-hosted by CSULA’s MSW Student Organization.

There will be two more Support Group Sessions in the Spring on April 11th and May 30th. To register for this ..Read More…

NASW-CA USC Unit Co-sponsored Mental Health for US “Unite for Change Forum: California” Rally

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (right) and Los Angeles County Mental Health Director Dr. Jonathan Sherin open the California Mental Health for US forum at USC.

Mental Health for US is a nonpartisan educational initiative focused on elevating mental health and addiction to national policy conversations in early primary states including Iowa, New Hampshire and California.  ..Read More…

Join Us for a NASWCA Region I Panel Discussion


Join us on September 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a panel discussion on starting and building a private practice. The panelists will share their experiences and speak on topics such as ethical and legal considerations in private practice, marketing and business strategies, and deciding on a target population.

Also here is the ..Read More…

Region I Update

By Paul McDonough

Hello Region I Members:

Effective July 1st, I resigned my volunteer roles as Director of Region I and member of the NASW California Chapter Board of Directors to focus on enjoying paternity leave. Since starting graduate school and joining NASW in 2006, I have been a local volunteer leader, moving up ..Read More…