Tag Archives: COVID-19

FEATURE – Patchwork Solutions: California Still Does Not Have Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Protocols For Nursing Homes

FEATURE – Patchwork Solutions: California Still Does Not Have Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Protocols For Nursing Homes

By Jason Bloome
NASW-CA News Contributor

Nursing homes in California have been hard hit by COVID-19 with more than 2,184 resident deaths due to the virus. Geriatricians and patient advocates have been pressuring the state to protect nursing home staff and residents by increased testing and isolation of infected residents.  A lack of compliance, enforcement ..Read More…

NASW-CA’s Marin Unit and San Francisco Unit Hosted Virtual Networking Event

We’d like to thank the leaders of both Marin Unit and San Francisco Unit, as well as Jolene Hui and Rebbeca Gonzales for hosting and leading a virtual networking event last night!

The topics covered included:
● An understanding of NASW’s national resources to guide social workers practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic
● An overview ..Read More…

NASW Releases Practice Guidelines For Reopening Social Work Practices

NASW-CA recommends that clinicians consult state and local public health and mental health authorities about how to safely reopen for health and mental health settings such as private offices.  

While restaurants and bars are getting all the attention, and some states are allowing nail salons, beauty and barber shops to reopen with some modifications, clinical ..Read More…

NASW-CA Seeking School Social Workers To Share Their Experience Amid School Closures

Social Workers! The team here at NASW-CA is seeking school social workers this weekend to tell their stories. If you or someone you know are interested in speaking to us about how you’ve had to adapt during the state-wide lockdown and school closures, please contact us via email at membership@naswca.org for more info and ..Read More…

Volunteers For Contract Tracing Of Coronavirus Spread in LA County Needed

Social Workers! Los Angeles County is working hard to do a massive push for contact tracing of people infected with the novel coronavirus throughout the county in order to better assess how far the virus’s reach has been. This is a great opportunity for retired social workers who are looking for a way to volunteer ..Read More…

NASW-CA Joins Coalition To Create Portal For Frontline Workers To Receive Free Access To Therapy – Volunteer Today!

This project is a collaborative effort of California’s licensed mental health professionals to provide support to health professionals, first responders and essential workers on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASW-CA joined this coalition that includes California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, California Psychiatric Association,
and California ..Read More…

2020 NASW Annual Conference Scheduled For June 14 – 17 Will No Longer Be Held In Person, Will Move To Virtual Format

After careful consideration, we have made the decision that the in-person 2020 NASW Conference scheduled June 14-17 in Washington, DC, will not take place, but instead we will hold a Virtual Conference June 15-17, 2020.

Please be patient and give us a little time to solidify all the details. We will update our website ..Read More…

REGION H: Volunteers Needed To Deliver Meals To Seniors on May 8th!

Region H! On May 8th, 2020, we will be sponsoring a lunch for 160 local seniors through an organization called Westside Pacific Villages! It will involve us sponsoring the lunch from a local family owned establishment, volunteers picking up the lunch and then driving around the westside area to deliver the lunches as part of ..Read More…

Los Angeles Times Seeking Palliative Care Social Workers For Upcoming Article

A reporter for the Los Angeles Times is seeking input from social workers working in Palliative Care during the COVID-19 pandemic for an upcoming article.

If you or someone you know works in this setting and would like to participate, please email us at membership@naswca.org and we will put you in touch!

ProPublica Seeks Social Workers Working On Frontlines of COVID-19 Pandemic

ProPublica is looking for information and sources from frontline workers, including social workers currently working in hospital settings. To submit your response, please click on the link below and scroll down towards the bottom of the page. There is a form to fill out.

If you would prefer to get in touch with ProPublica another ..Read More…