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Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Kurt Wellman

Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Kurt Wellman

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

Kurt Wellman passed away late last year and when the NASW-CA family learned of his passing, many of us were deeply saddened. I first met Kurt as a very energetic BSW student at San Diego State University (SDSU). You couldn’t miss Kurt. He was an older student who ..Read More…

Squirrel Hill

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

The California Chapter of NASW echoes our sister Pennsylvania Chapter in offering our deepest condolences to the families, friends and communities of the victims in the Squirrel Hill synagogue mass killing.

Yes, some of our leaders have decried the shooting, but some haven’t or not adequately in ..Read More…

Mental Health Issue or Not: There Are Too Many Guns Out There

 

By Janlee Wong

Sadly, the political discourse in this country has become so polarized (aided and abetted by the White House) that instead of discussing the massive availability of guns in this country as contributing to mass shootings, politicians dismiss the issue as the actions of a “deranged” individual for which nothing ..Read More…

Never Give Up

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

Throughout the arduous and lengthy presidential campaign, we were subjected to incredible negative forces, running the gamut from calling Mexican immigrants “rapists and criminals” to calling for the prosecution and imprisonment of the Democratic candidate. With each outrageous tweet or statement, which normally would spell the end of ..Read More…

Post-Election Stress and Anxiety (PESA)

By Janlee Wong

The shocking perhaps terrifying election results are in and many social workers are dismayed, depressed and severely anxious about the country’s future.  Already suffering from election stress many are now suffering from post-election stress and anxiety (PESA).  As professionals who help others, here are some ideas on helping ourselves.

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