Tag Archives: COVID-19

NASW-CA Hosting Follow-up Meeting for “Re-Opening your Private Practice: An Interactive Discussion Forum” On August 27th

NASW-CA Hosting Follow-up Meeting for “Re-Opening your Private Practice: An Interactive Discussion Forum” On August 27th

As a follow up to our June 7th discussion on re-opening your private practice – we are hosting a check-in on this same topic. Some clinicians have re-opened, some have closed their physical offices, some are still tentatively going to re-open if it is safe – some of us don’t know what to do as ..Read More…

From the NRHA: Rural child social workers offer pandemic perspective

Author: Susan Radcliffe and Daniel Pollack | Thursday, Jul. 23, 2020

[Originally published on RuralHealthVoices, part of the National Rural Health Association. Shared with permission from the author]

The allure of being a child social worker in a rural area is strong. Social workers who decide to work in smaller communities may forgo an ..Read More…

Will the Pandemic Cause Mental Trauma?: Joint Statement from NASW, ASWB, and CSWE

July 24, 2020

About Social Work Responds

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve.

Follow Up

CSWE: The Journal ..Read More…

OPINION: The Closure of Schools and the Decline of Child Abuse Reporting Due to COVID-19 — A Perspective from Five Social Workers

By: Rosie Wolfrum, Edlin Vazquez, Maria Fonseca, Ivonne Martinez, and Adriana Sandoval

With the recent news that LAUSD will not be returning to in-person classes in the fall, many parents and advocates are concerned about children’s learning loss and how to provide childcare for many parents who still have to work to support their children. ..Read More…

Insights on a Virus: State dashboards show COVID-19 cases and related deaths much lower in residential board & care than nursing homes in California

By Jason Bloome

COVID-19 has had a devasting impact on residents and staff in long term care facilities in California.  While no care setting is impervious to the virus, residential assisted living homes have much lower rates of COVID-19 cases and related-deaths than nursing homes. 

In California, as of July 7, 2020, there have been ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Social Work’s Pivotal Role in Fighting Systemic Racism

By Janlee Wong,
NASW-CA Executive Director

Historically, NASW has had an intentional policy to recruit members, leaders, and staff to reflect diversity and inclusion of the social worker population and to a lesser extent the general population. In some years it has been successful. Some chapters have struggled but the intention is there and will continue. To ..Read More…

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…